Norwich Cathedral Choir with Norwich Baroque Saturday 16 November 7.30pm

Saturday 16 November 2019, 7.30pm

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HANDEL Israel in Egypt

Norwich Cathedral Chamber Choir
Norwich Baroque

Katherine Crompton soprano
Kirsty O’Neill soprano
Timothy Morgan counter tenor
Simon Wall tenor
Edward Grint & Bradley Travis bass

Ashley Grote conductor

Tickets £5-£28

Please see www.cathedral.org.uk for full details of these and other events. We look forward to welcoming you to Norwich Cathedral.

Norwich Baroque with cellist Richard Tunnicliffe

Saturday 12 January 2019 7.30pm
Norwich Central Baptist Church, Duke Street, Norwich 

Richard Tunnicliffe cello    

Start your New Year with us as we welcome back cellist, Richard Tunnicliffe, a well-known name in the early music world and someone who has been a significant figure in our development as a group. 

A programme of early Classical music including Haydn’s cello concerto in C and music by CPE Bach, JC Bach and Mozart.

We would love to have the hall filled with excited young cellists, so we are inviting any cellist aged 18 or under to come FREE of charge… no catch or small print at all.

Either book via the Theatre Royal tel: 01603-630000 or just turn up on the door to claim your free ticket. (Cannot be booked via the on line booking system .. too complicated!). 

PLEASE do forward to any young cellists…and consider coming yourself too?As well as the Haydn Cello concerto, Richard will be directing the programme from the cello.. good for the youngsters to see it doesn’t always have to be the violinists who lead!

Christmas concerts 2017 – Norwich Baroque, Cathedral Choir and Viva Voce

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At Norwich Cathedral, Norwich Baroque joins forces with the Cathedral Chamber Choir for a traditional Messiah just before Christmas

Saturday 23 December 2017, 7.30pm
MESSIAH BY CANDLELIGHT

Norwich Cathedral Chamber Choir
Norwich Baroque

Cecilia Osmond soprano
David Allsopp counter tenor
Simon Wall tenor
Edward Grint bass

Ashley Grote conductor

Tickets: £14 to £26.

 

And Viva Voce sing at St Peter Mancroft – a little earlier on the same night so you might be able to make it to both!

Saturday 23 December 2017, 6pm
St. Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich

Candlelit Christmas Concert

In aid of Mancroft Advice Project

Tickets: £8 (£5 concs) or
£21 for a family ticket (2 adults plus children)

Tickets for our concerts at St. Peter Mancroft Church
are available on the door or in advance from
St George’s
Music Shop (01603 626414) or
online at http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/vivavocesingers
(a small booking fee applies).

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

Norwich Baroque – Rebels and Reverends Saturday 22 october

Saturday 22 October 2016, 7.30pm
St Stephens Church, Rampant Horse Street, Norwich

Rebels and Reverends        

Composers of the cloth and those who pushed the boundaries! A concert we have looked forward to ever since it was first planned…. If you don’t leave at the end truly amazed at the contrast within the programme then we will be amazed. Music by Biber, Rebel, Victoria, Vivaldi, Mudge and Kelly.

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Recital at Raynham Hall

Today I have been invited to a recital at Raynham Hall. I have not been there before, nor really been aware of the Hall as a concert venue but it seems that the owners of the hall, Lord and Lady Townshend are keen to use their stately home to help raise money to repair some of their works of art which are in desperate need of restoration. In particular, they are trying to raise the fund of £48,000 to restore three invaluable 17th century paintings of the children of King Charles I.

They have spent the last 5 years restoring the fine art works and decor of the hall which has been in the Townshend family since 1620. Sir Roger Townshend started the building and then in the 1720s, the 2nd Viscount Townshend commissioned William Kent  who later went on to design both Holkham and Houghton Halls which are nearby – and well-recognised as treasures of Norfolk.

