Two days of recitals in the wonderful Marble Hall at Raynham Hall near Fakenham.
If you have not been there, give yourself a treat and book for this weekend
Rachel Podger is really world-class – this is not an exaggeration and in the intimate acoustics of the Marble Hall you will feel as though you are in a private recital
And the Sunday afternoon concert of Renaissance and Baroque gems following Uffenbach’s travels, recorded in his journals which give a rare insight into the eighteenth century.
Tea and cakes are served after this concert, bookable on the website www.raynhamrecitals.co.uk
Tickets available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/raynham-recitals or
The recitals are held in what used to be the great hall of a late 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 the C18th style, this room 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 in this beautiful house.
The architect Sir Roger Pratt visited the hall after Sir Roger’s death in 1637 and wrote: “Not long after it was built…..I was some while in it while it had no ornament at all…. There was somewhat in it divine in the symmetry of proportion of length, height and breadth which was harmonious to the rational soul”.
Come and share Sir Roger Pratt’s assessment of Raynham by booking tickets for the recital weekends in June and September, or the Royal Academy at Raynham annual performance in April. After you have enjoyed the harmonious experience in the Marble Hall, feed the inner man or woman with a supper picnic.
You can book supper places in the State Rooms – move fast as we are limited to 50 places in total. Circle of Friends members are entitled to free places, normally £10 per person. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Bring your own complete picnic or choose from the menus on the website. The supper-in-a-box option @ £23 per person provided by Belinda Ellis is always delicious. Enhance your evening even further with Raynham Champagne, on order or for sale on the night. Water is provided but not glasses.