Norwich Baroque play a special concert on Saturday 25 June 7pm at St Peter Mancroft honouring John Garth and featuring Kate Bennett Wadsworth

John Garth 300: a celebration for one of England’s best-kept secrets

You may already love Baroque music, in which case definitely do not miss this concert with the excellent cellist Kate Bennett Wadsworth. If you are not so sure, this is an excellent opportunity to find out more with this beautiful and exciting programme of music in Norwich.

Entitled ‘English with a dash of Italian’ it is a fiery cross of Italian baroque with earthy English folk music. Come and find out what that means at the concert this weekend. You can buy tickets on the door, or preferably beforehand online or by phone – see below.

www.ticketsource.co.uk/norwichbaroque
Tel. 0333 666 3366 or on the door (cash, cheque, or card)

Saturday 25 June, 7pm
St Peter Mancroft
Hay Hill, Norwich NR2 1QQ
Tickets: £18/£17 (£2 under 18s)

There is a confession to make. The cellist in that picture is not actually our hero John Garth, but the Anglo-Italian cellist, James Cervetto (1748-1837), the son of the legendary Italian virtuoso cellist Giacobbe Cervetto (1680-1783), who is pictured here in the chair next to him. There is a secretive little smile on James’ face as he demonstrates a fancy new cello technique – as though his father is spluttering “how…how are you doing that?” and he is pretending not to hear the question.

It is hard to imagine Georgian cello playing without the captivating mystique of Italian virtuosi. At the same time, England’s own rich traditions of music and dance combined with the Italian dazzle in ways that made its art music unique. This programme combines both elements, with music by Antonio Vivaldi, John Playford, Richard Mudge, Charles Avison channeling Scarlatti, and of course Mr. Garth himself. Come and join us and enjoy the humour and fun of Georgian England with Italian seasoning!

Norwich Door to Door 30 Years celebration concert

Saturday 7 May 2022, 7pm
St Peter Mancroft Church, Hay Hill, Norwich
30 Years – Let’s Celebrate
with The London Soprano and Norwich Pops Orchestra

Join us for a varied programme of popular classics and songs from the shows by these well-loved and eminent musicians from Norwich, including the Poringland Singers, playing alongside The London Soprano,
Joanne McGahon.  

Tickets priced from £15 are available from Eventbrite
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/261231980887 or by phone (via the Door to Door website http://www.doortodoor.org.uk). 

For more details please call or email us.
Norwich Door to Door, Bowthorpe Road, Norwich NR2 3TU
01603 776735 community@norwichdoortodoor.org.uk

Norwich Door to Door is a Norwich-based charity that celebrates 30 years of success in 2022. Year-round, the charity provides a friendly and reliable door to door community transport service to residents of Norwich and its districts.  

They offer people with limited mobility the opportunity to remain independent and involved within the community.

For those that have difficulty using other forms of transport, their accessible minibuses help people get to medical appointments, day centres, clubs, shops, lunches or to meet with friends or family.

They have a fleet of 13 minibuses equipped with tail-lifts, steps, secure anchor points for wheelchairs and scooters, as well as friendly, trained and DBS checked driver and assistants to ensure comfort and safety.

The success of the charity depends on its volunteers, sponsors and fundraising to provide the service.

Every year they organise fundraising events to support their work. This year they celebrate their 30th anniversary with a special concert at St Peter Mancroft Church, opposite the Forum in Norwich.

Tickets priced from £15 are available from Eventbrite
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/261231980887 or by phone (via the Door to Door website http://www.doortodoor.org.uk). 

For more details please call or email us.
Norwich Door to Door, Bowthorpe Road, Norwich NR2 3TU
01603 776735 community@norwichdoortodoor.org.uk
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/261231980887

Echoes of Ellington at The Halls Norwich

Saturday 19th March 2022, 7.30pm
St Andrew’s Hall

DUKE ELLINGTON: The Best of the Sacred Concerts

Singers – Louise Marshall, Mary Carewe and Cleveland Watkiss
Tap dancer – Bradley Wray
Narrator – Revd Richard Lawry
Norwich Philharmonic Chorus conducted by David Dunnett
Echoes of Ellington Jazz Orchestra conducted by Pete Long

Here is an article by Tony Cooper

Norwich Philharmonic Chorus concert in Norwich

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

Keswick Hall Choir presents Americana 2 Saturday 30 November 2019

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Saturday 30 November 2019

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;
  • Online via ticketsource;
  • On the door!

