Norwich Pops New Year’s Day concert

Happy New Year everyone!


Sunday 1 January 2017, 3pm

Our ever-popular concert including waltzes and polkas to welcome the new year.

Catherine May will be delighting us with these stunning arias

The Doll Aria (Les oiseaux dans la charmille) from Les Contes d’Hoffmann – Offenbach
Juliette’s Waltz aria (Ah! je veux vivre) from Romeo et Juliette – Gounod
Je dis que rien ne m’épouvante from Carmen – Bizet
Meine Lippen sie küssen so heiss from Giuditta – Lehar
One More Kiss from Follies – Sondheim
Out of my Dreams from Oklahoma – Rodgers and Hammerstein

Also on the New Year’s Day Programme

Cinderella Overture – Rodgers and Hammerstein
Barataria, March – Komzak
Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna – Suppe
A Guid New Year (arr. Davidson)
The Beautiful Blue Danube – Strauss II
Radetzky March – Strauss I

More about Catherine May on her website:

Tickets on sale available from Prelude Records,
25B St. Giles Street, Norwich NR2 1JN Tel: 01603 628319 Or online at

Norwich Phil Orchestra and Chorus tonight at St Andrew’s Hall

Tuesday 20 December 2016, 7.30pm
St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich

Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra Norwich Philharmonic Chorus

David Dunnett conductor

Tickets now on sale from:
Prelude Records,
St Giles Street, Norwich
01603 628319. Info:

Norwich Baroque Messiah at Norwich Cathedral 17 December 7.30pm

Saturday 17 December 2016, 7.30pm
Norwich Cathedral

Messiah by Candlelight                  

This is Norwich Baroque’s annual atmospheric and timeless start to Christmas week. Tickets usually sell out, so act quickly and free yourself from the bustle and commercial pressure of the high street and instead join them in our magnificent Cathedral to celebrate Handel’s way.

Tickets for all 2016-17 Norwich Baroque concerts are on sale at Prelude Records 01603 628319 at prices varying from £8–£20 with children £5 and for concerts at the Cathedral also from the Theatre Royal Box Office 01603 630000 or via the Cathedral website.

About Norwich Baroque
Performing with eminent soloists from the early music world, Norwich Baroque has established a niche for itself in the cultural life of the region. In their  10th anniversary year they are performing five concerts of great contrast: Vivaldi’s ever-fresh Four Seasons, Rebels and Reverends featuring some music way ahead of its time, two masterpieces of choral writing from Bach and Handel (the great Mass in B minor and Messiah) plus their own celebration of Christmas.

Looking ahead to 2017 you can choose from an evening with acclaimed mezzo-soprano Diana Moore, another in their hugely popular Live Programme Notes series of concerts with Dr. Simon Heighes and Bach’s awe inspiring St Matthew Passion. 

Brook Street Band Sunday 18 December 6.30pm at The Chapel Park Lane, Norwich

The Brook Street Band make a welcome return visit for their annual concert of festive music for Christmas by Handel, Purcell and  Bach  – with a glass mulled wine. Both this concert and the Chiaroscuro Quartet recital on 5th January are likely to be very popular so you are advised to email to make sure of a place.
The Chapel, Park Lane NR2 3EF
Sunday 18th December 2016, 6:30pm

Brook Street Band

Nicki Kennedy  soprano
Farran Scott baroque violin
Tatty Theo baroque cello
Robin Bigwood  harpsichord

A programme of music for Christmas by Purcell, Bach and Handel

Brook Street Band website


Lieder at the John Innes Centre Sunday 11th December 2016, 3pm

It is some time since we have had a true lieder recital and next Sunday’s concert should be very special as it not only includes two of the very finest lieder cycles ever written but brings to Norwich,  John Mark Ainsley & Roger Vignoles – two of the very finest singers interpreters around internationally. The two great cycles Dichterliebe & Liederkreis, Op 39,were composed  in the year of Schumann’s marriage to Clara when was at the height of his creative powers.

Misha Donat gives a free introductory talk at 1.45pm – so take a break from writing Christmas cards and come along to  an afternoon of sheer musical joy. Roger

John Mark Ainsley – tenor
Roger Vignoles – piano
Pre-concert talk by Misha Donat, 1:45pm

John Innes Centre, NR4 7UH

Schumann Lieder
Myrthen, Op.25
Liederkreis, Op. 39
Dichterliebe, Op. 48

John Mark Ainsley website
Roger Vignoles website



Sistema in Norwich Winter concert Saturday 3 December 2016

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It’s tonight!

Celebrating the season with a concert of pieces and excerpts from across the Sistema in Norwich programme. The concert will feature children from three of our schools (Catton Grove Primary School, Lakenham Primary School and Norwich Primary Academy) and our ‘teen’ Sistema programme, with children taking part in our three orchestra groups – the Sarah Glover, Martineau and Colegate Nucleo Orchestras.

Join us in the lovely setting of the Octagon Chapel for an evening of music and a glass of mulled wine.

Please note that there is no parking at the venue (Spaces can be booked if you have mobility or access needs. Please call us to organise)

Adults £3 / Children £ 1 / Under 5’s Free