Saturday 24 June Academy of St Thomas 30th concert at Salle Church near Reepham NR10 4SE


30th concert at Salle Church 7.30pm

With the sun shining and the promise of summer ahead, now is the time to book your tickets for our 30th annual midsummer concert in the wonderful Salle Church.
For this special concert, the Academy of St Thomas is delighted to  welcome back cellist Alexander Baillie to perform favourite works from the cello repertoire. It promises to be a very special evening.

Mozart – Divertimento in D K136
Haydn Cello Concerto in C
Faure Pavane
Leighton Elegy
Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme

Audience are welcome to picnic before the concert in the surrounds of this glorious Norfolk Church.
New ticket arrangements
Tickets are available from 9.30 am on Friday 28 April from St George’s Music Shop 17 –19 St George’s Street, Norwich NR3 1AB 01603 626414 and on-line from . Patrons will need their identity number on the reverse of your card to reserve seats.

You can go in person to St George’s or phone and arrange for your tickets to be posted or put for collection on the door. The shop is just past Norwich Playhouse on the right hand side.


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Saturday 17th June 7.30pm at Norwich Cathedral – Summer Serenade

Summer Serenade 2017



Join Norwich Cathedral Chamber Choir and the Cathedral Players, conducted by Ashley Grote, for ‘Summer Serenade’, an evening of uplifting music for a summer’s evening.

Elgar Serenade for Strings
Part songs by Finzi, Stanford, Pearsall, Sullivan, Elgar and Grainger

‘Feel the Spirit’ –  a cycle of seven spirituals for choir and orchestra by John Rutter

Norwich Cathedral Chamber Choir
Norwich Cathedral Players

Tamsin Dalley Mezzo Soprano

Ashley Grote Conductor

Concert ends 8.45pm (no interval)
Tickets £15-£26 to include strawberries and a glass of wine in the Cloister afterwards

Book at the Cathedral Shop, online at or at Norwich Theatre Royal 01603 630000


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Late Night Lute Thursday 22 June at Octagon Chapel, Colegate, Norwich

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Matthew Wadsworth lute and theorbo

International and renowned lutenist Matthew Wadsworth will play pieces by Dowland, Johnson and Kapsberger from his new album ‘Late Night Lute’, as well as a fantastic new theorbo piece written especially for him by Stephen Goss.

Matthew enjoys playing for intimate audiences in non-concert hall venues – although he has played in many large halls to huge crowds across the globe to great critical acclaim.

In Norwich, he is choosing a ‘pay-what-you-think-on the-night’ approach to ticketing as he hopes that the audience will enjoy the music enough to pay a fair price without putting off people who are not so sure about what they like in musical terms, or want to try something different.

He is planning a number of concerts in new and unusual venues – the Octagon Chapel is well-known as a music venue but rarely will you have had the chance to listen to a lute played in a building matched to its age with such exceptional skill.

“You get the feeling that he’s playing for himself and for you, but not for a big public. Gestures are subtle, with an expressive range which flatters sophisticated ears… perhaps because he always plays from the heart, there’s an inner power and sincerity to his performances which make for compelling listening.”

Simon Heighes, International Record Review

This recital is not to be missed!

Thursday 22 June, 7.30pm
Octagon Chapel, Colegate, Norwich NR3 1BN

More details and a full CV see

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Coming up at The Chapel, Park Lane

Saturday 17 June 2017, 7pm
* Please note change of time *

Trio Isimsiz

  • Programme:
  • Schubert: Trio Notturno
  • Tchaikowsky: Trio in A minor, Op.50

Trio Isimsiz website

Sunday 18 June 2017, 6:30pm
* Please note change of date *

Ammiel Bushakevitz – piano

  • Schubert – The Final Years
  • 4 Impromptus, Op.90, D.899
  • Drei Klavierstücke, D.946
  • 12 Gräzer Waltzer, D. 924

Ammiel Bushakevitz website

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The Bach Players – new CD


‘The orator and the musician have essentially the same aim: namely, to make themselves masters of the heart of their listeners, to arouse or still their passions, and to transport them now to this sentiment, now to that. Thus it is to the advantage of both, if each has some knowledge of the duties of the other.’
(Johann Joachim Quantz)

This recording brings together two wonderful demonstrations of the art of rhetoric: a trio sonata by Dieterich Buxtehude and J. S. Bach’s Musical offering. Bach’s work, written for and dedicated to the flute-playing Frederick the Great, is among his most haunting and enigmatic. The movements are played here not in the order often employed, but in a sequence that reflects their rhetorical unfolding.

As with all The Bach Players’ recordings, fresh insights are gained by placing the music in context.

Dieterich Buxtehude (c. 1637–1707): Sonata no. 6 in D minor for violin, viola da gamba, and basso continuo, Bux WV 257

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750): Musikalisches Opfer, BWV 1079

playing time: 54:13

Marion Moonen flute, Nicolette Moonen violin, Reiko Ichise viola da gamba, Silas Wollston harpsichord

Listen to extracts
Click here to go to the recordings page of our website

Accompanying the CD
A 16-page accompanying booklet includes an essay by Silas Wollston on ‘Bach the orator’. There are photographs of the musicians in recording and a note on the painting by Adolph Menzel that supplies the cover image. The CD and booklet are held in a packet made of card and without plastic.

The CD can now be bought directly from us
It will also be on sale at our next concerts in London (5 July) and Norwich (7 July)
Tickets for these concerts are selling fast: book now to avoid disappointment!

The Bach Players
24A York Rise
London NW5 1ST
telephone 020–7428 5865

The Bach Players
Company Limited by Guarantee
Registration number: 3461775
Registered charity number: 1077709

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Birthday greetings to Roger Rowe

Today is the birthday of Roger Rowe who has now reached a venerable age but is still very active member of the Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music Club. With a real talent for programming and relationships with many of the most prestigious chamber groups and performers who he has brought to Norwich from across the country, Europe and further afield to either John Innes Centre or his very own venue, the Chapel at Park Lane, he has been the mainstay for many years.

Very few people have contributed so much the music scene in Norwich and I am sure that he will continue to do so but he did announce a year ago that he would be stepping back from the organisation of NNCM on his 80th birthday so various people have stepped in to share the load of work that Roger has managed more or less single-handed for many years, including a new chair Andrew Bulman and programming will be led by Mischa Donat.

Tonight is a special concert of the Borodin Quartet in honour of Roger and to mark his birthday. Many people will be there to wish him the very, very happiest birthday and pay tribute to his musical and organisational prowess.

Happy Birthday Roger!!!

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New logo for Music in Norwich


Here is a new logo/web button for Music in Norwich. If you would like to display it on your website or publication then please email me at The more we can build the brand, the more we can cross-promote and publicise all of the great concerts in Norwich and surrounding area

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