Paul Cross Memorial concert on behalf of the Norwich Novi Sad (twinning) Association.

Assembly House, Theatre Street
Saturday 13th January at 7.30pm
There will be the annual Paul Cross Memorial concert on behalf of the Norwich Novi Sad (twinning) Association. It will be held in The Assembly House on Saturday 13th January at 7.30pm. The concert features Milica Stojadinović, soprano and son Boško, pianist from Serbia and raises money for the  Milan Petrović  School in Novi Sad.
Tickets cost £17 (16 students) and are available from Theatre Royal Box office.
Our leaflet with all the information is on the website which is:
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Christmas concerts 2017 – Norwich Baroque, Cathedral Choir and Viva Voce

Norwich Cathedral Chamber Choir & Norwich Baroque Copyright © Paul Hurst all rights reserved.jpgPhoto Paul Hirst

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

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
(a small booking fee applies).

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Norwich Phil plays Mahler Saturday 9 December at St Andrew’s Hall

NPhil_9dec17Saturday 9th December 2017 at 7.30pm
St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich

Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra

Matthew Andrews conductor

Mahler: Symphony No.9 in D major

For its next concert at St Andrew’ Hall, Norwich, on 9th December, the Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra continues its acclaimed Mahler cycle with the deeply moving 9th Symphony, the composer’s last complete symphony.

It follows the Phil’s performances in recent years of the 1st, 2nd and 5th symphonies and – perhaps most memorably in 2016 – of the 8th Symphony. As the climax of its 175th anniversary celebrations, the Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, augmented by musicians and choirs from across Norfolk, gave a memorable account of Mahler’s epic ‘Symphony of a Thousand’ as part of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival in May of last year, bringing almost 2,000 people to their feet at the Showground Arena, converted in to a huge concert hall especially for the event.

Alban Berg described Mahler’s 9th Symphony as ‘a vision of the hereafter’. As the ailing composer mourned his daughter’s untimely death and approached his own, the symphony is a meditation on mortality, transfused with awe at the beauty and wonder of life. Mahler bids farewell to his beloved nature with music that stirs the deepest emotions but which is at the same time overwhelmingly life-affirming. 

The 9th Symphony is not on the same vast scale as the 8th but its extraordinarily intricate writing is on a completely different level – a huge challenge for the talented players of the Phil. It promises to be a very special musical experience and, judging by the sell-outs of our previous Mahler performances, fans of the composer will want to book early to ensure they get a ticket for a rare opportunity to hear this wonderful music live.

Tickets are priced from £11 to £17 (under 26s £7) and are available from St. George’s Music Shop, 17-19 St. George’s Street, Norwich, Tel. 01603 626414, or online at

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Christmas carol concert at Open on 13 December 2017

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UEA Choir and Symphony Orchestra play Dvořák and Elgar Thursday 23 November, 7.30pm (doors open 6.45pm)

Thursday 23 November, 7.30pm (doors open 6.45pm)
Dvořák and Elgar

St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich (The Halls, St Andrews St, Norwich NR3 1AU)

UEA Choir and Symphony Orchestra

Samantha Price (mezzo-soprano)
Stuart Dunlop (conductor)

Caitlin Woods, Fantasia No. 1 (world première)
Antonín Dvořák, Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88
Sir Edward Elgar, The Music MakersOp. 69

UEA Choir and Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Stuart Dunlop (UEA Director of Music), warmly invite you to join them for their autumn concert, ‘Dvořák and Elgar’, on Thursday 23 November at 7.30pm at St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich.

The concert will feature performances of Dvořák’s euphoric Symphony No. 8 in G major Op. 88, Elgar’s meditative The Music Makers, Op. 69 and a world premiere from UEA Music Centre Award holder Caitlin Woods.


UEA Choir and Symphony Orchestra will be joined in their performance of The Music Makers by ENO regular, mezzo-soprano Samantha Price.

Tickets for UEA Choir and Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Dvořák and Elgar’ concert cost £4 – £12 and are available to purchase by phone or in person from St George’s Music Shop (Telephone: 01603 626414, Address: 17-19 St Georges St, Norwich NR3 1AB); online from the UEA Music Centre website or on the door (cash or cheque only).

For more information about the concert: visit, email, phone 01603 593948 or follow @UEAConcerts on Twitter.

