Feast of Chamber Music weekend in Norwich

There is a Feast of Chamber Music in Norwich this weekend when the Britten Centenary celebrations reach their climax. Cellist Natalie Clein will be leading a starry cast of musicians including Michael Chance and the Carducci Quartet in a special three part concert. The preceding evening at the Chapel, Park Lane Michael Chance & Paul Beier (lute) will be giving a recital of music which Britten himself loved including songs by John Dowland and Henry Purcell.

On Sunday 22nd the highly respected Elias Quartet given the fifth in their series of the complete Beethoven Quartet cycle – this concert incudes the famous A minor Quartet Op 132 – a weekend with plenty for everyuone! Hope to see you with us, Roger

Details below but other enquiries at 01603 621169 or email rrowe@paston.co.uk.

Friday 22 November  7:30pm
The Chapel, 64 Park Lane, NR2 3EF

Michael Chance – counter-tenor
Paul Beier – lute

Tickets £10.00 (members) £12.00 (non-members) on the door


Henry Purcell:
Oh Fair Cedaria
The Queen’s Epicedium (Incassum Lesbia rogas)

John Dowland:

“Come sweet love”
Flow my teares
Come way, come sweet love
I saw my lady weepe

Lute Fancy Nr.6

“In Darkness”
 Eyes look no more
 Lady if you so spite me
 In darkness let me dwell

Lute Fancy Nr.2: Forlorn hope
“A pilgrim’s solace”
 Thou mighty God
When David’s life
When the poor cripple

Lute Fancy Nr.1

Henry Purcell:
Music for a while
O solitude

Saturday 23 November 6:30pm
(please note start time)
John Innes Centre, Norwich NR4 7UH 
Box office Prelude 01603 628319 or on the door

Natalie Clein – cello 
Julius Drake 
– piano 
Michael Chance
 – counter-tenor  

Carducci Quartet
This concert will be in three parts, each of which will start with a movement from Blyth Postcards, a newly commissioned quartet by Gordon Crosse which is intended to be a complementary work to Britten’s ‘Divertimenti’.

•   Part 1:
•   Gordon Crosse: Blyth Postcards 1 – Blythburgh Church
•   Purcell: (realised Britten): Chacony in G minor
•   John Dowland: “Weep you no more, sad fountains”
•   John Dowland: “Can she excuse my wrongs with virtue’s cloak”
•   Bridge: Cello Sonata

•   Part 2:
•   Gordon Crosse: Blyth Postcards 2 – Blythburgh Estuary
•   Schubert: Quartettsatz in C minor, D703
•   John Dowland: “Come heavy sleep”
•   John Dowland: “In darkness let me dwell”
•   Britten: Cello Sonata in C major, Op.65

•   Part 3:
•   Gordon Crosse: Blyth Postcards 3 – Knucklebones Walberswick
•   Britten: Three Divertimenti for String Quartet (1936)
•   Henry Purcell: “Incassum Lesbia rogas” (The Queen’s Epicedium)
•   Henry Purcell: “Music for a while”
•   Britten: Third Cello Suite, Op.87

This concert is expected to finish at around 9.30pm

Sunday 24 November 2013, 5:30pm
 (please note start time)
John Innes Centre, Norwich NR4 7UH
Box office Prelude 01603 628319 or on the door

Elias Quartet and Malin Broman (viola) – Beethoven IV


  • Quartet in F major, Op.18, No.1
  • Quintet in C, Op.29
  • Quartet in A minor, Op.132

Free pre-concert talk by Misha Donat at 4.15pm

Viva Voce singing and performance workshop

Saturday 29 June 2.30pm registration, 3pm rehearsal, 7.30pm concert
St Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich
Come and Sing
Mendelssohn Hear My Prayer
Handel Messiah Part III

Tickets to sing £6 inc scores, audience tickets £6
Singers must book in advance
To register interest email emma.woolfenden@googlemail.com