St Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich, Saturday 27 April 2019, 7.30 pm
a joint concert with The Maidstone Singers (director Kathryn Ridgeway)
Our first collaboration with another choir will see us doing ‘home and away fixtures’. The concert will feature a variety of English music from the 15th-21st centuries, including a world première. The oldest piece, by Robert Wylkynson, in 13 vocal parts, is a setting of the Creed from the Eton Choirbook, a collection of music assembled around 1490. The newest will be a piece by Michael Lewis, in praise of St Cecilia, which will be sung by The Maidstone Singers. The main works in the programme are Britten’s setting of texts by W.H. Auden, Hymn to St Cecilia and Bob Chilcott’s The Making of the Drum, which will involve the choirs using various hand-held percussion instruments. There will also be pieces by Byrd, Gibbons, Pearsall and Purcell.
A quick reminder that this month’s lunchtime concert is on Thursday when we welcome the PIATTI QUARTET – programme is as below.
You may also be interested to know that CHROMA will be performing a very unusual concert of early and contemporary music in the atmospheric setting of St John’s Church Maddermaket – that’s TO-NIGHT at 7.30pm I hour without interval.
THE ASSEMBLY HOUSE, NORWICH
1pm Thursday April 25th at 1pm
PIATTI STRING QUARTET
Mendelssohn; Quartet in F minor Op 80
Walton; Quartet in A minor
Violin Sonata in D, Op.12 No.1 Violin Sonata in A, Op.12 No.2 Violin Sonata in A minor, Op.23 Violin Sonata in E flat, Op.12 No.3
(The cycle will be completed next season, 2019-2020)
James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong begin their journey through the Beethoven violin sonatas with the first four works of the series. The triptych, Op.12, shows the young composer’s style at its most wilfully subversive, from the energy of the opening work and the elegant wit of the middle sonata to the dazzling virtuosity of the last in the series. More mysterious and subdued is the highly compressed A minor Sonata Op.23.
19 Year Old Saxophonist ROB BURTON – one of the stars of the BBC YOUNG MUSICIAN 2018 – will be in Norwich on Thursday 1pm for one of the Assembly House classical lunchtime concerts. Those of us who watched the televised final last year will not forget Rob’s charismatic performance. He brings with him pianist CHRISTINE ZERAFA for an exciting programme details below;-
Music Room, Assembly House, Norwich Thursday March 28 at 1pm
There will be a great opportunity to hear some fine piano trios in the course of the next week.
The PETROF TRIO from Prague make a welcome return next Sunday 17th at 6.30pm when they will be playing a great programme to include an interesting arrangement of Janacek’s Kreutzer Quartet for piano trio and well as Dvorak’s typically Czech 2nd Piano Trio.
Then on Thursday evening 21st March at 7.30pm there is an opportunity to hear the MERZ PIANO TRIO from New York who will play two of the very greatest trios by Ravel and Schubert. What a feast for piano trio lovers, Roger