BBC Singers at Saffron Hall, 20 December 2014

BBC Singers
December 20 2014, 7:00pm

BBC Singers
Norwegian Wind Ensemble
David Hill conductor
Fflur Wyn soprano
Robin Blaze countertenor
Samuel Boden tenor
David Soar bass

Handel Messiah (arr. Stian Aareskjold)

With its electrifying drama about the birth of a new life, its famous arias, and its rousing Hallelujah Chorus, Handel’s Messiah has deservedly become a beloved Christmas institution. In this arrangement for winds, the famous oratorio is sung by the BBC Singers – one of Britain’s most accomplished and versatile professional choirs, acclaimed for the rich beauty of their sound. The Singers are accompanied by Norway’s oldest orchestra, the Norwegian Wind Ensemble, a virtuoso woodwind and brass orchestra founded in 1734.

The performance will be approximately 2.5 hours long, including a twenty minute interval after No.33.

Tickets £12 – £30
Wheelchair and special access requirements can be booked by telephoning the Box Office.

Presented by Saffron Hall

Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music concerts

It is some time since the Goulds were in Norwich. They have always been popular and can be relied upon to produce great performances – and the new James Macmillan Piano Trio, premiered very recently, has had excellent reviews. You can hear the perfumers talking about it in the fee pre-concert discussion at 6.30pm – hope to see you there
Roger Rowe, Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music.

Tickets from Prelude Records 01603 628391, or cash on the door if you want to take a chance. Public £22, members £18, students under 25 £8

Gould Piano Trio
Saturday 6th December 2014, 7:30pm
Pre-concert discussion at 6:30pm
Venue: John Innes Centre

  • Programme:
  • Dvořák: Trio in G minor, Op.26
  • James MacMillan: Piano Trio No.2
  • Schubert: Trio No.1 in B flat, D898
  • Gould Piano Trio:
  • Lucy Gould violin
  • Alice Neary cello
  • Benjamin Frith piano

“…compelling playing, with every note voiced to carry its true functional and emotional weight.” (The Guardian)

Gould Piano Trio website

Sunday 7th December 2014, 12:00 noon
The Chapel Park Lane, Norwich NR2 3EF
Gould Piano Trio

  • Programme:
  • James MacMillan: Piano Trio No.2
  • Brahms: Trio No.3 in C minor, Op.1

Forthcoming Chapel concerts
Sunday 14th December 2014, 6:30pm
Kitty Whately – mezzo-soprano 
Joseph Middleton – piano

  • Schumann Programme:
  • Drei Gesänge: Die Löwenbraut, Die Kartenlegerin, Die rote Hanne
  • Fünf Lieder, Op.40
  • Frauenliebe und -leben, Op.42

Kitty Whately website
Joseph Middleton website

Sunday 21st December 2014, 6:30pm
Brook Street Band

  • Lisete da Silva baroque flute    Farran Scott baroque violin
  • Tatty Theo & Anthony Pleeth baroque cellos    Carolyn Gibley harpsichord
  • Programme
  • Telemann: Paris Quartet No.6, TWV43:E4
  • J S Bach: Violin and Harpsichord Sonata in C minor, BWV1017
  • Rameau: Pièce de Clavecin en Concert, No.1
  • Telemann: Paris Quartet No.1 in D major, TWV43:D3

Brook Street Band website