Sistema in Norwich concert at St Peter Mancroft Church Saturday 21 October 1pm for Sir Thomas Browne Day – free

STB Mancroft Music concertSTB Mancroft Music concert2

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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



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Voice Project Taster session for their Winter Project Tuesday 10 October 7.30pm

Tuesday 10 October 2017, 7.30-9.30pm
The Friends Meeting House, Norwich

Winter Project Taster Session

If you are interested in taking part in the Winter Project  this is a chance to come along, meet the teachers, sing some of the music, and hear about the exciting performance in January 2018. Open to all.
Cost: £5

About the Winter Project
Since 2008, The Voice Project has been creating unique site-specific choral performances. This winter, we’re very excited to be making a new piece to be performed in January 2018. It is the next episode in our series of linked performances following on from Between Stars and The Arms of Sleep (‘one of the most magical nights of my life’ Outline Magazine) exploring themes of dreaming and waking – a point of light in the darkest part of the year.

Rehearsals will start on 17 October with a taster session on Tuesday 10 October. The taster session (£5) will be at the Friends Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich NR2 1EW. All music is taught by experienced vocal leaders Sian Croose and Jonathan Baker.

For details, go to our website or contact the project coordinator Iain Lowery.

Sing the winter project
You can join the Voice Project and sing with us. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from 17 October at the Friends Meeting House and some Saturdays at the United Reformed Church.

Rehearsal dates:
The Friends Meeting House from 7.30–9.45pm
October 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 21, 28
December 5, 12,
January 2, 9, 16

The United Reformed Church
Saturday 28 October 28 – 10.30am–4.30pm
Saturday 18 November – 10am–2pm
Saturday 9 December – 10.30am–4.30pm
Saturday 6 January – 10.30am–4.30pm
Saturday 13 January – 10.30am–4.30pm

£110 Standard / £95 Concessions / £130 Donation

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Academy of St Thomas – concert in memorium Sunday 15 October 3pm at St Andrew’s Hall

Concert in memoriam to Ivan Cane
Due to the sad loss on 5th September of Ivan Cane, our Honorary Life President and founder, this concert will now be given in memoriam. Christopher Adey will conduct Elgar’s Sospiri for strings and harp to open the concert as our tribute to Ivan.

Oct A5 final

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New season at The Chapel, Park Lane, begins on Sunday 1 October

The Autumn season at The Chapel begins this Sunday 1st October at 6.30pm when the exciting  German pianist Valentin Schiedmair is in the UK and in Norwich his programme will include Schumann’s Carnival as well as works by Bach, Beethoven & Chopin – all should be well suited to the chapel Bluthner. Do come along if you can.

I also set out below the programme to Christmas – do note the Hugh MacDonald lectures which were such a success last year. Roger


The Chapel, 64 Park Lane, NR2 3EF

Tickets on the door £15 except where stated – students under 21 free

Sunday 1st October 2017, 6:30pm
Valentin Schiedermair – piano

  • Bach: Prelude & Fugue in D major 
  • Beethoven: Sonata Op.10, No.3
  • Chopin: Nocturne Op.48, No.1
  • Schumann: Carnaval Op.9
  • Valentin Schiedermair website

Sunday 15th October 2017, 6:30pm
Neave Piano Trio

Anna Williams – violin Mikhail Veselov – cello
Eri Nakamura – piano

  • Debussy: Trio in G major
  • Faure: Trio in D minor, Op.120
  • Roussel: Trio in E flat, Op.2

Neave Trio website

MacDonald Lectures I     tickets £5 incl glass of wine
Monday 23rd October 2017, 7:00pm
Musical Life in 18th & 19th century Vienna

MacDonald Lectures II   tickets £5 incl glass of wine
Monday 30th October 2017, 7:00pm
Musical Life in 18th & 19th century Paris

 MacDonald Lectures III  tickets £5 incl glass of wine
Monday 6th November 2017, 7:00pm
Musical Life in 18th & 19th century London

MacDonald Lectures IV  tickets £5 incl glass of wine
Monday 6th November 2017, 7:00pm
What’s wrong with concerts – and What’s right

Sunday 29th October 2017, 12:00 noon
Vienna Piano Trio

Mozart: Piano Trio in G major, K564
Beethoven: Piano Trio in G major, Op.1/2

Vienna Piano Trio website

Sunday 12th November 2017, 6:30pm
English Piano Trio

Jane Faulkner – violin
Pal Banda – cello
Timothy Ravenscroft – piano

Haydn: Trio in G minor, H15/19
Schubert: Trio No.2 in E flat, D929

English Piano Trio website

Sunday 17th December 2017, 6:30pm
Brook Street Band
Christmas Concert

Brook Street Band website

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Raynham Recitals 24 September 3.30pm – Jacob Cordover

24 September 2017, 3.30pm
Jacob Cordover
The Spanish Guitar. Jacob Cordover’s performance has
‘the touch of magic’.

Tickets from

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Recitals at Raynham Hall 23/24 September 2017

23 September 2017, 6.30pm
Michael Chance and his son Alexander
Maggie Cole and cello with two recorders in a programme devised to celebrate
the life of Alfred Deller who championed the repertoire
and ‘voice’ of the countertenor.

24 September 2017, 3.30pm
Jacob Cordover
The Spanish Guitar. Jacob Cordover’s performance has
‘the touch of magic’.

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Make it into a real occasion and stay for supper!
After the concert in the Marble Hall, you can extend the pleasure with a supper picnic in the fantastic State Rooms. Bring your own picnic (and cutlery) or order  delicious pre-prepared supper-in-a-box at £23 per head from the Ticketsource website. Raynham Hall champagne can be pre-ordered and will also be for sale on the night.

Supper places are limited to 50 in total and the Raynham Circle of Friends members have free places, normally £10 per person. Or you can eat in the grounds for free, before or after the concert. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Raynham Hall, Fakenham Norfolk NR21 7EP
Tel 01328 862133 email

About Raynham Hall
Raynham Hall near Fakenham, Norfolk has been the seat of the Townshend family for over 400 years. Raynham Recitals is a programme of chamber music held in what used to be the great hall of this Jacobean house designed and built by Sir Roger Townshend with his Master Mason William Edge. Later paved in marble by William Kent and embellished in C18th style, the Marble Hall epitomises the dual spirit of Raynham Hall. Lofty, elegant and flooded with light, it also has a clear but gentle resonance which is perfect for the intimate chamber music presented at the Raynham Recitals.

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