Tonight! Raynham Recital : From London to Venice (via Paris!)

From London to Venice (via Paris!)

 Raynham Hall, Norfolk, NR21 7EP Sat 9th October 2021

Julia Doyle (soprano)
Matthew Wadsworth (lute and theorbo)
Nathaniel Mander (harpsichord)

17th century London and Venice were veritable melting pots for
artistic talent, scandal and creative thinkers alike.

What better to evoke the passions and torments of life in London by
the wonderfully fused song, art and poetry of John Dowland and Henry
Purcell, and in Venice by the exquisite masterpieces of three of the
most daring composers of the time, Francesca Caccini, Claudio Monteverdi and Barbara Strozzi. A wonderful blend of poetry and music which is as moving to the soul today as it
was 400 years ago. This exciting and seductive journey is interrupted by a stop in Paris for the harpsichord solo of Royer’s dazzling masterpiece La Marche des Scythes which will have you sitting on the edge of your chairs.

After the concert you can ‘picnic’ in the State Rooms – take your own picnic or you can order a pre-packed supper box from the venue

To find out if tickets are still available please contact the venue Raynham Hall by email or telephone 01328 862133 

Love: Handel Festival with the Brook Street Band at The Chapel, 64 Park Lane and Assembly House Classical

The BROOK STREET BAND have a weekend of chamber music at The Chapel this weekend, including a short free Toddler’s concert at 11am on Sunday 10th.

Next Thursday pianist LLYR WILLIAMS is in Norwich for two Chopin recitals.

The first at  an Assembly House 1pm  and later at The Chapel at 7pm. Please note the slightly different BOOKING arrangements –  all tickets are £20 each except FREE for  Under 21’s and everyone at the Toddler’s concert; details below

Saturday 9th October at 3pm & 7pm  Sunday 10th October at 11am, 2.30pm & 5.30pm
Love:Handel Festival

The Chapel 64 Park Lane
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Thursday 14th October at 1pm
Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich
Chopin Recital including Sonata No 2/Etudes/Ballad No 3
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Thursday 14th October at 7pm

The Chapel, 64 Park Lane
Chopin Recital including Sonata No 2/Etudes/Ballad No 3

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Yorke Trust Benefit Concerts 2021 – 2022

All concerts begin at 15:00 and are in The Old Chapel, Burnham Road, South Creake, NR21 9JF
Tickets £12 from 01328 738482, Text 07899 771366 or email to

A new series of concerts in support of young musicians who have been unable to perform to live audiences because of the pandemic.

Saturday 25 September 2021
Connor Quigley – viola  with  Catherine McCardle – violin  &  Adam Johnson – piano 

Connor lives in King’s Lynn and holds a scholarship at the Purcell School of Music, studying with Virginia Slater.  Norwich-born Catherine studies at the Purcell School with Alda Dizdari and at the Royal College of Music Junior Department.  Bach, Fauré, Hummel, Kreisler, Schumann and more!

Saturday 2 October 2021
Will Duerden – double bass  &  Brenda Blewett – piano  

Will took up the double bass aged 7, was the second ever bass string finalist of the BBC Young Musician Competition and studies at the Royal College of Music on a full scholarship with Caroline Emery.  Schubert, Schumann, Tabakov, Proto, Mišek and a new work by Sam Cave Dream of Flight written to reflect the pandemic. 

Saturday 16 October 2021
Emanuele Addis – guitar

Emanuele is from Italy and studies with Michael Lewin at the Royal Academy of Music for a Master of Arts degree.  An international prizewinner, he already enjoys a blossoming pan-European recital career.  Villa-Lobos, Ponce, Tárrega, Dowland and Benjamin Britten Nocturnal Op.70.

Saturday 30 October 2021
Esther Beyer – harp

Programme includes Fauré, Grandjany, CPE Bach, Hindemith, Suite Galactique by Caroline Lizotte and three movements from The Crown of Ariadne by the veteran Canadian composer R Murray Schafer for harp and a range of percussion instruments played by the harpist.  Esther studies at the Royal Academy of Music with Karen Vaughan and is raising funds to buy her percussion instruments.

Saturday 13 November 2021
Adam Johnson – Erard 1840 Grand Piano

Adam plays a selection of Mendelssohn’severgreen Songs without Words and talks about the piano which is on permanent loan and lives in the Old Chapel.  It is believed that Mendelssohn knew this very instrument.  Adam is a virtuoso pianist, conductor, composer and former trustee of the Yorke Trust.  

