Bach Players at Binham Priory Sunday 21 August 2016

The Seasons

on Sunday 21 August at 7.30 pm we are giving a concert at Binham Priory in north Norfolk. We played this programme last summer at The Octagon Chapel in Norwich. So this is a chance to hear it if you missed it last year, or to hear it again in an especially magical setting.

Our ‘Seasons’ programme is light-hearted, upbeat and entertaining and invites you to make musical discoveries besides the tried and tested Vivaldi. It is definitely a programme to bring children to!

Although Vivaldi’s Four Seasons are the most popular, he was by no means the only baroque musician to write on that theme. This concert brings to light some of these other composers – Italian, French and Austrian – and will end appropriately on Vivaldi’s ‘Summer’.

Full details of the concert are on our website. Tickets cost £16, and they can be reserved by telephoning Maureen Frost (01328 830362) or they can be bought on the night.

Coffee and Cabbage
Our next concert at The Octagon Chapel in Norwich is ‘Coffee and Cabbage’ on Thursday 6 October. This is an all-Bach secular programme, including the famous Coffee and Peasant cantatas, with our favourite singers Rachel Elliott and Matthew Brook. More details hereand tickets here.

New CDs
We have received some very nice reviews for our latest CD Venice to Hamburg, both in the UK and in the Netherlands. You can read them on our website. All our CDs can be bought here.

There is still time to subscribe to our next CD, Sleepers awake! (a programme of music by Buxtehude and Bach, which we performed both in Norwich and London in autumn 2014: more details here). You can do this by becoming a Friend of The Bach Players for 2016. Forms for this can be downloaded here or ask for one by replying to this email.

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Music weekend at Cley 16


Cley Contemporary Art Exhibition is an annual event which aims to bring high-quality contemporary visual art to north Norfolk from open submission of Norfolk-based artists. Each year’s show is curated by a guest curator – this year it is architect and artist Hugh Pilkington. In addition to work by 72 visual artists, there s a series of concerts and other events – see

This weekend sees three concerts on consecutive nights at St Margaret’s Church, Cley-next-the-Sea, next to the Three Swallows pub. Tickets on the door £10

Friday 8 July 6.30pm
Anam Cora present a Sung Meditation.

Saturday 9 July 2016 Concert
Big Sky choir at Cley Church 

Sunday 10 July, 2016 Concert
North Norfolk Sinfonia at Cley Church

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Academy of St Thomas at Salle Saturday 18 June

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The Norwich based Academy of St Thomas  celebrates its 200th performance on Saturday June 18th

For this popular midsummer concert at Salle Church near Reepham, the Academy of St Thomas will be directed by the renowned British violinist Lorraine McAslan who will play Mozart’s Violin Concerto in G major and Rondo for violin and orchestra.

Regarded as one of the finest violinists of her generation, Lorraine has appeared with the Academy on many occasions since 1988. She has performed with many of Britain’s greatest orchestras and made regular BBC Radio3 and TV appearances. Initially trained in London with David Martin, Lorraine moved to New York at the age of 17 on the recommendation of Isaac Stern to study with Dorothy Delay at the Juilliard School. The rest of the programme comprises Holst’s St Paul’s Suite, Grieg Elegiac Melodies and the Holberg Suite.

The Academy of St Thomas founded in 1973 is recognised as one of the UK’s foremost ensembles of its kind, and attracts players from across Norfolk, along with loyal and enthusiastic audiences.

Tickets: Prelude Records 01603 628319 or on the door.


Sally Wortley, Academy of St Thomas Administrator
Victoria House, 215 College Rd. Norwich NR2 3JD
0773 3333 256   01603 504301

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Mahler’s Symphony for 1000 tonight 21 May at Norfolk Showground

Today Saturday 21st May epic production of  Mahler’s 8th Symphony involving 1000 musicians and singers from all of the major choirs and orchestras in Norfolk.  It’s at the Norfolk Showground with capacity of an audience of 2000. You can go from 4pm and eat,  make a whole evening of it tickets #nnf16

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Larkhall Trio comes to Norwich 27 May 2016


London-based Larkhall Trio continues its recital series in Norwich.
Assembly House, Theatre Street,Norwich

Friday 27th MAY 2016 19:30

Faure Pavane, Op. 50
Beethoven Trio in E-flat major, Op. 1 No. 1

– Interval – 

Mendelssohn Trio in D minor, Op. 49

TICKETS: £12.50 (General Admission), £10 (Student)
BOX OFFICE: 01603 598688
ONLINE: norwich-tickets- 24853090262?aff=es2 or visit (search for ‘Larkhall Trio Norwich’)



The Larkhall Trio is a London-based classical piano trio formed in 2015. Its members are pianist Emre Oztek, violinist Roberta Cannas and cellist Oda Matilda Lundin. Specialising in the classical and romantic eras, the trio regularly performs throughout the UK and Europe. Larkhall Trio commences their 2016 concert series witha recital at the renowned Fairfield Halls.

Emre Oztek, a native of Cyprus, started his piano studies at the age of nine. At 16, he was named a Fulbright Scholar and moved to the USA to pursue an undergraduate degree at Grinnell College where he continued his studies with Prof. Patrice Ewoldt and

Prof. Eugene Gaub. Oztek won both of Grinnell’s music competitions, and received the Hill Award for Musical Excellence and the Curd Award for Outstanding Instrumentalists. He then received a full scholarship to study under Canadian pianist Prof. Michael Kim at Lawrence University Conservatory of Music where he won numerous awards and competitions including Commencement Competition ’07. After graduating with high honours in the Dean’s List, Oztek moved to London to pursue a Master’s degree in piano performance at Trinity College of Music under the guidance of Prof. Mikhail Kazakevich. In his first year, he received the Alfred Kitchin and the Beverly Creed Scholarships. Since the completion of his Master's studies, Oztek leads a busy teaching schedule, and continues an active performing career as a soloist and chamber musician.

