What’s on Music in Norwich tonight

Friday 27 July 2018 – Norfolk Day

Triorca Orchestra plays for Norfolk Day – see more here
Fri 19:30 · OPENNorwich

Listings put together by Richard Shashamané. Follow his Facebook group Norwich: Music City, UK for updates in the future

Creedence Clearwater Review
Fri 20:00 · Norwich Arts Centre

Saporita Norwich

Kemakil Suburban Toys, Track Not Found, Sucking Grunts, MC.
Gringos Mexican Tequila Bar

The Borderline
Fri 20:00 · The Reindeer

Swing on the Terrace at St Giles House Hotel
Fri 17:00 · StGiles House-Hotel

Norfolk Day
Fri 10:00 · The Hamlet Charity

Norm’s at The Crypt: The Renadeans + Vier + Space Is Big
Bedfords Crypt

Waterloo Park Fete for #NorfolkDay
27 Jul–28 Jul · Park Britannia

Hello La Voix – Norwich
Fri 20:00 · Norwich Playhouse

Miserable Man Live at The Rumsey Wells, Norwich – UK
Fri 21:00 · The Rumsey Wells

Laugh in the Park 2018
Fri 19:30 · Chapelfield Gardens

Norfolk Day 2018 Event
Fri 12:00 · Norwich Cathedral

MaCs All Things Disney Twisted Quiz
Fri 20:00 · The Murderers

The Kut/TheKillingCulture/Gent Music/Rhea
Fri 19:00 · B2 VENUE

Those Deadbeat Cats
Last Pub Standing

My First Circus: The Circus Child
Fri 10:15 · The Garage Norwich

PRIDE at Lollard’s Pit
27 Jul–28 Jul · Lollards Pit Pub

Propaganda Norwich – Alan Partridge Party £3 GL @The Waterfront!
Fri 22:30 · Propaganda

Swampy’s Silly Summer Parade
Fri 10:00 · Bewilderwood

Free Improv Comedy Show
Fri 20:00 · Cactus Cafe Bar

Norfolk Day at Norwich Cathedral – with Norwich Community Choir
Fri 18:30 · Norwich Cathedral

ABBA Tribute Act
Fri 20:00 · Hungry Horse

‘Ats Entertainment
Fri 19:30 · Aroma

Bassline vs Drum & Bass – Norwich
Fri 22:00 · Mantra Club & Lounge

Stephen Bailey
Fri 19:30 · NTR Take Part

Fun House // Friday 27th July // Karma Terrace // 12-4 // Free
Fri 23:55 · Karma Kafe

Norfolk Day and Edmund Paston’s Tombland Tales
Fri 10:30 · Maids Head Hotel

King Louis’ Swing Club – DJ AV8 – Upstairs
Fri 20:30 · Louis Marchesi

Dove And Boweevil At The Vagabond
Fri 20:00

Time Travellers: Enriching the List
Fri 10:30 · Ground Floor

AddictiveMix Public Gig
Fri 20:30 · The Maids Head Old Catton

Norfolk Day at The Brew House
Fri 12:00 · St Andrews Brew House

True Scape Live at Louis Marchesi Norwich
Fri 21:00 · Louis Marchesi

Our House + Friends – 27th July at Gonzo’s
Fri 22:00 · Gonzo’s Tea Room

York fest 7
27 Jul–28 Jul · The York Tavern

Norfolk Day at The Wildebeest
Fri 12:00 · The Wildebeest

Drag Queen Marcia D’Arc ‘Songs of Smut and Sparkle’
Fri 20:00 · Octagon Unitarian Chapel

Bossa/Samba Revolucion
Fri 19:00 · Revolucion de Cuba Norwich

Fine City Chorus at The Cathedral
Fri 18:00 · Norwich Cathedral Quarter

Desperado’s band
Fri 20:00 · The Dukes Head Corpusty

Live music – Jack Austin
Fri 19:30 · The Old Ram Coaching Inn

Un-Poweredhouse at Chapel Break Social Club
Fri 20:30 · Music and Social Bar

Red Card Comedy Club presents Laugh in the Park Festival of Comedy – Friday 27th
Friday 27th July 2018
Doors: 6:00 PM

Gig in the Park 2018
Diss Park
Friday 27th July 2018
Doors: 6:00 PM

Blind Tiger
Walnut Tree Shades

from 20:30 to 00:00

The Brickmakers

Sex Pissed Dolls


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Assembly House Music Thursday 19 July 1pm Jean-Selim Abdelmoula

NB Due to visa difficulties the New York based Zora String Quartet have been forced to cancel their UK tour which would have opened with the planned concert at The Assembly House on July 19th.

We are however very fortunate that the brilliant young Swiss pianist JEAN-SELIM ABDELMOULA has agreed to step in at short notice. Jean-Salim has already received many international piano prizes and is one of only two pianists selected by the András Schiff Performance Programme for Young Pianists at the Kronberg Academy in Germany.

So, Thursday 19 July at 1pm we are hosting a performance by award winning Swiss Pianist – Jean-Selim Abdelmoula, who will be performing:

SCHUBERTMoments musicaux D 780 Op 94 Nos 1 -3 (Book 1)
JANACEKIn the Mists
SCHUBERTMoments musicaux D 780 Op 94 Nos 4-6 (Book 2)
BEETHOVENSonata in A flat, Op.110


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All tickets purchased for the Zora String Quartet will of course still be valid and we are confident that you will be pleased with the replacement act, but if you do require a refund for any reason please don’t hesitate to get in touch – either by replying to this email or calling promoter – Iain Lowery on 07786940878.

