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

Norwich Philharmonic Family Christmas Concert Tuesday 17 December 2019

Come and enjoy this family-friendly concert in the run-up to Christmas

Saturday 17 December 2019, 7.30pm
St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich

The Phil’s Family Christmas Concert

Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra
Norwich Philharmonic Choru
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Matthew Andrews, David Dunnett conductors

www.norwichphil.org.uk

Saturday 21 December 2019, 7.30pm  Norwich Cathedral Choir & Norwich Baroque : Messiah by Candlelight

Saturday 21 December 2019, 7.30pm
Norwich Cathedral

Messiah by Candlelight

Norwich Cathedral Chamber Choir
Norwich Baroque

Escape the commercialism and noise of the Christmas high street just for a few hours and come and enjoy the timeless beauty of Handel’s Messiah, in our majestic Cathedral which will be lit by hundreds of small candles in addition to the main candle display stands around the performers.

Rowan Pierce soprano
Timothy Morgan counter tenor
Thomas Elwin tenor
Ashley Riches bass

Ashley Grote conductor

Norwich Cathedral Chamber Choir and an internationally acclaimed cast of soloists are joined by Norwich Baroque for their ever-popular annual performance of Handel’s much-loved oratorio.

Doors: 6.45pm. Tickets: £14–£28

BOOK EARLY to ensure you get the best seats… or even a seat at all. Last year we welcomed over 700 of you!

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.

Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music presents André Schuen : Lieder on Thursday 21 November

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Thursday 21st November 2019, 7:30pm at the John Innes Conference Centre
Pre-concert talk by Richard Wigmore at 6.15pm

For fans of the Lieder repertoire, we have a real treat at our second November concert. Andrè Schuen has given song recitals at the Wigmore Hall, the Oxford Lieder Festival and the Vienna Concert House, and has also performed on the opera stage worldwide. In 2016 he received the Young Artist of the Year award from ECHO Klassic in Germany (equivalent to the Gramophone awards). Andrè is joined by Daniel Heide for a recital of Mahler and Schubert songs.

Programme:

Mahler: Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht; Ging heut morgen übers Feld; Ich hab’ ein glühend Messer; Die zwei blauen Augen
Schubert: An den Mond (D.259); Im Frühling; Der Schiffer (D.536);
Abendstern; Des Fischers Liebesglück; Der Musensohn; Sei mir gegrüßt;
Du bist die Ruh; Dass sie hier gewesen
Mahler: Liebst du um Schönheit; Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder!;
Ich atmet‘ einen linden Duft; Um Mitternacht; Ich bin der Welt
abhanden gekommen

Andrè Schuen, one of today’s outstanding young baritones, took leading roles in all three of the Mozart/Da Ponte operas under Nikolaus Harnoncourt, and gave highly successful performances of Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin and Schwanengesang at the prestigious Schubertiade in Schwartzenberg. In this programme, Schubert and Mahler meet their common ground in settings of the poet Friedrich Rückert.

Andrè Schuen’s website

Advance notice: Norfolk & Norwich Festival concert
In partnership with the  Norfolk & Norwich Festival, next year NNCM is sponsoring a concert by the renowned American pianist Richard Goode. This event, on Saturday May 16th 2020 at the John Innes Centre, is additional to our current season, so everyone will need to purchase tickets to attend. Booking has now opened – please do get your tickets soon to avoid disappointment! The programme will include Beethoven’s last three piano Sonatas, Op 109, 110 and 111
https://nnfestival.org.uk/whats-on/richard-goode/book/201/

Message from the Chair
We have a strong and hard working Committee, but we are always seeking new Trustees and volunteers. At the moment, we would particularly welcome the support of a Trustee or Volunteer interested in the general roles of  Secretary, Minutes Secretary or Marketing Advisor.

With best wishes
Peter Lawson
Chairman
Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music
https://norfolkchambermusic.org

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!

Norwich Phil Orchestra & Chorus Saturday 9 November 7.30pm

 

Norwich Philharmonic

Saturday 9 November 2019, 7.30pm

Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra
Norwich Philharmonic Chorus

Holst Ballet Suite, The Perfect Fool
Bridge The Sea, Suite for Orchestra
Finzi Intimations of Immortality

Matthew Andrews, David Dunnett conductors
Adam Tunnicliffe tenor

http://www.norwichphil.org.uk

Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music at John Innes Centre 21 November

Saturday 21 November 2019, 7.30pm

Andrè Schuen : Baritone
Daniel Heide : Piano

Mahler Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht;
Ging heut morgen übers Feld; Ich hab’ ein glühend Messer; Die zwei blauen Augen

Schubert An den Mond (D.259); Im Frühling; Der Schiffer (D.536); Abendstern;
Des Fischers Liebesglück; Der Musensohn;
Sei mir gegrüßt; Du bist die Ruh;
Dass sie hier gewesen

Mahler Liebst du um Schönheit; Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder!; Ich atmet‘ einen linden Duft; Um Mitternacht; Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen

Andrè Schuen, one of today’s outstanding young baritones, took leading roles in all three of the Mozart/ Da Ponte operas under Nikolaus Harnoncourt, and gave highly successful performances of Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin and Schwanengesang at the prestigious Schubertiade in Schwartzenberg. In this programme, Schubert and Mahler meet their common ground in settings of the poet Friedrich Rückert.

Pre-concert talk by Richard Wigmore 6.15pm.

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www.norwichchambermusic.co.uk

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