Roberta Cannas, originally from Italy, began her music education at the age of 8. At the age of 11 she began studying at the Conservatoire of Music of Cagliari where she was awarded a Masters Degree in Violin with Distinction in 2005. Roberta moved to London in 2006 where she studied privately with Russian soloist Professor Lydia Mordkovitch until 2009. The recipient of a full scholarship, in 2011 she completed a Master of Arts in Performance and the LRAM Teaching Diploma at the Royal Academy of Music studying with Professors Joshua Fisher and Mayumi Fujikawa. Roberta has done freelance work with Welsh National Opera and the Orchestra della Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Rome) and has been invited to perform with the Orchestra del Teatro la Fenice (Venice) and Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale RAI (Turin). Active in education Roberta has taken part in outreach work with Spitalfields music and is also a committed teacher.

Oda Matilda Lundin was born in Stockholm in 1989. She started to play the cello when she was nine years old. Matilda did her Bachelor of Music with Ola Karlsson and Elemér Lavotha at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and her Master's at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Josephine Knight. Matilda has participated in master classes with renowned cellists such as Truls Mork and Frans Helmerson. Matilda is currently working as a cello teacher in London and performing with the Larkhall Trio.

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Rescheduled concert at The Chapel, Park Lane with Benjamin Johnson and Tim Primrose

Last week the concert at The Chapel, Park Lane organised by Roger Rowe with Ben Johnson/Tom Primrose had to be cancelled due to travel problems.

It has been rescheduled for FRIDAY 20th MAY at 7.30pm so hopefully that is ok for those who were going to attend last week. Roger is hoping it will be a sellout as all proceeds  go to support the Southrepps Festival in August.

Roger says ‘The next few weeks have developed into something of a songfest, in addition to Elizabeth Watts recital on July 10th there is a new recital scheduled for Friday 3rd June featuring the much acclaimed mezzo  Susan Platts who with the American horn player Neil Kimel & pianist Libby Burgess. They play a mouth watering programme of Schubert, Britten and Mahler – details below – and don’t forget John Mills on 26th June – hope to see you, Roger’

Friday 20th May 2016, 7:30pm
The Chapel, 64 Park Lane, NR2 3EF
Tickets £12 on the door

Benjamin Johnson – tenor
Tom Primrose – piano

Shakespeare in all his Guises
Songs to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of the Bard of Avon.

Gerald Finzi – Song Cycle Let Us Garlands Bring

  • Come Away, Come Away Death (Twelfth Night)
  • Who is Sylvia? (Two Gentlemen of Verona)
  • Fear No more the Heat of the Sun (Cymbeline)
  • O Mistress Mine (Twelfth Night)
  • It was a lover and his Lass (As you like it)

Roger Quilter  

  • Come away death (Twelfth Night)
  • O mistress mine (Twelfth Night)
  • Take, O take those lips away (Measure for Measure)
  • It was a lover and his lass (As you like it)

Gerald Finzi             A Young Man’s Exhortation (1933)

Benjamin Johnson website
Tom Primrose website


Friday 3rd June 2016, 7:30pm
The Chapel, 64 Park Lane, NR2 3EF
Tickets £12 on the door

Suzan Platts – mezzo soprano
Neil Kimel – horn
Libby Burgess – piano

Longing Loss &  Lament thought the eyes of Schubert, Britten & Mahler

Schubert; Auf dem Strom
Britten; Folk Songs
Mahler; Kindertotenlieder

Sunday 26th June 2016, 6:30pm
John Mills – guitar


  • Latin American & Spanish music by
  • Granados, Albeniz, Villa-Lobos, Rodrigo and de Falla

John Mills website

Sunday 10th July 2016, 6:30pm

Elizabeth Watts – soprano
Roger Vignoles – piano

  • Those Summer Nights – The Poems of Theophile Gautier
  • Vierne: Beaux papillons blancs
  • Lalo: L’esclave
  • Gounod: Le chanson du pêcheur
  • Bizet: Absence
  • Duparc: Lamento
  • Hahn: Infidélité
  • Chausson: La caravane
  • Debussy: Les papillons; Coquetterie posthume; Seguidilla
  • Falla: 3 mélodies de Theophile Gautier
  • Berlioz: Nuits d’été, Op.7

Elizabeth Watts website
Roger Vignoles website

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UEA Choir and Symphony Orchestra spring 2016 concerts




UEA Choir and Symphony Orchestra spring 2016 concerts

UEA Choir and Symphony Orchestra are putting on two concerts this spring.

On Friday 11 March, UEA Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Stuart Dunlop, will perform a concert based on the theme of transformations, at St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich. The 70-strong orchestra, accompanied by award-winning pianist Warren Mailley-Smith and UEA Drama, will perform Felix Mendelsohn’s magical Overture and Incidental music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as well Sergei Rachmaninov’s beautiful Paganini Rhapsody and Gustav Mahler’s dramatic Totenfeier.

Doors will open at 6.45pm and the concert will start at 7.30pm.

On Saturday 30 April, UEA Choir, under the direction of Tom Primrose, will perform a concert of 20th century masterpieces, at Norwich (Anglican) Cathedral. The 160-strong choir will perform Benjamin Britten’s dramatic and rarely performed Ballad of Heroes op. 14 and Maurice Duruflé’s beautiful and much-loved Requiem, op. 9.

Doors will open at 6.45pm and the concert will start at 7.30pm.


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