Chapel concerts are coming thick and fast at present; I promise a quieter time next year – perhaps!
The EUSEBIUS QUARTET were outstanding success when they were in residence at Aldeburgh last year and they will visit the chapel for the first time on Saturday to play Haydn, Bartok and one of Beethoven’s greatest quartets, Op 132. The next evening the MORIARTY WIND QUINTET give a concert as a prelude to their schools visit on Monday under the auspicies of Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music. Those of you who came to their concert last year will remember that both the musicians themselves and their pogromming is original and entertaining. Roger
THE CHAPEL PARK LANE
Tickets £15 on the door – Under 23’s come free
Saturday 16th November 7.30pm – 9pm
EUSEBIUS QUARTET Haydn String Quartet Op.9 no.1 Bartok String Quartet No.3 Beethoven String Quartet in A minor, Op.132
Sunday 17th November 6.30pm – 7.30pm
MORIARTY WIND QUINTET Holst; Quintet in A flat Op. 14
Debussy; Petit Suite (arr. Gordon Davies)
Hindemith; Kleine Kammermusik for Wind Quintet, Op.24 No.2
Americana 2: Exploring North American choral music
Aaron Copland In the beginning Dan Forrest Good night, dear heart Randall Thompson Alleluia Ernst Toch Geographical fugue David del Tredici Acrostic song Eric Whitacre When David heard
Plus folksong and spiritual arrangements by James Erb, Robert Fountain and John Rutter
A programme exploring some jewels of 20th-century American choral music. Copland’s choral fantasia joyfully expounds the Genesis story of creation, while Whitacre’s deeply felt setting of a line from the Second Book of Samuel really plucks at the heartstrings. The programme will include both a speaking chorus (Toch) and a whispering chorus (del Tredici) as well as Randall Thompson’s classic setting of just one word.
Director: Chris Duarte
Venue: Church of St Peter Mancroft, Norwich
Time: 7.30 pm
Tickets £12/£7/£2, and can be bought:
From St. George’s Music Shop, 17-19 St George’s Street, tel. (01603) 626414;
Mahler Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht;
Ging heut morgen übers Feld; Ich hab’ ein glühend Messer; Die zwei blauen Augen
SchubertAn den Mond (D.259); Im Frühling; Der Schiffer (D.536); Abendstern;
Des Fischers Liebesglück; Der Musensohn;
Sei mir gegrüßt; Du bist die Ruh;
Dass sie hier gewesen
MahlerLiebst du um Schönheit; Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder!; Ich atmet‘ einen linden Duft; Um Mitternacht; Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
Andrè Schuen, one of today’s outstanding young baritones, took leading roles in all three of the Mozart/ Da Ponte operas under Nikolaus Harnoncourt, and gave highly successful performances of Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin and Schwanengesang at the prestigious Schubertiade in Schwartzenberg. In this programme, Schubert and Mahler meet their common ground in settings of the poet Friedrich Rückert.
THE CHAPEL, PARK LANE, NR2 3EF Friday 1st November 7.30pm
Cecile Chaminade: Autrefois & Theme varie Messiaen; Vingt Regards sur l’enfant-Jésus:
Première communion de la Vierge
XIII. Noël XV. Le Baiser de l’Enfant-Jésus
Liszt: Vallée d’Obermann Schumann: Études Symphoniques, Op. 13
THE CHAPEL, PARK LANE, NR2 3EF Thursday 7th November at 7.30pm
Beethoven; 6 Variations Op.34 Brahms; Ballads Op.10 Schaonberg 3 Klavierstücke Op.11 Beethoven Eroica Variations Op.35 I
Please note that Andrew Tyson is replacing Anna Federova as per note below:
Unfortunately ANNA FEDEROVA who was to have given recital at the Assembly House on Thursday has had to withdraw due to a hand injury. We have however been very fortunate however to find a magnificent replacement. He is the young American piano virtuoso ANDREW TYSON who happens to be on tour in Europe and has agreed to divert to Norwich to replace Anna. BBC Radio 3 reviewers of Andrew’s latest disc described him as a “a real poet of the piano”. In 2015, he won the Géza Anda Competition in Zürich and is also a laureate of the Leeds International Piano Competition where he won the new Terence Judd-Hallé Orchestra Prize. Unfortunately the programmes have had to be changed as below.