Saturday 4 December 2021
Maria Willis – mezzo-soprano  

Mozart, Schumann and Rebecca Clarke.  A recent Honours graduate of Trinity Laban Conservatoire Maria currently holds a scholarship at the Royal College of Music on a Masters course studying with Patricia Bardon.  She sang in the Yorke Trust production of Gluck’s Orfeo in 2018.  

Saturday 18 December 2021
Leora Cohen – violin  

A double first-class music degree from Newnham College Cambridge to her credit, Leora holds postgraduate scholarships to the Royal College of Music for study with Ani Schnarch.  She is leader of the RCM Symphony Orchestra and was nominated for the RCM/BBCSO Professional Pathway scheme.  Programme includes Roxanna Panufnik Hora Bessarabia, Lili Boulanger D’un matin de printemps, Kreisler, Mozart, Prokofiev.

Saturday 15 January 2022
Benedict Swindells – cello  &  Ivelina Krasteva – piano

Janáček Pohádka, Schumann Fantasiestücke, Errolyn Wallen Dervish, Mendelssohn Cello Sonata No.2 D major.  Benedict studies with Tim Lowe at the Guildhall School of Music where he is a postgraduate scholar.  Born in Japan he moved to Stamford in Lincolnshire and began playing aged 7.

Saturday 29 January 2022
Matthew Wadsworth – lute & theorbo

Matt is a blind lute virtuoso living in Norwich with his wife and young family who took part in the Yorke Trust’s first opera production, playing continuo for the first time.  He has developed computer programmes to enable sight impaired musicians to read music more easily.  Laura Snowden Echoes in Air, Dowland, Girolamo Capsberger and more.

Saturday 12 February 2022
Edgar Francis – viola  and  Jonah Spindle – cello

Programme to be advised.

Saturday 26 February 2022
Leon Bosch – double bass  

Leon talks about his early life in Apartheid South Africa where he was arrested aged fifteen for initiating a protest march.  He plays some of the works he has commissioned.

Saturday 12 March 2022
Echéa String Quartet  

Prestigious award holders and postgraduate students at the RCM, the Echéa Quartet locked down in the Trust’s premises to live together, study, prepare for competitions, make recordings and live-stream concerts.  Haydn, Mozart & Beethoven.

All concerts begin at 15:00 and are in The Old Chapel, Burnham Road, South Creake, NR21 9JF

Tickets £12.00 from 01328 738482, Text 07899 771366 or email to

All programmes subject to change.  Please check with the Yorke Trust website.

The Yorke Trust is Charitable Incorporated Organisation No.1158927

Autumn Chapel Concerts, 64 Park Lane, Norwich

Booking now open for chapel concerts until the end of October -(If you have already booked your places are secure).

The Neave Trio 6.30pm on Sep 19 is sold out but places are still available for their 3pm performance. Tunnicliffe/Cole at the chapel is also sold out but you can catch that same programme at the Assembly House at the 1pm lunchtime concert on the same day. The only additional concert is the Trio Isimsiz who return on Friday October 22nd for a pre-Wigmore concert. If you would prefer, you can also hear Lllyr Williams’ Chopin recital earlier in the day at the Assembly House.

Sunday  19th September at 3 pm (6.30pm perf sold out)
Anna Williams violin      
Mikhail Veselov cello  
Eri Nakamura – piano

Ravel; Piano Trio in A minor
Brahms; Piano Trio No 1 in B maj  Op 8
Rachmaninov; Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor

Sunday  26th September at 6.30 – 8pm 

Liszt Variations on a theme by Bach  Debussy Images Book 1
Grainter/Strauss Ramble on the love duet from ‘Der Rosenkavalier’
Albéniz El Albaicin from ‘Iberia’
Gershwin/Wild Fantasy on ‘Porgy and Bess’

Thursday 23rd September at 7pm (sold out)

14th October at 7pm
Chopin Recital

Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat min Op 35
Selection of Etudes
Ballade No 3 in A flat maj Op 47

Friday 22nd October at 7pm

Rhim; Fremde Szene III
Beethoven; Piano Trio in D Op 70/1 Ghost
Korngold; Piano Trio in D maj Op 1

The Chapel, Park Lane, Norwich

Herewith details of September concerts at the Chapel. There are a few seats left for David Parry’s Beethoven recital on 5th September – not to be missed! – and David has kindly agreed to an additional performance  at 3pm.

