Saturday 27 October Norwich Baroque plays Mudge at Princes Street URC

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Saturday 27 October 2018 7.30pm
Princes Street United Reformed Church, Princes Street, Norwich

Mudge’s England : Celebrating Mudge’s 300th birthday!                

The Reverend Richard Mudge has become one of our favourite baroque composers. Quintessentially English his music mixes elegance and poise with a unique quirkiness, full of delightful harmonies, good tunes and gentle humour.

This concert will also feature a cello concerto by Mudge’s contemporary, Durham based John Garth, played by popular local cellist, Kate Bennett-Wadsworth.


Ticket and box office information

Tickets for all concerts are on sale from
Theatre Royal Norwich Box Office Tel 01603 630000 at prices varying from £10–£26 with children £2

Also you can buy online via our website    

Visit the website for further Norwich Baroque information and details of the ‘Friends’ Scheme’ or join us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

Schubert Ensemble Trust Commission Grant Scheme

As you may know, The Schubert Ensemble gave its final concert after 35 years on Saturday 30th June.

The Schubert Ensemble Trust (Registered Charity No. 1002244) supported the Ensemble in many of its activities, particularly its prolific commissioning of new works. Over its 35-year career, the Ensemble commissioned 50 concert works from many of the UK’s leading composers. The Trust has some funds remaining, which will be used to promote public performances of these works commissioned by the Schubert Ensemble, a full list of which can be found on the Ensemble’s website (details below).

Applications for grants towards performances can be made by ensembles and concert promoters from 1st September 2018.

Details of the scheme are available on a newly launched archive website at Please go to the ‘SE Trust’ page for further information and for a downloadable application form.

For details of the 50 or so works that qualify for a grant please go to the ‘Archive/Commissions’ page Most of the works are for various combinations of piano and strings.

If you know anyone who might be interested applying for one of these grants we would be very grateful if you would pass this information on. We will be relying largely on word of mouth to publicise this scheme. For those of you on social media, there are recent posts that can be shared on Facebook and Twitter:

Sistema at the Circus Saturday 27 October 7pm

Sistema in Norwich’s Colegate Nucleo Orchestra teams up with Lost in Translation Circus at the Oak Circus Centre for a unique new commission as the 3rd concert of the Sistema Performance Project

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On Saturday 27 October at 7pm an exciting new show involving 8 circus performers, 14 teenage musicians and 6 tutors will amaze you with aerial acts, dazzling acrobatics and juggling while the Sistema in Norwich Colegate Nucleo orchestra plays specially composed music, inspired by the history of circus.

In the third concert of the Sistema in Norwich Performance Project series a disjointed circus troupe interacts with the sound of an orchestra in a game where their bodies harmonise and contrast like fine tuned instruments. Swinging from silks to the sound of violins, tumbling while the trumpets tickle your ears, Lost in Translation Circus and Sistema in Norwich will take you on a journey of music and circus arts, comedy and family fun. Reacting, vibrating, ready to respond to the sound of live music, the performers discover centuries of circus history through especially composed music, from ancient China to a modern jazzy groove.

Conducted by musical director Juan Gabriel Rojas, the concert will be in the fantastic surrounding of the Oak Circus Centre at St Michael Coslany Church, Oak Street, Norwich NR3 3AE

About the Sistema in Norwich Performance Project
The Sistema in Norwich Performance Project is a year-long programme of monthly performances, funded by Arts Council England, which have been devised to give the teenage Colegate Nucleo Orchestra a range of experiences performing for the public partnered with different artistic partners.

Concert #2 was with Norwich-based band The Vagaband at Open – a great success – a combination enjoyed by musicians as well as the audience – a new playing experience, and concert #1 launched the programme in September.

Concert #3 will be just as exciting – with a new piece of music composed by Firdevs Eke – a pianist and composer with a distinctive style that combines

her Eastern roots with classical music, jazz and flamenco. A strong body of work includes pieces for solo instruments, chamber music, orchestral and voices, as well as arrangements of well known pieces from the Turkish traditional music repertoire. Firdevs Eke’s trio Buhara Ensemble has played throughout Europe.

