Wednesday 17 November 2021, 7pm
Rouen is a city in Normandy which is twinned with Norwich in Norfolk, East Anglia.
Ensemble Variances is based in Rouen and led by composer and pianist Thierry Pécou. The ensemble has been developing relationships with Music in Norwich and elsewhere in the UK. It is their 10th anniversary this month and the gala concert they had planned has been cancelled so they have devised an online series instead.
Thierry and the Ensemble have the pleasure of inviting you to an online celebration concert via this link which will become active on Thursday 10 December at 9pm (8pm UK time) or via the attached invitation flyer
The Ensemble were due to play a celebratory concert, NAHASDZÁÁN in Besançon in France on 10 December, which has sadly had to be cancelled.
Rather than be confounded by Covid, they have programmed instead a three-concert series to be shown via YouTube starting on 10 December at 9pm French time, 8pm UK time,with Nahasdzaan (Mother Nature in the Glittering World), followed by two more on 25 December and 10 January, Outre-Mémoire (Beyond Memory) and Méditation (link available later).
Each concert will be available until the next concert is launched and we will post updated links beforehand (10 December, 25 December and 10 January).
We hope that you will be able to join us for the celebration event on 10 December 8pm UK time, 9pm in France or if not, to enjoy the concert series in your own time as the links will stay live for a while.
The ensemble looks forward to returning to live performance in the new year and hope that they will see some of you at their concerts either in the UK or in France.
You can find out more about Ensemble Variance and the concerts on the website as well as other projects they have been involved in
I thought you may be interested to know about a unique choral performance that is happening in the grounds of Houghton Hall on Saturday, 6th of July.
Award-winning Norwich based choir ‘The Voice Project‘ present their summer concert, titled ‘I Reach Right Up to the Sun‘ and if it’s anything like previous Voice Project pieces it will be a unique and beautiful experience.
The 100+ singers of the choir will be leading the audience in and around the stunning gardens and grounds of Houghton Hall, performing specially composed contemporary choral music in a number of beautiful locations around the site.
There is also a Henry Moore sculpture exhibition on show at Houghton at the moment and these pieces and the landscape they currently sit in have inspired the music and the staging of the show. If you’ve seen a Voice Project performance before then you’ll know it will be well worth making the trip out to catch it.
There are two performances, a 5:30 pm and an 8:00 pm – I think the first show is close to selling out, if it hasn’t already, but there are still a few tickets available for the 8:00 pm ‘twilight’ performance.
If you are interested, you can find more information and purchase tickets from www.voiceproject.co.uk/buy-tickets
If you would like to be kept informed about future Voice Project concerts as well as opportunities to sing with the choir then you can sign up to their mailing list here.
Saturday 16 June 2018, 6.30pm
The Goldberg Variations
Written for harpsichord by Bach consisting of an aria and a set of 30 variations performed by international keyboard player Mahan Esfahani.
Sunday 17 June 2018, 3.30pm
Stars of the Future
Les Laurentines perform Les Trois Lecons des Ténèbres
Raynham Hall near Fakenham, Norfolk has been the seat of the Townshend family for over 400 years. Raynham Recitals is a programme of chamber music held in what used to be the great hall of this 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 C18th style, the Marble Hall 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 at the Raynham Recitals.
Musical Advisor: Michael Chance CBE
Tickets £18 to £40 including a glass of champagne.
www.raynhamrecitals.co.uk or ring 01328 862133
Raynham Hall, Fakenham Norfolk NR21 7EP
Tel 01328 862133 email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 May – Confluence 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
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 site
When the world’s busiest conductor, Maestro Valery Gergiev, heard that there is a soprano who works on five continents, as does he, he exclaimed with thus supreme authority that “she is the only one”. That classically-trained singer is Sivan Rotem, an Argentinian-born Israeli whose burgeoning career in opera, concerts, recitals, radio, television, cabaret, commercial recordings and master classes has taken her across the Americas via the West Indies and many continental European countries to Egypt, South Africa, China and Australia.
Described by the Salt Lake Tribune following her Brahms Requiem with the Utah Symphony as “a classy vocal talent” with “an angelic soprano voice”, Sivan Rotem is considered one of the most outstanding singers of Israel. Born in Buenos Aires, she started her musical training as a violinist. Graduating from Haifa University in English and Literature and the Rubin Academy of Music at Tel Aviv University in Singing, she continued her vocal studies in the USA with Ellen Faull.
She made her debut with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and appears regularly with all the leading orchestras of Israel. She also sang many leading roles with the Israeli Opera and in Germany, Finland and the USA.
Sivan Rotem enjoys a successful career worldwide and has sung with symphony orchestras across North and South America and in Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Macedonia and South Africa. Recitals have taken her to the USA, UK, Albania, Czech Republic, Spain, Finland, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, France, Argentina, Egypt, China and Australia.
Her flamenco quartet Classic Flamenco was invited to Madrid where it sold out at the Suma Flamenco Festival, subsequently appearing in England at the Henley Festival and in London to great acclaim.
Her discography includes Aharon Harlap’s Symphony No 2, “L’Oiseau de la Guerre” for Helicon, a Spanish CD, “Viva el Amor” for Romeo Records, and two CDs dedicated to songs by Giacomo Meyerbeer, the latest released in December, 2016.
The recital will also be given in London the previous evening, Wednesday 1 March.
Concert management Dario Salvi 07424 418863 See http://artaxismusic.com/
Cley Contemporary Art Exhibition is an annual event which aims to bring high-quality contemporary visual art to north Norfolk from open submission of Norfolk-based artists. Each year’s show is curated by a guest curator – this year it is architect and artist Hugh Pilkington. In addition to work by 72 visual artists, there s a series of concerts and other events – see http://www.cleycontemporaryart.org
This weekend sees three concerts on consecutive nights at St Margaret’s Church, Cley-next-the-Sea, next to the Three Swallows pub. Tickets on the door £10
Friday 8 July 6.30pm
Anam Cora present a Sung Meditation.
Saturday 9 July 2016 Concert
Big Sky choir at Cley Church
Sunday 10 July, 2016 Concert
North Norfolk Sinfonia at Cley Church