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Fundraising concert for opera project – Opera Unwrapped Sunday 10 December

Yvonne Howard
‘Opera Unwrapped for Christmas’ is a rather special charity concert taking place at The Assembly House Norwich on Sunday 10th December.
The star of this concert is Mezzo Soprano, Yvonne Howard. Yvonne has regularly sung for the Royal Opera Covent Garden and English National Opera in the UK, and has also sung in the US, Japan, Brazil, Argentina and across Europe. Yvonne was in Norwich not too long ago with Opera North for their production of Carousel which toured to the Theatre Royal:
For Opera Unwrapped for Christmas, Yvonne is joined by four highly talented opera singers: Chris Turner, Timothy Connor, Marianne Vidal and Gethin Lewis. These artists are travelling from all over the UK to Norwich to perform in this concert.
What’s the fundraising for?
It’s to help Into Opera raise money for the children’s opera and education project which has been running in Norfolk since September called A King’s Ransom, involving 160 children, the composer Patrick Hawes and the Britten Sinfonia orchestra. The project aims to provide primary school children with a first encounter of opera which is exhilarating, engaging and empowering:
A King’s Ransom champions the importance of all children having access to a high quality cultural education. Through out work, we are also trying to illustrate the importance of creativity sitting at the heart of education across the entire academic curriculum.
Opera Unwrapped Invite – Download pdf information about the concert
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Local young musicians to perform alongside world renowned baritone and pianist on Monday 20 November at Open, Bank Plain


OPEN Youth Trust (OPEN) is pleased to announce that on Monday 20th November ensembles from Norfolk Centre for Young Musicians (NCYM) and Norfolk County Youth Orchestra (NCYO) will be performing as supports alongside world famous baritone Roderick Williams and leading pianist Iain Burnside.

The ensembles consist of a Chamber Choir, a String Quartet and Clarinet Choir and are just three of the thirty ensembles from NCYM which covers a wide range of instruments, ensembles and styles of music.

Following performances by the NCYM & NCYO baritone Roderick Williams will be accompanied on piano by Iain Burnside in a performance of Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin.

Juliet Rickard, Manager of NCYM & Director of NCYO said: “We are delighted and privileged to be working alongside Roderick Williams and Iain Burnside at OPEN for the first in what we hope will be a long and fruitful partnership.   All the musicians performing at this event attend the Norfolk Centre for Young Musicians”.

Speaking about his ambition to stage more classical concerts and recitals, CEO John Gordon-Saker said: “As a youth charity we are thrilled to be working with for young musicians from NCYO and NCYM and to be able to offer the opportunity for them to support two renowned classical performers. It is also fantastic that both Roddy and Iain have agreed to launch OPEN as a new classical venue for Norwich. Our Banking Hall is a magnificent space with an excellent acoustic for this kind of repertoire.”

Roderick Williams said “Launching OPEN’s classical venture is exciting and Iain and I are delighted to be supported by young local classical musicians. My ambition is to introduce primary and secondary school children to a broad range of classical music and I look forward to exploring that opportunity further via OPEN Youth Trust and their school connections.”

Tickets are on sale now at £29.00 adv or £10 adv for under 25s

For more details of the concert see

Roderick Williams has sung concert repertoire with all the BBC orchestras and many other ensembles including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Philharmonia, London Sinfonietta, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hallé, Britten Sinfonia, Bournemouth Symphony and Scottish Chamber Orchestra.  Abroad he has worked with the Berlin Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Russian National Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and Bach Collegium Japan amongst others.   His many festival appearances include the BBC Proms (including the Last Night in 2014), Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Aldeburgh and Melbourne.

Iain Burnside is a pianist who has appeared in recital with many of the world’s leading singers. His recordings straddle an exuberantly eclectic repertoire ranging from Beethoven and Schubert to the cutting edge, as in the Gramophone Award-winning NMC Songbook. Recent recordings include the complete Rachmaninov songs (Delphian) with seven outstanding Russian artists. His passion for English Song is reflected in acclaimed CDs of Britten, Finzi, Ireland, Butterworth and Vaughan Williams, many with Roderick Williams. As presenter of BBC R3’s Voices he won a Sony Radio Award, he is Artistic Director of the Ludlow English Song Weekend and Artistic Consultant to Grange Park Opera.

NCYM is the flagship Music Centre of Norfolk Music Service, Guildhall School of Music, London, and City of Norwich School. Young musicians are encouraged to work in ensembles with professional musicians and develop high levels of performance, musicianship and composition. NCYM meets every Saturday during term time from 9:00am – 1:30pm at The Arc, City of Norwich School.

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