Assembly House Classical present Brodsky Quartet to start the year in style

The first Assembly House Classical concert of the year is the Brodsky Quartet next Thursday, 9th of January at 1pm at the beautiful Assembly House.

The Brodsky Quartet are one of the top string quartets in the country. They have recorded soundtracks for film and TV as well as working with artists like Bjork and Elvis Costello and Paul McCartney. Start the year off by coming to this wonderful concert.

Booking details: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/brodsky-quartet-tickets-82832753997

https://www.brodskyquartet.co.uk

Since its formation in 1972 the Brodsky Quartet has performed over 3000 concerts on the major stages of the world and released more than 60 recordings. A natural curiosity and insatiable desire to explore has propelled the group in many artistic directions and continues to ensure them not only a place at the very forefront of the international chamber music scene but also a rich and varied musical existence. Their energy and craftsmanship have attracted numerous awards and accolades worldwide, while ongoing educational work provides a vehicle for passing on experience and staying in touch with the next generation.

“There was a pause of almost a minute before the audience applauded – testimony to the spell that the new-look Brodsky Quartet had cast.

…it was obvious to all that the “new era” will be as exciting as all those that have gone before.”​
Limelight Magazine

“…the players gave unstintingly of their passion and energies, playing with a spirit so transformational you felt they were actually improving the world.”  The Strad

Tonight at St George’s Church Tombland UEA Chamber Choir Christmas Concert

Sunday 8 December 2019, 6.30pm (doors 5.45pm)
St George’s Church, Tombland, Norwich

Christmas with UEA Chamber Choir

UEA Chamber Choir
Tom Primrose conductor

A selection of seasonal music for a capella voices

Experience centuries of seasonal music with UEA’s Chamber Choir as they present a programme of a capella vocal gems. A not-to-be-missed highlight in Norwich’s musical Christmas calendar!

Tickets: Free to attend. Capacity is limited, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Concerts at The Chapel, Park Lane, Norwich this weekend

Chapel concerts are coming thick and fast at present; I promise a quieter time next year – perhaps!

The EUSEBIUS QUARTET were outstanding success when they were in residence at Aldeburgh last year and they will visit the chapel for the first time on Saturday to play Haydn, Bartok and one of Beethoven’s greatest quartets, Op 132. The next evening the MORIARTY WIND QUINTET give a concert as a prelude to their schools visit on Monday under the auspicies  of Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music. Those of you who came to their concert last year will remember that both the musicians themselves and their pogromming is original and entertaining. Roger

THE CHAPEL PARK LANE
Tickets £15 on the door – Under 23’s come free

Saturday 16th November 7.30pm – 9pm

EUSEBIUS QUARTET
Haydn String Quartet Op.9 no.1
Bartok String Quartet No.3
Beethoven String Quartet in A minor, Op.132

Sunday 17th November 6.30pm – 7.30pm

MORIARTY WIND QUINTET
Holst; Quintet in A flat Op. 14
Debussy; Petit Suite (arr. Gordon Davies)
Zemlinsky; Humoresques
Hindemith; Kleine Kammermusik for Wind Quintet, Op.24 No.2

Keswick Hall Choir presents Americana 2 Saturday 30 November 2019

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Saturday 30 November 2019

Americana 2: Exploring North American choral music

Aaron Copland In the beginning
Dan Forrest Good night, dear heart
Randall Thompson Alleluia
Ernst Toch Geographical fugue
David del Tredici Acrostic song
Eric Whitacre When David heard

Plus folksong and spiritual arrangements by James Erb, Robert Fountain and John Rutter

A programme exploring some jewels of 20th-century American choral music. Copland’s choral fantasia joyfully expounds the Genesis story of creation, while Whitacre’s deeply felt setting of a line from the Second Book of Samuel really plucks at the heartstrings. The programme will include both a speaking chorus (Toch) and a whispering chorus (del Tredici) as well as Randall Thompson’s classic setting of just one word.

Director: Chris Duarte

Venue: Church of St Peter Mancroft, Norwich
Time: 7.30 pm

Tickets £12/£7/£2, and can be bought:

  • From St. George’s Music Shop, 17-19 St George’s Street, tel. (01603) 626414;
  • Online via ticketsource;
  • On the door!

