Academy of St Thomas with guest violinist Amaury Coeytaux at St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich – Saturday 3rd March7.30pm

Amaury Coeytaux 2.jpgAmazing french violinist Amaury Coeytaux returns to Norwich

Following his stunning performance of the Brahms Violin Concerto in 2016, the AST is delighted to welcome back Amaury to play the wonderful violin concerto by Beethoven.


Beethoven Coriolan Overture
Violin Concerto in D major
 Symphony No.9 in C major  ‘The Great ’

Amaury Coeytaux – Violin
Christopher Adey – Conductor

Amaury Coeytaux returns to Norwich after his stunning performance of the Brahms Violin Concerto in 2016; this fantastic French violinist won the hearts of both orchestra and audience.“His poetic interpretation of the established classic delighted the audience”. EDP 2016

In October 2016, the acclaimed Paris-based Modigliani String Quartet appointed Amaury Coeytaux as its new first violinist from 2017.

After 33 years, our principal guest conductor Christopher Adey will be conducting his final concert with Academy of St Thomas.



On sale now at:
St George’s Music Shop, Norwich or TicketSource/AST
From £11 and £5 for Students

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Bach Players Stabat Mater at Octagon Chapel in Norwich Thursday 8 March

Stabat Mater

Medium stabat mater 2018

Thursday 8 March, 7.30 pm

The Octagon Chapel, Colegate, Norwich NR3 1BN

Boccherini’s Stabat Mater is a work of compelling intensity that stands out among the many settings of this text. We are performing the original, chamber version of the piece, scored for string quintet with two cellos; interspersed will be movements from Haydn’s The Seven Last Words. As well as shared themes there is a historical connection here: it is possible that Boccherini, a great admirer of his older colleague, played a part in securing the commission for Haydn to write The Seven Last Words, first performed in Cadiz. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear Boccherini’s Stabat Mater.

The music

Luigi Boccherini (1743–1805): Stabat Mater

Joseph Haydn (1732–1809): The Seven Last Words of our Saviour on the Cross

Johann Fischer (1646–1716): Sonata, ‘Hertzlich tut mich verlangen’

The musicians

(Rachel Elliott soprano, Nicolette Moonen violin, Oliver Webber violin, Anne Schumann viola, Kinga Gáborjáni cello / viola da gamba, George Ross cello)

Booking tickets

To book tickets, go here

Tickets can also be bought from St George’s Music Shop, 17–19 St George’s Street, Norwich NR3 1AB (telephone: 01603 626414)

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Take part : Acapella Singing led by Mary Lovett

Mary Lovett singing

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Keswick Hall Choir Saturday 24 February 2018

Saturday 24 February – Baltic Stars

For our second concert we will be returning to Princes Street URC, which proved to be very popular with our audience earlier this year. Many people will be aware of the music of Arvo Pärt, but there is a whole new generation of Baltic composers rising in his wake. With our programme Baltic Stars we hope to showcase some of these newer influences, along with the ‘old guard’ of Rachmaninov and Pärt. It is music of lush harmonies and deep, spiritual thought. A first for us will be the use of tuned wine glasses and Tibetan singing bowls!

Venue: Princes Street URC
Time: 7.30 pm
Tickets: £12 / students £6 / U14s £2 (buy tickets)

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Jazz at Anteros : Bahla – Imprints Album Tour Friday 2 February 2018


Bahla – Imprints Album Tour
at Anteros Arts Foundation, Fye Bridge Street, Norwich NR3 LJJ
Friday 2nd February 2018

Formed by Venezuelan pianist Joseph Costi and English guitarist Tal Janes, London based group Bahla break new ground with their mix of cinematic jazz entangled with Jewish folklore. Interested in how migration and displacement shapes cultures, their debut album Imprints finds a way to embrace multiculturalism. Across the album, a distinctive palette is underset by a bold and dynamic rhythm section, while radiant vocals – echoing the modal form of Jewish prayer music – rise and fall over searching,
delicate melodies on keys and guitar.

Bahla are:
Ines Loubet – Voice/Percussion
Tal Janes – Guitar
Joseph Costi – Piano/Keys
Andrea Di Biase – Double Bass
Ben Brown – Drums
Doors 7pm   Music starts 7:30pm
Tickets £8   Ticket link:


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Cello Recital by Alexander Baillie on Sunday 14 January 3pm at John Innes Centre


Renowned cellist gives benefit concert in recognition of all the work the Michael Badminton Young Musicians Trust has achieved over the last 20 years.

 Performance opportunities to 100s of young people, instrument loans and financial assistance.

All proceeds will be donated to the Trust’s work to continue supporting young string players in Norfolk.

Tickets on sale now £16 unreserved, under 16 free:
or St George’s Music Shop 01603 626414

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Upcoming at The Chapel in Park Lane, Norwich

Sunday 14th January – 6.30pm
Anna Federova – piano

Chopin Recital
Ballades No 1 & 2, Waltzes Op 18 & Op 34
Waltzes Op 42 7 op 64
Ballads 3 & 4

Anna Federova website

Sunday 28th January 2018, 6:30pm
Matthew Wadsworth lute & theorbo

The Miller’s Tale – Music by Dowland, Kapsberger, and a new piece by Stephen Goss

Matthew Wadsworth website

Wednesday 31st January 2018, 7:30pm
Chiaroscuro Quartet

Alina Ibragimova – violin    Pablo Hernan Benedi – violin
Emile Hornlund – viola     Claire Thiron – cello

Mozart: Quartet in E flat, K428/421b
Beethoven: Quartet in C minor, Op.18/4
Schubert: Quartet No.13 in A minor, Rosamunde

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