Kent’s design work was ornate and included elaborate carvings and mosaics, decorated doorways and lanterns most of which are intact today.

Tonight’s concert will be held in the Marble Hall of Raynham which apparently has astonishing acoustics. It is part of a series of concerts to bring world-class musicians to perform in the house so that people can experience the atmosphere created by the works which the money will help to maintain.

I am looking forward to hearing acclaimed violinist Rachel Podger who is a leading musician in the Baroque and Classical style and Maggie Cole who is also internationally acclaimed for her virtuosity on piano, fortepiano and harpsichord.

I think this will be a rare opportunity to recreate the atmosphere of an 18th century drawing room, and will possibly signal the emergence of Raynham as a distinctive concert venue – I will report back!

Tickets are £50 with proceeds going to the restoration fund and I believe are still available – the phone number is 01328 862133 if you would like to check

Marion de Mello Catlin
editor Music in Norwich

Saturday 17th September 2017 – The C18 Sound

Regular ticket holders of Raynham Recitals will remember an electrifying evening last June with Rachel Podger & Maggie Cole performing JS Bach. For the September recital Rachel & Maggie have chosen the following programme for violin & fortepiano:

CPE Bach – Sonata in C minor
W A Mozart – Sonata for violin & piano KV454 (1784)
L van Beethoven – Sonata for violin & piano No.7 in C Minor, Op.30 No.2 (1801-02)

The Saturday recital is nearly always the mega-star concert and September 17th is no exception as Rachel Podger is, as many of you know, a violinist of world class who performed JS Bach here 18 months ago with Maggie Cole in their first recital together. Maggie, famed not least for her recording of the Goldberg Variations, is a regular at Raynham and we are thrilled to have her here again with Rachel.

Norwich Baroque and Crispian Steele-Perkins

Crispian Steele-Perkins, master of natural trumpet, with Norwich Baroque
26 April at 19:30
St Stephen’s Church, Norwich
Norwich, Norfolk

Music by Handel, Purcell, Eccles, Hebden and (our friend..) the wonderful Rev. Richard Mudge. You have all heard Crispian without realising it on the Antiques road show theme, Bond film scores etc… so come and hear him live in Norwich. He is a true master of his instrument and a nicer and more engaging performer you could not meet! Don’t miss this chance to hear him in the beautiful intimate surroundings of St Stephen’s, Norwich …. Tickets from Prelude Records 01603-628319 £14 (£12) and under 18s £5

Norwich Baroque concert Saturday 25 January

Saturday 25 January 2014, 7.30pm
Norwich Central Baptist Church, Duke Street, Norwich

Following the success of our ‘Virtual Tour of Baroque Britain,’ with live programme notes from Norwich born musicologist, writer and radio broadcaster, Simon Heighes, we are pleased to re-run the format for this concert, entitled ‘Water works’. Norwich Baroque will again be joined by sparkling soprano Jayne May-Sysum with music by Handel, Vivaldi and Bach.

New Music in Norwich booklet is ready

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The new Music in Norwich booklet is ready with a pdf to download from here and free hard copies later this week from usual outlets. Download a pdf here MiN autumn 13 to email

First concerts are:
September 6/7th Norwich School : Salomé : The Garage Chapelfield North, Norwich
7th  NN Chamber : Roderick Williams : John Innes Centre 7.30pm
7th  Norwich Baroque : Emma Kirkby & Michael Chance 7.30
15th Norwich Pops Orchestra : 10th Anniversary : The Halls, Norwich  3pm

Norwich Baroque : A virtual tour of Great Britain

Norwich Baroque present: A Virtual Tour of Baroque Britain

Saturday 15 June 7.30pm
at Norwich Central Baptist Church, Duke Street, NR3 3AP

Tickets £14, from Prelude Records, call 01603 628319

With live programme notes from Simon Heighes, and music by Avison, Purcell, Charke, Corbett, Vivaldi and Mudge.