Sistema Colegate Nucleo Orchestra and The Vagaband join forces on Sunday 23 September 7pm at Open

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Sistema in Norwich recently gained funding to plan a whole series of concerts working with different musicians and types of music. This is the first concert after the launch in July There will be another with Lost in Translation Circus Company at Oak Circus Centre on 27 October – see www.sistemanorwich.org.uk

Sunday 23 September DOORS 7.00pm
£8 adv | £6 concs* | £2 under 18s

Sistema in Norwich presents the second concert in their Arts Council funded ‘Performance Project’ series, a collaboration between the Colegate Nucleo Orchestra and the Vagaband.

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Yarmonics in Great Yarmouth 22/23 September 2018

New for the Great Yarmouth calendar produced in partnership by Norfolk & Norwich Sound Art Collective and originalprojects; YARMONICS is a free sonic art and new music festival that celebrates the sounds, people and places of Great Yarmouth. It features installations, performances, workshops with local groups and talks. YARMONICS has invited a number of sound artists, musicians, writers and artists to create work that responds to specific spaces and places in Great Yarmouth, including:

Angus Carlyle   /   Cerith Wyn Evans   /   CLIP   /   Cythara Creche   /   David Ross presents ‘Stones (and other objects)‘   /   Evan Parker   /   Jason Kofi-Haye   /   Luke Sanger   /   Maggie Nicols and Choir   /   Mark Howe – ‘Bikehack’    /   Matilda Rolfsson   /   Michael Page   /   Mira Calix   /   Nik Colk Void   /  noch (Adam Burton)  /  Phillip Mill   /   Stephen Grew   /   Stuart Bowditch   /   Tim Dee  /  Trance Map   /   Will Hurt

For full artist information please follow the links below.

21 September, 7pm – 11pm: Talks and performance, St George’s Theatre (FREE but booking essential, here)

22 September, 9am – 7pm: Performances, installations and workshops, various venues and sites (FREE and unticketed)

22 September, 8pm – 11pm: YARMONICS ELECTRONIC, St George’s Theatre (tickets £5 in advance available here)


Workshops:

Stones (and other objects) with electronics improviser, David Ross; a Great Yarmouth focused electroacoustic workshop culminating in a performance at YARMONICS. Full details here. STONES WORKSHOP IS FULL, PLEASE CONTINUE TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ON THE WAITING LIST.

Vocal workshop and performance with improvised vocal pioneer, Maggie Nicols. We are working with members of various local choirs on the afternoon of 21st September to adapt existing repertoire to inform some original music to be performed at YARMONICS on the 22nd September. Although we are working with members of local choirs we are very happy to hear from individuals that would also like join, to do so please email us here. All abilities and experience welcome.


YARMONICS Sound Library submissions:

We are creating an open source sound archive of sounds collected from in and around Great Yarmouth.

The sounds that are collected will become part of an open source archive, readily available for public use and observation, stored on the Freesound platform. The archive is an ongoing project that aims to capture a rich and varied sonic portrayal of the town.

All sounds sent to us up until midday on September 22nd will be given to Luke Sanger and Nik Colk Void to be used in their improvised performances at YARMONICS ELECTRONIC to close the festival.

After the festival a selection of sounds will be edited into packages that can be freely downloaded and used for remix and composition purposes.

More info here

Britten Sinfonia Academy Open Rehearsal Saturday 14 October 4-5pm

Britten Sinfonia Academy is a great opportunity for young musicians, like a Saturday school. They are offering a chance to see how it all works and talk to people who are already involved next Saturday at Theatre Royal Norwich. They are holding an open rehearsal next week for anyone who would like to find out more about us or may be considering joining the orchestra. It is free to attend but seats must be booked through the website, please let your friends know, or any parents or teenage musicians you may be in contact with https://www.brittensinfonia.com/event/1167622/
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Music in Norwich and North Norfolk this weekend 6/7 May 2017

This weekend we have a number of concerts to look forward to on Saturday 6 May:

The Mozart Orchestra are playing in Christ Church Eaton

Saturday 6 May 2017, 7 30pm
Christ Church, Eaton, Norwich

Rossini Barber of Seville Overture
Debussy Petite Suite
Donizetti Sinfonia for Wind in G minor
Delibes Le Roi S’Amuse
Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E flat
Haydn ‘Military’ Symphony No 100

Leigh Sharpe soloist,  Alison Swain conductor  
Ben Payne leader

Tickets available from Christ Church 01603 473646
or http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/mozartorchestra or take your chance on the door
£10 per ticket – No reserved seats

And at The Norfolk Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre in Cley-next-the Sea, String Fillies are running a workshop followed by a concert. 

Saturday 6 May
String Fillies Song-writing Workshop 2-4pm : with harpist and musician Xenia Horne and friends. £16.50 some concessions

String Fillies Concert 7.30pm : Norfolk Wildlife Trust
A special musical performance combining traditional music making with tunes and songs from the Gaelic and Celtic traditions and influences from Russia and Georgia.  A magical combination of concert harp, cello, violin and voices with music specifically chosen to connect to the marshes and life in North Norfolk.  Doors open 6.30pm with licensed bar and light meals, performance 7.30pm.

