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

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At The Chapel, Park Lane, Sunday 2 April Yu Kosuge

The Chapel, Park Lane,
Sunday 2nd April 2017, 6:30pm
Tickets £15 on the door

Yu Kosuge – piano

J S Bach: Aria, BWV 989
Beethoven: Sonata No.21 in C major, Op.53, ‘Waldstein’
Takemitsu: Rain Tree Sketches I and II
Liszt: Ballade No. 2 in B minor

Andreas Schiff protégé Yu Kosuge from Tokyo includes The Chapel in her UK tour, playing Bach, Beethoven, Liszt and Takemitsu.   She has just recently received The Suntory Foundation for Arts Award – Japan’s most prestigious award which is presented who have made an outstanding contribution to the development of Western music in Japan. Past winners have included Mitsuko Uchida, Seiji Ozawa and Toru Takemitsu.

All welcome, Roger



Yu Kosuge website

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Talk by composer Robert Saxton Sunday 2 April 2017 4pm


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Norwich Baroque play Bach on Saturday 25 March at Central Baptist Church, Duke Street, Norwich

Saturday 25 March 2017, 7.30pm
Central Baptist Church, Duke Street, Norwich

Bach by Arrangement

The next in our live programme notes series, this concert features Norwich-born music historian, Dr Simon Heighes, who will bring alive the music as he sets it in context socially, historically and artistically.

With friends of the ensemble soprano, Jayne May-Sysum and tenor, Daniel Bartlette, the team will explore Bach’s use and re-use of his own music as well as parts of the re-constructed St Mark Passion.

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Tribute to Prelude Records closing 25 March 2017

At the last Music in Norwich Forum meeting there was a unanimous resolution to express our thanks and gratitude to Andrew Cane and his team at Prelude Records who have been a  central hub and source of classical music in Norwich for over 30 years.

Everyone at the meeting was sorry to acknowledge the loss that this shop will be both as a source of music expertise but also for ticket sales and information exchange, publicity.

For many organisations, Chris Duarte at St George’s Music Shop in St George’s Street, Norwich near St Andrew’s Hall has stepped in to provide walk-up and telephone ticket sales, whilst Theatre Royal has filled the gap for others.

But all will miss Andrew and Prelude nevertheless – here is his message to the public about the closure.

Prelude Records Closure

It is with deep sadness that we have to inform our many loyal customers that Prelude Records will close its business on Saturday 25th March 2017. We have explored every possible avenue to avoid this, but sadly increasing costs and huge changes in the record industry have made closure inevitable.

Website orders will be processed up until midnight on 17th March.

It has been such a pleasure sharing with you our deep love of music over the last 31 years.  Norwich is one of the few places in the UK to have kept its specialist classical record shop for so long, and that is thanks to you – our amazingly supportive customers.

Thank you all for your custom and encouragement over the years.

Andrew Cane

All enquiries:

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Keswick Hall Choir, Saturday 29 April 2017, 7.45pm Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Norwich NR2 2PA

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Keswick Hall Choir, Saturday 29 April 2017, 7.45pm
Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Norwich NR2 2PA


Choral music from the Americas, including the earliest printed polyphonic piece from South America. Much of the programme is based around the music of Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla, who moved to Mexico from Spain in 1622. A double-choir psalm and a Mass setting will be contrasted with other shorter pieces, some in the Quechua language. Pieces by North American composers Leonard Bernstein (choruses from The Lark) and Eric Whitacre (Cloudburst) and the Argentinean Astor Piazzolla (Libertango) will complete the programme, much of which will also include an assortment of percussion.

Matthew Wadsworth & Toby Carr (Baroque guitar & theorbo)
Andy Newman and students from Notre Dame High School (percussion)
David Dunnett (organ)

Tickets £9.00/14.00
Students £6.00
Children under 14 £4.00

Tickets available on the door or from Prelude Records (Telephone: 01603


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Norwich Philharmonic at The Halls in Norwich Saturday 18 March 7.30pm

Saturday 18th March 2017, 7.30pm
St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich

HAYDN: The Seasons

Cecilia Osmond (soprano)
Mark Dobell (tenor)
Jonathan Brown (bass)

Norwich Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra
conducted by David Dunnett

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