New season at The Chapel, Park Lane, begins on Sunday 1 October

The Autumn season at The Chapel begins this Sunday 1st October at 6.30pm when the exciting  German pianist Valentin Schiedmair is in the UK and in Norwich his programme will include Schumann’s Carnival as well as works by Bach, Beethoven & Chopin – all should be well suited to the chapel Bluthner. Do come along if you can.

I also set out below the programme to Christmas – do note the Hugh MacDonald lectures which were such a success last year. Roger


The Chapel, 64 Park Lane, NR2 3EF

Tickets on the door £15 except where stated – students under 21 free

Sunday 1st October 2017, 6:30pm
Valentin Schiedermair – piano

  • Bach: Prelude & Fugue in D major 
  • Beethoven: Sonata Op.10, No.3
  • Chopin: Nocturne Op.48, No.1
  • Schumann: Carnaval Op.9
  • Valentin Schiedermair website

Sunday 15th October 2017, 6:30pm
Neave Piano Trio

Anna Williams – violin Mikhail Veselov – cello
Eri Nakamura – piano

  • Debussy: Trio in G major
  • Faure: Trio in D minor, Op.120
  • Roussel: Trio in E flat, Op.2

Neave Trio website

MacDonald Lectures I     tickets £5 incl glass of wine
Monday 23rd October 2017, 7:00pm
Musical Life in 18th & 19th century Vienna

MacDonald Lectures II   tickets £5 incl glass of wine
Monday 30th October 2017, 7:00pm
Musical Life in 18th & 19th century Paris

 MacDonald Lectures III  tickets £5 incl glass of wine
Monday 6th November 2017, 7:00pm
Musical Life in 18th & 19th century London

MacDonald Lectures IV  tickets £5 incl glass of wine
Monday 6th November 2017, 7:00pm
What’s wrong with concerts – and What’s right

Sunday 29th October 2017, 12:00 noon
Vienna Piano Trio

Mozart: Piano Trio in G major, K564
Beethoven: Piano Trio in G major, Op.1/2

Vienna Piano Trio website

Sunday 12th November 2017, 6:30pm
English Piano Trio

Jane Faulkner – violin
Pal Banda – cello
Timothy Ravenscroft – piano

Haydn: Trio in G minor, H15/19
Schubert: Trio No.2 in E flat, D929

English Piano Trio website

Sunday 17th December 2017, 6:30pm
Brook Street Band
Christmas Concert

Brook Street Band website

Recitals at Raynham Hall 23/24 September 2017

23 September 2017, 6.30pm
Michael Chance and his son Alexander
Maggie Cole and cello with two recorders in a programme devised to celebrate
the life of Alfred Deller who championed the repertoire
and ‘voice’ of the countertenor.

24 September 2017, 3.30pm
Jacob Cordover
The Spanish Guitar. Jacob Cordover’s performance has
‘the touch of magic’.

Tickets from

Make it into a real occasion and stay for supper!
After the concert in the Marble Hall, you can extend the pleasure with a supper picnic in the fantastic State Rooms. Bring your own picnic (and cutlery) or order  delicious pre-prepared supper-in-a-box at £23 per head from the Ticketsource website. Raynham Hall champagne can be pre-ordered and will also be for sale on the night.

Supper places are limited to 50 in total and the Raynham Circle of Friends members have free places, normally £10 per person. Or you can eat in the grounds for free, before or after the concert. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Raynham Hall, Fakenham Norfolk NR21 7EP
Tel 01328 862133 email

About Raynham Hall
Raynham Hall near Fakenham, Norfolk has been the seat of the Townshend family for over 400 years. Raynham Recitals is a programme of chamber music held in what used to be the great hall of this Jacobean house designed and built by Sir Roger Townshend with his Master Mason William Edge. Later paved in marble by William Kent and embellished in C18th style, the Marble Hall epitomises the dual spirit of Raynham Hall. Lofty, elegant and flooded with light, it also has a clear but gentle resonance which is perfect for the intimate chamber music presented at the Raynham Recitals.