Looking forward to hearing the Norwich Philharmonic Chorus give their first public performance for nearly 2 years with the wonderful Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini at St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich, on Saturday 6th November.
Because of CoVid restrictions on space, the work will be performed in its original version with the choir and 4 guest soloists accompanied by two pianos and harmonium rather than the orchestra. It’s neither petite nor solemn but really very lovely. So do come and listen!
Tickets are £18, £17, £12 unreserved (£7 for students/Under 26’s). Available online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/norwichphil
Herewith details of two further Chapel concerts, programmed by Roger Rowe.
The distinguished soprano Carolyn Sampson, well known for her work with historically informed performances and Masaaki Suzuki’s famed Bach Cantata performances, gives a mouth watering concert preview with Matt Wadsworth, of her Wigmore Hall live stream later this month.
The Mark Viner concert next Sunday is fully booked, returns only – there are just a few seats left for the 6th September Beethoven cello Sonata series.
Lovely to be back with live music – do try it! Roger
Sunday August 30th at 1pm & 4pm
MARK VINER (piano)
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No 27 in E minor Op 90
Liszt: Die Zelle in Nonnenwerth, elegie, S.534
Alkan: Trois petites fantaisies, op.40
Liszt: Hymne a Sainte Cécile de Charles Gounod, S.491
Deux Légendes, S.175
1. St. François d’Assise 2. St. François de Paule marchant sur les flots
Sunday 6th September at 3pm & 6.30pm
A few seats still available
RICHARD TUNNICLIFFE cello & MAGGIE COLE piano
Beethoven Cello Sonatas I
Sonata No 1 in F major Op 5/1
Seven Variations on Mozart’s “Bee Mannern, welche Liebe fühlen”
Sonata No 4 in C major Op.102/1
Sunday 20th September at 6.30pm
Booking now open
CAROLYN SAMPSONsoprano MATT WADSWORTH lute
A programme of favourite 17th century songs, touching all corners of society, from plaintive folk songs and ballads to the genius and depths of Dowland, Johnson and Purcell.
Music that was played and heard, in the street, at home, in religious settings and in the theatre.
At the centre of the programme is Echos in air by Laura Snowden – a wonderfully hypnotic work for solo theorbo, written for Matthew Wadsworth in 2019.
Sunday 18th October at 3pm & 6.30pm
Booking now open
MITHRAS PIANO TRIO
Haydn: Piano Trio in E flat in E major XV;28
Tchaikowsky: Piano Trio in A minor Op 50
I thought you may be interested to know about a unique choral performance that is happening in the grounds of Houghton Hall on Saturday, 6th of July.
Award-winning Norwich based choir ‘The Voice Project‘ present their summer concert, titled ‘I Reach Right Up to the Sun‘ and if it’s anything like previous Voice Project pieces it will be a unique and beautiful experience.
The 100+ singers of the choir will be leading the audience in and around the stunning gardens and grounds of Houghton Hall, performing specially composed contemporary choral music in a number of beautiful locations around the site.
There is also a Henry Moore sculpture exhibition on show at Houghton at the moment and these pieces and the landscape they currently sit in have inspired the music and the staging of the show. If you’ve seen a Voice Project performance before then you’ll know it will be well worth making the trip out to catch it.
There are two performances, a 5:30 pm and an 8:00 pm – I think the first show is close to selling out, if it hasn’t already, but there are still a few tickets available for the 8:00 pm ‘twilight’ performance.
If you are interested, you can find more information and purchase tickets from www.voiceproject.co.uk/buy-tickets
If you would like to be kept informed about future Voice Project concerts as well as opportunities to sing with the choir then you can sign up to their mailing list here.
The new Music in Norwich booklet is ready with a pdf to download from here and free hard copies later this week from usual outlets. Download a pdf here MiN autumn 13 to email
First concerts are:
September 6/7th Norwich School : Salomé : The Garage Chapelfield North, Norwich
7th NN Chamber : Roderick Williams : John Innes Centre 7.30pm
7th Norwich Baroque : Emma Kirkby & Michael Chance 7.30
15th Norwich Pops Orchestra : 10th Anniversary : The Halls, Norwich 3pm