About Lost in Translation Circus
Lost in Translation Circus, one of the UK’s leading contemporary circus companies, is based at the Oak Circus Centre in Norwich, the first establishment of its kind in East Anglia.

Working with a tight-knit group of performers from Italy, UK, Ireland and Australia, the company creates both indoor and outdoor ensemble-based performances, often working with specially composed music.

The new commission has been made possible with funding from the Chivers Trust and the Brighter Future Fund has supported the Sistema at the Circus concert.


For more details contact Marcus Patteson
07590052656  – Mobile
01603 760529  – Work

The Performance Project, which is funded by Arts Council England, is giving young people taking part in Sistema new opportunities to perform and work with professional artists from different backgrounds and musical genres, as well as the chance to work with other young people from across the city and beyond. We hope that, as well as exposing young people to music and opportunities they would not otherwise have experienced, the project will help us develop a bigger audience for our concerts and raise the quality of our ensembles. The project will see us delivering 12 concerts between June 2018 and September 2019.

Sistema in Norwich us a project run by Norfolk & Norwich Community Arts (NORCA)

About Sistema in Norwich
Sistema in Norwich works to transform the lives of children and young people in through participation in music.
We help children realise their potential and succeed across all areas of their lives.

We do this through engaging them in learning to play a musical instrument and being part of an orchestra.

We work in areas of social deprivation, where the needs of children, families and the community are greater.

We draw upon El Sistema, the Venezuelan music programme that offers a tested model, with over 30 years’ experience, of how a music programme can both create great musicians and dramatically change the life trajectory of hundreds of thousands of disadvantaged children, seeking to develop effective ways of applying this within our own communities.

Although our most obvious triumphs may be musical, we are a social action programme supporting children to succeed across all areas of their lives.

Orchestras and Groups
In the primary age programme, all children take part in their school orchestra, so there are orchestras at each of our school sites.  These orchestras feed the cross programme orchestras, the Sarah Glover (beginner / intermediate) and Martineau (intermediate / advanced) orchestras.

Older children take part in the Colegate ‘teen’ Sistema, and are part of the Colegate Nucleo Orchestra and the Martineau Orchestra.

The programme also runs smaller groups and ensembles, including the percussions ensemble, chamber group and choir.

Sistema in Norwich was developed by Norfolk and Norwich Community Arts (NORCA) before the charity name was changed to include Sistema. NORCA has an extensive track record in social impact through arts participation and engagement.

 Sistema in Norwich performance project is funded though Arts Council England, Norfolk Music Hub, The Chivers Trust and Brighter Future Fund

Academy of St Thomas 45th Anniversary concert on Saturday 13 October at St Andrew’s Hall

Norwich welcomes new guest conductor and talented soloist
Come and hear the ever-popular romantic Elgar Cello Concerto played by the
award-winning English ‘cellist Richard Harwood.

Conductor Benjamin Pope, equally at home in the concert hall, recording studio, or working in the world’s leading opera houses, makes his debut with the orchestra.

or at St George’s Music Shop
by telephone or visit
Norwich NR3 1AB – Tel 01603 626414


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Chapel Concerts start with Louis de Bernieres singing

The chapel autumn season opens with a slightly unusual event which should appeal to literary and musical fans of Louis de Bernieres . The truth of the matter is that Louis is not only an author (Captain Corelli’s Mandolin for one) and story teller but also singer and poetic composer of melancholy songs with catchy choruses. Louis not surprisingly makes his own mandolins.

Do come along for what should be a very entertaining evening.

LOUIS DE BERNIERES – author and songsmith

  • Sunday, October 14, 2018
  • 6:30 PM  7:30 PM
  • The Chapel, 64 Park Lane Norwich, England, NR2 3EF
  • Tickets £15 on the Door students under 25 free



QUATUOR VOCE –  Friday, October 19, 2018 7.30-8.30pm

Sarah Dayan & Cecile Roubin – violins
Guillaume Becker – viola
Lydia Shelley – cello

Ligeti; Metamorphoses Nocturnes
Beethoven; Quartet in E flat Op 74 Harp