Please note that the Tunnicliffe/Cole Beethoven Cello Sonatas recital has had to be brought forward to 23rd September at 7pm. If you have bought tickets for its original date on 30th you should already have been notified. 

Sunday 5 September at 3pm & 6.30pm


Beethoven; Sonatas Op 109,110 & 111

Sunday  19 September at 6.30pm 


Ravel; Piano Trio in A minor
Brahms; Piano Trio No 1 in B maj  Op 8
Rachmaninov; Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor

 Thursday 23 September at 7pm 


Beethoven Cello Sonatas III
Horn Sonata in F Op. 17
Variations “Judas Maccabeus” WoO 45
Sonata No 3 in A major. Op. 69   

Sunday  26 September at 6.30pm 


Liszt Variations on a theme by Bach  
Debussy Images Book 1
Grainter/Strauss Ramble on the love duet from ‘Der Rosenkavalier’
Albéniz El Albaicin from ‘Iberia’
Gershwin/Wild Fantasy on ‘Porgy and Bess’

Assembly House Classical : 26 August 1pm : Daniel Piero and Clare O’Connell

On  26 August at 1pm the very exceptional violinist DANIEL PIERO with cellist Clare O’Connell will give a typically innovative programme including two of the Mystery Sonatas by the Bohemian- Austrian composer Heinrich Biber and an unusual arrangement of J S Bach’s  famous Chaconne. Pioro’s interest in finding new ways of listening to and creating sound has led to creative relationships including Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead.

Thursday 26 August at 1pm



Heinrich Biber; Passacaglia                                                                                                           

Cassandra Miller; For Mira                                                                                                        

Heinrich Biber; The Agony in the Garden                                                                                 

Reiko Füting; tanz.tanz                                                                                 

J S Bach: Chaconne (Partita No 2) 

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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There are just a few seats left for Finghin Collins recital on Monday at 7pm. The highly praised Irish pianist is performing this programme in Norwich only, prior to his Wigmore Hall recital next Wednesday, Roger 

Monday 19th July 2021 at 7pm –


Schubert Four Impromptus D. 935 (36 mins)
Deirdre Gribbin Anfa Virga, from the Ros Tapestry Suite (2015) (7 mins)
Gerald Barry Midday, from Ros Tapestry Suite (2014)  (8 mins)
John Field Midi in E major ( 4 mins)
Chopin Nocturne Op. 48 No. 1 in C minor (7 mins)
Chopin Scherzo No.2 in B flat minor Op. 31 (11 mins)

Sunday 25th July at 3pm &  6.30pm

Maya Iwabuchi violin

David Parry piano

Brahms; Violin Sonata No 1 in G major  Op 78

Beethoven: Violin Sonata No 9  in A major Op 47  ‘Kreutzer’

Sunday 8th August at 6.30pm

Rebecca Harris – violin
Kate Bennett  baroque cello
Matt Wadsworth  lute & theorbo

A programme of 17th cent sonatas from across The Alps by Schmelzer, Marini, Castello & Bertali interspersed with pieces for Theorbo by Kapsberger & Piccinini

 Sunday 5th September at 6.30pm


Beethoven Sonatas Op 109,110 & 111

Assembly House Classical : Zoffany Ensemble 15 July 1pm

Zoffany Ensemble - four playerswithout instruments, two male, two female
Zoffany Ensemble

Don’t miss this Thursday’s lunchtime concert at The Assembly House from the Zoffany Ensemble. We have a very limited number of tickets remaining on sale but If you’d like to attend and haven’t yet got a ticket you can book online via the ‘Book Tickets’ link below…  All major credit cards are now accepted and you don’t need to log in to or use Paypal. 

Zoffany Ensemble
Thursday, 15th July at 1:00pm
The Assembly House, Norwich


Mozart; Piano Quartet in G min K478

Faure; Piano Quartet in C min Op 15

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In an effort to keep everyone safe we are continuing to run our events are half capacity, socially distancing the seating, ventilating the room as best we can and requiring everyone (unless exempt) to wear a mask or face covering throughout the concert. We hope that these measures will help to reassure you and give you confidence in attending. If you have any questions then please do get in touch. 

Best wishes and hope to see you on Thursday!  


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