Love:Handel Festival this weekend 4-6 October 2019

with the Brook Street Band

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Friday 4 October at The Chapel
2-5pm Vocal Masterclass with Dame Emma Kirkby : £5
7.30-9.30pm Concert and Talk : Friends, Foes and Fellow-Musicians : The Chapel : £15

Saturday 5 October at The Chapel & Princes Street URC
10.30-11.30am Family-friendly Concert  : The Chapel : Free
1-2pm Concert : From Leipzig to London : The Chapel :  £15
2.30-3.45pm Interactive Talk by Benjamin Hebbert :   Every Instrument Tells a Story : The Chapel : £5
7.30-9.30pm Concert : The Concerto Story : Princes St : £20

Sunday 6 October at The Chapel & Princes Street URC
10.30-11.30pm Coffee Concert : Kaffeehaus Culture :
The Chapel : £15 inc coffee
12.45-2pm Illustrated Concert : Halle, Hanover & Hamburg The Chapel : £15
4.30-5.30pm Talk Dr David Vickers : Handel & His Patrons Princes Street URC : £5
6-8pm Festival Finale Concert : Handel’s Acis and Galatea : Princes Street URC : £20

Venues: The Chapel 64 Park Lane, Norwich NR2 3EF
United Reformed Church, Princes Street, Norwich NR3 1AZ

For a full festival programme, passes and booking details, see http://www.brookstreetband.co.uk/love-handel-2019

The Brook Street Band (formed in 1996 by baroque cellist Tatty Theo) is named after the London street where Handel lived and worked. It is now recognised amongst the UK’s leading period instrument ensembles, winning awards, and accolades for recordings and broadcasts from Radio 3, Classic FM and Gramophone Magazine. The Band’s most recent CD ‘Handel Sonatas for Violin and Basso Continuo’ was shortlisted in the category for chamber music/small ensemble at the Grammy Awards. The Brook Street Band relishes its Norfolk connections, with frequent concerts and education projects in the region.  The Band founded the highly successful biennial festival love: Handel, which combines concerts with an education programme for young people.

Mozart Orchestra Autumn Concert Saturday 5 October

Mozart Orchestra

Saturday 5 October 2019, 7.30pm
St Andrews Hall, Norwich 

Autumn Concert

Smetana Vltava ‘Má Vlast’
Ravel Mother Goose (Ma mère l’Oye)
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade
Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin

Conductor Tadeusz Kaznowski
Leader Fiona Hutchins

Conducted by our Resident Conductor Tadeusz Kaznowski, the Mozart Orchestra offers a dazzling and colourful concert of music to close its 2019 season!

Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherazade, considered to be Rimsky Korsakov’s most popular work combining features typical of Russian music and Smetana’s Vltava one of the most widely performed symphonic poems which describes the course of the river Vltava starting from two small springs to the unification of both streams into a single current.

Founded in 1961, the Mozart Orchestra has established itself as one of the leading orchestras in the local area, giving up to four concerts from May to October, usually three in Norwich and one further afield in East Anglia. The orchestra explores a wide-ranging repertoire and showcases both locally and nationally renowned soloists.

Further details about Mozart Orchestra and the forthcoming concert programme can be found
on the website at http://www.mozartorchestra.org.uk
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mozartorchestra

Assembly House Classical present Fitzwilliam Quartet Thursday 3 October 1pm

 

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At The Assembly House in Norwich this Thursday 1pm

This Thursday lunchtime Assembly House Classical are really excited to present a concert by the renowned Fitzwilliam Quartet.

The Fitzwilliam Quartet became well known through their close association with Dmitri Shostakovich, who met them on a visit to York. He entrusted them with the Western premières of his last three quartets, and they were the first quartet to perform and record all fifteen. The quartet was founded in 1968 by four Cambridge undergraduates and is now one of the longest established quartets in the world.

The programme for the afternoon includes –
Bach – Art of Fugue No 1
Shostakovich – String Quartet No 11
Beethoven – String Quartet Op 131

Tickets are selling well in advance but there still some available to buy online and we will make some available to purchase on the door this Thursday from 12:15 pm when doors open. The concert itself will start at the usual time of 1:00 pm.

If you’d like to purchase tickets in advance please click the button below…

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This weekend Baroque and Renaissance treats at Raynham Hall

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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
email admin@raynhamhall.co.uk

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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.

Concerts at The Chapel, Park Lane

The Chapel, Park Lane, NR 2 3EF
Wednesday 26th June at 7.30pm

BEN JOHNSON tenor
TOM PRIMROSE piano

Southrepps  Fundraising
Song recital
Schubert; Wehmut – Der Zwerg – Nacht und Träume – Der Winetrabend – Die Sterne
Poulenc; Montparnasse – Paganini – Le Bestiaire – Two Aragon settings ( -C & Fetes Galantes)
Roger Quilter; Come Away Death – O Mistress Mine – 7 Elizabethan Lyrics


Sunday 30th June at 6.30pm
MARK BEBBINGTON
Schubert: Impromptus
Chopin; Piano Sonata No 3 in B minor Op 58


Sunday 28th July at 6.30pm
BEN COMEAU
Chopin; Sonata N 3
Tailleferre; Pastorale
Ravel; Miroirs
Comeau; Dance- Canons
Gonza & Gershwin


 Thursday 29th August
ELIZABETH WATTS
JULIUS DRAKE
Pre Wigmore song recital
Strauss/Berg/Cheminade/Rachmaninov

Tickets on the door