Academy of St Thomas at Hingham 14 September


Saturday 14 September 2019, 7.30pm
St Andrew’s Church, Hingham NR9 4HL

A concert of English and American music

Vaughan Williams Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus
Butterworth On the Banks of Green Willow
Samuel Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Copland Quiet City
Rachmaninov Vocalise
Saint-Saëns Symphony No.2

Matthew Andrews conductor
Catherine May soprano

An evocative programme featuring Anglo-American connections highlighting the links between Abraham Lincoln and the Parish of Hingham.

Soprano Catherine May teams up with her husband Matthew Andrews for Barber’s haunting Knoxville: Summer of 1915.

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.

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Academy of St Thomas Saturday 23 June at Salle Church


Music for a Midsummer Evening

Bring a picnic to enjoy before the concert in the glorious surrounds of this mid Norfolk church

Jacob Overture for Strings
Symphony No.22 in Eb “The Philosopher” 
 Violin Concerto in A major
Bartok Rumanian Folk Dances

Clio Gould – Violin/Director

Clio Gould enjoys variety in her career as a violinist and performs as soloist, chamber musician, director and leader internationally and at home in the UK.

She has held major positions as Concertmaster of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Principal Violin of the London Sinfonietta and Artistic Director of Scottish Ensemble, directing from the violin.

This lovely midsummer programme is ideally suited to the ambience and acoustic of Salle Church. Please do bring a picnic to enjoy before the concert in the glorious surrounds of this mid Norfolk church – you may be lucky enough to catch the end of a cricket match on this quintessential English village green as the sun goes down!


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St George’s Music Shop, Norwich or
From £11 and £5 for Students



Academy of St Thomas with guest violinist Amaury Coeytaux at St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich – Saturday 3rd March7.30pm

Amaury Coeytaux 2.jpgAmazing french violinist Amaury Coeytaux returns to Norwich

Following his stunning performance of the Brahms Violin Concerto in 2016, the AST is delighted to welcome back Amaury to play the wonderful violin concerto by Beethoven.


Beethoven Coriolan Overture
Violin Concerto in D major
 Symphony No.9 in C major  ‘The Great ’

Amaury Coeytaux – Violin
Christopher Adey – Conductor

Amaury Coeytaux returns to Norwich after his stunning performance of the Brahms Violin Concerto in 2016; this fantastic French violinist won the hearts of both orchestra and audience.“His poetic interpretation of the established classic delighted the audience”. EDP 2016

In October 2016, the acclaimed Paris-based Modigliani String Quartet appointed Amaury Coeytaux as its new first violinist from 2017.

After 33 years, our principal guest conductor Christopher Adey will be conducting his final concert with Academy of St Thomas.



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St George’s Music Shop, Norwich or TicketSource/AST
From £11 and £5 for Students

Cello Recital by Alexander Baillie on Sunday 14 January 3pm at John Innes Centre


Renowned cellist gives benefit concert in recognition of all the work the Michael Badminton Young Musicians Trust has achieved over the last 20 years.

 Performance opportunities to 100s of young people, instrument loans and financial assistance.

All proceeds will be donated to the Trust’s work to continue supporting young string players in Norfolk.

Tickets on sale now £16 unreserved, under 16 free:
or St George’s Music Shop 01603 626414

Michael Badminton  Norfolk Young Musicians Trust  20th Anniversary Benefit Concert Alexander Baillie cello recital

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Michael Badminton
Norfolk Young Musicians Trust
20th Anniversary Benefit Concert

Alexander Baillie
cello recital

Recognised internationally as one of the finest cellists of his generation, Alexander Baillie will perform a cello recital in aid of the Norwich-based Michael Badminton Norfolk Young Musicians Trust to mark 20 years of the Trust’s support of young string players in Norfolk.

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Academy of St Thomas – concert in memorium Sunday 15 October 3pm at St Andrew’s Hall

Concert in memoriam to Ivan Cane
Due to the sad loss on 5th September of Ivan Cane, our Honorary Life President and founder, this concert will now be given in memoriam. Christopher Adey will conduct Elgar’s Sospiri for strings and harp to open the concert as our tribute to Ivan.

Oct A5 final

New edition of Music in Norwich is out!

Please to say that the newest edition of Music in Norwich is now out on the streets in hard copy and is available to pick up free from the Tourist Information Centre, Theatre Royal, St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich Cathedral, Arts Roundup racks and many other place around Norwich and Norfolk as well as a pdf download from this siteMusic in Norwich spring 17.jpg

Academy of St Thomas spring programme 2015

For 2015, we bring you three varied concerts with some interesting programmes.

Saturday 7th March – the distinguished horn player Timothy Brown returns to perform the favourite Horn Concerto No. 1 by Richard Strauss. After over 20 years’ service with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, he is now principal horn of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, and continues to teach and perform internationally. Tim will also play the lovely Glazunuv Idyll for Horn and Strings. Conducted by Christopher Adey, this concert will begin with a rare chance to hear Schoenberg’s short and  lyrical Chamber Symphony No 2.  Dvorak’s inventive Symphonic Variations will conclude the attractive programme.

Saturday 20th June Matthew Andrews returns to conduct two of the most famous symphonies – Mozart’s Symphony No 40 and Haydn’s Symphony No 94 ‘Surprise’. Leading European virtuoso clarinettist Matthew Hunt will no doubt delight us with Weber’s popular Clarinet Concerto. This concert will conclude with a UK premiere of the Traditional Klezmer Dances for Clarinet and Strings, arranged by John Piper.  This promises to make an exhilarating and unusual finale to the concert!

Saturday 17th OctoberThe Maggini Quartet is ranked amongst the UK’s leading string quartets, and we are delighted to be joining with them for a collaborative concert.  As well as Mozart’s wonderful Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola, there will be a performance of Gordon Jacob’s Pro Corda suite for Quartet and Strings.

Do consider becoming a Patron and help the orchestra – for 2015, we have re- launched our Patrons Scheme with opportunities and offers at several levels.

Silver Patrons 2015
Minimum payment of £25 per individual or couple

Advance booking for all concerts
£1 off the (full) ticket price for 2 tickets,
Reserved seats at Salle (maximum 4)
A free programme
Name listed in concert programmes if wished.

Gold Patrons 2015
Minimum payment of £50 per individual or couple.

Buy one ticket get one free (up to two tickets) for St Andrew’s Hall concerts
Advance booking for all concerts
£1 off the (full) ticket price for 2 tickets
Reserved seats at Salle (maximum 4)
A free programme
Name listed in concert programmes if wished.

Patrons application forms can be downloaded from our website .

Visit our website for full details of our new Corporate and Partners scheme. We hope you enjoy the season.

Sally Wortley – Orchestral Administrator