Sunday 7 MayConfluence project: Drawing inspiration from the waterways, marshes and coastlines of the artists’ East Anglia homes.  This is a visual and auditory in-the-moment experience to communicate and reflect the natural world using piano improvisation and multi-media visual arts. Featuring pianist Adrian Lever and Martin Laurance with back-lit projected works by the artists Bill Vine, Sarah Cannell, and Alison Harvey.  Doors open 6.30pm with licensed bar and light meals, performance 7.30pm.

Full details for both NWT events at
www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/news/all-news/2017-05-03-cley-calling-spring-song

Coming up at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 12-28 May

The Norfolk and Norwich Festival runs from Friday 12-Sunday 28 May this year and has a packed classical music and jazz programme as well as some great contemporary and popular music, from the traditional to the ‘right out there’. It’s an exciting time and this is a real chance to try something new. Here are a couple of videos that the Festival has produced to showcase what is coming up which gives you a good idea of what is coming up and who is doing the programming. This is the swan-song Festival for artistic director William Galinsky who is moving on to develop his own work so he has put a lot of energy into the programme this year.

It is worth booking ahead as some things sell out quickly but then, even if something is sold out, it is worth checking back for returns – I just managed to book some Philip Glass tickets as a few became available this week. Theatre Royal Norwich manages all the bookings on 01603 630000 or via www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk.

One of the highlights this year is a production by Norwich’s very own Voice Project producers Sian Croose and Jon Baker called In The Arms of Sleep – it’s a classical music/choral sleepover in the Assembly House in Norwich which offers 40 audience members the chance to take a bed, make themselves comfy and fall asleep listening to a 10 hour choral performance, voices permeating their slumbers and waking them with a chorus. Some people might find the idea of sleeping with 39 strangers a bit daunting but it will be an experience – when will you get the chance to do something like this again?

Classical music programmed by Britten Sinfonia


<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/215855029″>NNF17 – Classical Music</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/nnfest”>Norfolk &amp; Norwich Festival</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Contemporary music programmed by Serious

 

Into Opera are recruiting for a project based in Norwich and Great Yarmouth

Music Director and Assistant to the Composer

Into Opera are looking for a dynamic, inspirational and creative Music Director for a
children’s opera and education project taking place in Norfolk from September 2017 –
February 2018. This project will culminate in the professional world premiere of A King’s
Ransom, a new opera by renowned classical composer Patrick Hawes.

More details are on the pdf attached

Job Description – Music Director and Assistant to the Composer

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

Auditions for UEA Choir and Orchestra

On Friday 30 September and Monday 3 October, UEA Choir, Chamber Choir and Symphony Orchestra will be holding auditions for new members, in the UEA Music Centre. All ensembles rehearse weekly and are open, by audition, to all (staff, students and members of the community).

UEA Choir (directed by UEA Choir Director, Tom Primrose) welcomes singers of all abilities and levels of experience, UEAChamber Choir (directed by UEA Director of Music, Stuart Dunlop) welcomes singers with some vocal training and/or choral experience and UEA Symphony Orchestra (directed by Stuart Dunlop) welcomes players of Grade 7 standard or above (it is the standard that is important – you don’t need to have passed any exams). If you are a keen singer or orchestral player, please email musicevents@uea.ac.ukto arrange an audition.

Please download the flyer for full details

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January/February Singing Courses – The Voice Project

January/February Singing Courses – The Voice Project

Open Voices – Men’s Voices
20/27 Jan + 03/10 Feb – 19:30 – 21:30
The Chapel, Park Lane, Norwich
Course Leader: Jon Baker
This four-week course offers an opportunity to sing and learn more about the voice. We will explore many different styles of vocal music, sing in unison and simple harmony, work on breathing and use exercises which help to develop range, tone and confidence. The course is suitable for those who are new to singing as well as those with more experience.

Open Voices – Tuning In
21/28 Jan + 04/11 Feb – 10:30am – 12:30pm
Inner Space, St. Benedict’s, Norwich
Course Leader: Sian Croose
These sessions look at the connections between singing and mindfulness,  joining up voice, mind and body. Simple meditation techniques, vocal warm ups and a close look at how to build musical confidence and make more of a connection with your singing voice – exploring melody, harmony and rhythm though a range of inspiring songs and improvisations.

Open Voices – Singing from Scratch
20/27 Jan + 03/10 Feb – 19:30 – 21:30
The Friends Meeting House, Norwich
Course Leader: Sian Croose
Open to all – four weeks of singing – melodies, harmonies and rhythms of the world. Great for beginners or experienced singers who want to sing a range of uplifting vocal music, taught expertly from scratch.

For further information and to book visit http://www.voiceproject.co.uk/events.html