How to book

If you have not yet booked tickets then you can do so online now at:

Alternatively, you can pay by cheque – made out to ‘Assembly House Classical’ and posted to ‘Assembly House Classical, 28 Leonards Street, Norwich, NR3 3BW‘ – Please include a note to say which of our forthcoming concerts you are booking for, together with a stamped addressed envelope OR your email address so we can get your tickets to you.

Tickets are £12 each.

Hope to see you on there!

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Mozart Orchestra in Bungay Saturday 14th July 2018, 7:30pm

St Mary’s Church, Bungay – Sat 14th July 2018, 7:30pm
Stravinsky – Suites No 1 & 2 for Small Orchestra
Dvorak – Czech Suite
Mendelssohn – Symphony No.3 ‘Scottish’ Op.56

Conductor : Tadeusz Kaznowski
Leader : Fiona Hutchins

Tickets available from Terry Reeve, New Beginnings Florists, Earsham Street, Bungay
01986 896416 or online 
£12 per ticket – no reserved seats
In association with the Bungay Festival and in aid of the NSPCC

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Concerts at The Chapel, Park Lane 7/8 July

On Saturday evening at 7.30pm the Canadian baritone, Tyler Duncan, well known in  America for his operatic roles at the Met, Chicago and major centres, opens his  European tour with a recital of beautiful songs from the French repertoire – it should be a special occasion.

By contrast on Sunday evening at 6.30pm the lute pedagogue, Nigel North, gives a duo recital music from renaissance Europe. Do come along if you can, Roger

PS – also have a look at the revamped chapel website
www.norwichchapelconcerts.org.uk for the full concert programme.

The Chapel, 64 Park Lane, NR2 3EF

Saturday 7th July at 7.30pm

TYLER DUNCAN – baritone
English Songs by French Composers

Reynaldo Hahn –  Charles Gounod  –  Darius Milhaud
Francis Poulenc –  Saint-Saens –   Roussel – Ravel Given


Sunday 8th  July at 6.30pm

Musica Duorum

Duets from Renaissance Europe including
by Spinacino,Saltarello  

Francesco da Milano  Alfonso Ferrabosco & many others


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Sistema Norwich launches new programme of performance by the Colegate Nucleo Saturday 30 June

Sistema Norwich recently won funding for a project to help their most senior orchestra, the Colegate Nucleo Orchestra who are the children who started with the Sistema project many years ago now and these children are now teenagers and accomplished musicians.

This project is offering them a series of performance opportunities working with other groups of musicians – different styles and collaborations creating an exciting series. The first is this Saturday 30 June, 7pm in their home venue – the Octagon Chapel.

If you have never been to a Sistema concert before, come and find out what they are about, and if you have, come and see how well they have progressed under the leadership of virtuoso violinist and musical director, Juan Gabriel Rojas, who will also be playing with his partner Firdevs Eke. All info on the poster below


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Chroma Ensemble at The Chapel Sunday 1 July 6.30pm

The ever enterprising Chroma Ensemble (this time clarinet/cello/violin & harp) return with an exhilarating programme from Biber & Dufay to Benjamin Britten. Stuart King devised the programme which plays without a break and includes some compositions by the performers themselves. It promises  be an entertaining and inspirational evening.


The Chapel, Park Lane
Sunday July 1 at 6.30pm


DANIEL PIORO – violin    CLARE O’CONNELL – cello
STUART KING – clarinet    HELEN SHARP – harp
Britten – Suite No.3 for cello Op.87
Introduzione – Marcia – canto
Heinrich Biber – Passacaglia (The Guardian Angel)
Britten – Suite for harp Op.83
Nocturne –Toccata – Hymn
Gabriel Jackson – Eurydice
Dufay – Ave Maris Stelis
Britten –   ‘Les Illuminations’ – Depart


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International Make Music Day this Thursday 21 June 2018

Make Music Day  also known as World Music Day or Fête de la Musique 2018 in France is an international event, celebrated in over 120 countries around the world which encourages people to make music – in bars, on the street, beaches, fields, supermarkets. Anywhere in fact. In France, towns come alive with music on every corner. It is more recent in the UK but Norwich Music Hub and Making Music are pulling together this connected set of free music events on the longest day of the year. You can find a full list of events in Norfolk here.
Here are some highlights, there are many more including Norwich Arts Centre and The Assembly House.
The season of lunchtime classical concerts continues this Thursday at The Assembly House with the brilliant Tyburn Trio – Advance tickets available via: https://bit.ly/2LEGkOA .
NNUH in the West Atrium 10 – 5pm 
including BellFolk, Carrie O’Donnell, Katie Schutte, Norfolk Pianist, Salman Toheed.
Music at Millennium Library from 11 – 4.00
Norfolk Pianist, Xenia Horne and Caroline Bishop, Carrie O’Donnell, Norwich School Making Musicians and Katie Schutte.
Chapelfield Bandstand – performers from Access to Music.
Wells Granary
Xenia Horne and Ivan McCready 7pm followed by a special performance from Harmonium 8pm.
Wells Library 11.30 – .1.30
Singing and song writing workshop focussing on Olive Edis, led by Jane Wells (free ).
Fakenham Library
10.00 Brian Davis Harpist, 11.00 Ivan McCready Cello.
Yarmouth Library
10.00 Xenia Horne Harpist then local acts.
North Walsham Library
12.00 Brian Davis Harpist.
Thetford Library
Vince Gregory Guitarist.
Sheringham Library 1pm
Ivan McCready Cello.
Glemham Hall 2.30
Zoe Anderton Harpist.
Plumstead Road Library 3.00
Carrie O Donnell pianist.
Alderman Peel High School
performances throughout the day.
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