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.

UEA choir and symphony orchestra auditions 28 September

UEA Music Centre Auditions 2018

Friday 28 September 2018, 11am-5.30pm and Monday 1 October 2018, 12noon-6pm
UEA Music Centre (UEA campus)
UEA Choir auditions

UEA Choir is looking for new members. If you are a keen singer and are interested in joining UEA’s flourishing Choir, please come along and audition.

Auditions are five minutes in duration, open to all and free to attend.

Friday 28 September 2018, 11am-5.30pm and Monday 1 October 2018, 12noon-6pm
UEA Music Centre (UEA campus)
UEA Chamber Choir auditions

UEA Chamber Choir has some vacancies for new members. If you are a keen singer, and are keen to explore various periods of choral music, please come along and audition. Please note that some vocal training and/or choral experience is essential, as well as the ability to read music.

Auditions are ten minutes in duration, open to all and free to attend. During your audition, you will be asked to present one short pre-prepared piece (of your choice) and to complete a short sight-reading exercise.

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National Youth Choir to perform in Norwich in April

Lucy Thalange credit Richard Nobes

Lucy Thalange, photo credit Richard Nobes

The UK’s top young choristers are coming to Norwich next month for two performances on Sunday 15 April.

Following a free ‘pop-up performance’ outside the Forum at 12pm, the National Youth Choir will give an evening concert of beautiful choral music at 7.30pm at The Halls.

The choir includes star Norwich singer Lucy Thalange, 19, who won Norfolk Young Musician of the Year in 2017.

Lucy said: “It’s the first time that the National Youth Choir has sung in Norwich for years, and I’m really excited because my friends hear me go on about it all the time but the concerts are usually far away.

The National Youth Choir’s last concert was at the BBC Proms last August, where it was described by the critics as “a young choir on blazing form”. The choir’s members hail from around the UK, and re-audition each year to keep their places.

Tickets for the evening concert start at £5 for under 25s and are available from NYCGB’s website or on the door.

www.nycgb.org.uk/national-youth-choir-women-in-song
The pop-up performance outside The Forum is free.

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The Voice Project Winter performance Saturday 20 January

Saturday 20 January 2018 5pm, 7pm and 9pm
Travels in Light – The Voice Project Choir 

Princes St Norwich
Multi venue promenade performances of original music by 150 strong choir reflecting on the time of the year, the sleep of winter, the dark nights, short days but ultimately the promise of spring to come.
Various locations on Princes St Norwich

Tickets priced £12 (£10 concessions) are available from www.voiceproject.co.uk which also has information on all Voice Project activities.

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Would you like to travel in light?

The Voice Project Choir’s new piece explores three very different locations in the same medieval Norwich Street.

In one of the darkest parts of the year, when the post-festive blues can really set in, The Voice Project Choir offer to take you on an uplifting multi venue journey that will inspire with the promise of spring to come.

The 150 voices of the choir, plus soloists and guest musicians will perform their new piece, Travels in Light, the final part of a trilogy of pieces about sleep, dreaming and waking and the bits in between on 20 January. There will be three separate performances at 5pm; 7pm and 9pm.

The show is a multi-venue secular performance piece that will be staged in the three very different churches on Norwich’s medieval Princes Street – St George’s Tombland, St Peter Hungate and the United Reformed Church with the choir leading the audience between them. Each of these buildings has a significantly different atmosphere and acoustic properties which will help highlight Travels in Light’s reflections on the time of the year: the sleep of winter, the dark nights and the short days yet an ultimate awakening with the promise of spring to come.

All the music for the concerts has been specially written for the Voice Project Choir.

Voice Project co-director Jon said explained ‘Each of these buildings has its own sound and atmospheric qualities, brilliant for a choral piece as these buildings were literally made for singing in.’

‘St George’s is a living church. Parts of the building date from the 13th century and it has clear but gentle acoustic properties. On the other hand, St Peter Hungate, also dating back to at least the 13th century is empty, closed as a working church in the 1930’s, giving it a much livelier sound with a much longer reverberation time. The United Reformed Church is a totally different type of building built in the early 19th century. It is bright, open and airy with a gallery and much bigger windows than the other two.

My co-director Sian Croose and I explored this area extensively when we were planning and researching our outdoor promenade show Singing the City for the 2012 Norfolk & Norwich Festival. The history of the area is fascinating and we’re hoping that Travels in Light will reflect this. As you can probably tell we’re really enjoying making the show for this wonderful street!’

Inspiration for the show came from a quote from painter Paul Nash ‘The divisions we may hold between the waking world and that of the dream are not there; they are porous; in a word, they are not there’.

The Voice Project was set up in 2008 as an educational education and performance organisation by music professionals Sian Croose and Jonathan Baker. Since then it has become one of the best known community choirs in East Anglia and beyond having performed at international festivals in mainland Europe, appeared on prime time TV and had a concert broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Their show The Arms of Sleep has been commissioned for the 2018 Brighton International Festival.

Tickets priced £12 (£10 concessions) are available from www.voiceproject.co.uk which also has information on all Voice Project activities.

Saturday 20 January 2018 5pm, 7pm and 9pm
Travels in Light – The Voice Project Choir Princes St Norwich
Multi venue promenade performances of original music by 150 strong choir reflecting on the time of the year, the sleep of winter, the dark nights, short days but ultimately the promise of spring to come.
Various locations on Princes St Norwich
www.voiceproject.co.uk

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).

Roddy Williams and Iain Burnside perform Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin at Open Norwich

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Open Norwich is launching a new ambition of hosting classical music concerts as a development of their existing music offer and to kick it off,  leading baritone Roddy Williams and top accompanist Iain Burnside are performing the first concert on 20 November with Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin.

More information and a link to tickets here – http://opennorwich.org.uk/whats-on/gigs-events/roderick-williams/

They will be supported by Norfolk County Youth Orchestra and a composition group from Norwich Music Club.

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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