I hope very much that you will feel able to support these concerts but if you have booked and wish not to attend the Assembly House concert as a result please contact Iain lowery on 07708 6940878.
These things to not happen too often and I thank you for your understanding, Roger
PS Don’t forget Cedric Tiberghien’s pre-Wigmore recital on Thursday 7th!
Friday 4 October at The Chapel •2-5pmVocal Masterclass with Dame Emma Kirkby : £5 • 7.30-9.30pm Concert and Talk : Friends, Foes and Fellow-Musicians : The Chapel : £15
Saturday 5 October at The Chapel & Princes Street URC •10.30-11.30am Family-friendly Concert: The Chapel : Free • 1-2pm Concert : From Leipzig to London : The Chapel :£15 • 2.30-3.45pm Interactive Talk by Benjamin Hebbert : Every Instrument Tells a Story : The Chapel : £5 • 7.30-9.30pm Concert : The Concerto Story : Princes St : £20
Sunday 6 October at The Chapel & Princes Street URC •10.30-11.30pm Coffee Concert : Kaffeehaus Culture :
The Chapel : £15 inc coffee •12.45-2pm Illustrated Concert : Halle, Hanover & HamburgThe Chapel : £15 • 4.30-5.30pm Talk Dr David Vickers : Handel & His PatronsPrinces Street URC : £5 •6-8pm Festival Finale Concert : Handel’s Acis and Galatea : Princes Street URC : £20
Venues: The Chapel 64 Park Lane, Norwich NR2 3EF United Reformed Church, Princes Street, Norwich NR3 1AZ
The Brook Street Band (formed in 1996 by baroque cellist Tatty Theo) is named after the London street where Handel lived and worked. It is now recognised amongst the UK’s leading period instrument ensembles, winning awards, and accolades for recordings and broadcasts from Radio 3, Classic FM and Gramophone Magazine. The Band’s most recent CD ‘Handel Sonatas for Violin and Basso Continuo’ was shortlisted in the category for chamber music/small ensemble at the Grammy Awards.The Brook Street Band relishes its Norfolk connections, with frequent concerts and education projects in the region.The Band founded the highly successful biennial festivallove: Handel, which combines concerts with an education programme for young people.
Saturday 5 October 2019, 7.30pm
St Andrews Hall, Norwich
SmetanaVltava ‘Má Vlast’ RavelMother Goose (Ma mère l’Oye) Rimsky-KorsakovScheherazade Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin
Conductor Tadeusz Kaznowski LeaderFiona Hutchins
Conducted by our Resident Conductor Tadeusz Kaznowski, the Mozart Orchestra offers a dazzling and colourful concert of music to close its 2019 season!
Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherazade, considered to be Rimsky Korsakov’s most popular work combining features typical of Russian music and Smetana’s Vltava one of the most widely performed symphonic poems which describes the course of the river Vltava starting from two small springs to the unification of both streams into a single current.
Founded in 1961, the Mozart Orchestra has established itself as one of the leading orchestras in the local area, giving up to four concerts from May to October, usually three in Norwich and one further afield in East Anglia. The orchestra explores a wide-ranging repertoire and showcases both locally and nationally renowned soloists.
At The Assembly House in Norwich this Thursday 1pm
This Thursday lunchtime Assembly House Classical are really excited to present a concert by the renowned Fitzwilliam Quartet.
The Fitzwilliam Quartet became well known through their close association with Dmitri Shostakovich, who met them on a visit to York. He entrusted them with the Western premières of his last three quartets, and they were the first quartet to perform and record all fifteen. The quartet was founded in 1968 by four Cambridge undergraduates and is now one of the longest established quartets in the world.
The programme for the afternoon includes – Bach – Art of Fugue No 1 Shostakovich – String Quartet No 11 Beethoven – String Quartet Op 131
Tickets are selling well in advance but there still some available to buy online and we will make some available to purchase on the door this Thursday from 12:15 pm when doors open. The concert itself will start at the usual time of 1:00 pm.
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