Norwich Phil Orchestra & Chorus Saturday 9 November 7.30pm

 

Norwich Philharmonic

Saturday 9 November 2019, 7.30pm

Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra
Norwich Philharmonic Chorus

Holst Ballet Suite, The Perfect Fool
Bridge The Sea, Suite for Orchestra
Finzi Intimations of Immortality

Matthew Andrews, David Dunnett conductors
Adam Tunnicliffe tenor

http://www.norwichphil.org.uk

Academy of St Thomas at Hingham 14 September

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Saturday 14 September 2019, 7.30pm
St Andrew’s Church, Hingham NR9 4HL

A concert of English and American music

Vaughan Williams Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus
Butterworth On the Banks of Green Willow
Samuel Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Copland Quiet City
Rachmaninov Vocalise
Saint-Saëns Symphony No.2

Matthew Andrews conductor
Catherine May soprano

An evocative programme featuring Anglo-American connections highlighting the links between Abraham Lincoln and the Parish of Hingham.

Soprano Catherine May teams up with her husband Matthew Andrews for Barber’s haunting Knoxville: Summer of 1915.

Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music new season tickets are on sale

With autumn approaching, NNCM tickets for the 2019-2020 are now on general sale. You can buy them through the NNCM website here or from St George’s music Shop, 17-19 St George’s St., Norwich NR3 1AB 01603 626414

You may still assure yourself of a seat at every concert by becoming a Season Ticket holder, and you can secure a discount on your tickets by becoming a Member (on-line application form for both here). Whatever way you book your tickets, early application is advised for our more popular concerts

Everyone is invited to our AGM and performances by Norfolk Young Musicians at 6.00 pm on September 14th in the JIC Conference Centre Foyer. Season ticket Holders and Members are eligible to vote on any resolution.

The concert series then begins the following week:  Click the names for more details and to buy tickets

September 21   Eric Lu (piano)
October 5   Lendvai String Trio
October 13   Miklos Perényi (cello)
November 2    Zoltán Féjervári (piano)
November 21   Andrè Schuen (baritone) and Daniel Heide (piano)
December 7   Castalian String Quartet
January 25 – January 26   Nicholas Daniel and Friends
February 15 – February 16   James Ehnes (violin) and Andrew Armstrong (piano)
February 29   Mitsuko Uchida (piano)
March 22   Brentano Quartet
April 18   Trio Wanderer

Our final concert, a Beethoven recital by Richard Goode on May 16th 2020, will form part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival. Ticket availability will be announced in due course

We hope you will be able to join us on many occasions during this season

With best wishes

Peter Lawson
Chairman
Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Voice Project at Houghton Hall Saturday 6 July 2019

unnamed (1).png 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.

Music in Norwich this weekend Saturday 22 June/Sunday 23 June plus lunchtime organ recital Monday 24 June

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Saturday 22 June 2019, 7.30pm
Salle Church, Salle near Reepham, Norfolk NR10 4SE
Academy of St Thomas

Telemann Concerto for Viola
Bach Concerto for Viola in Eb major
Dag Wiren Serenade
Dvorak Nocturne
Leroy Anderson Selection

Philip Dukes viola/director

Well known to AST audiences, Philip Dukes returns to perform two lovely baroque viola concertos and direct the rest of a programme ideally suited to the ambience and acoustics of this wonderful Norfolk Church.

Do bring a picnic to enjoy by the cricket green before the concert.

Tickets for all concerts available in person or by phone from St George’s Music Shop, 01603 626414 and online from www.ticketsource.co.uk/ast
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Sunday 23 June 2019, 2.30pm
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Norfolk Schools’ Opera Project

The culmination of the Norfolk Schools’ Opera Project sees the world premiere of a brand new children’s version of Mozart’s The Magic Flute performed by over 100 children from Norfolk schools and accompanied by an orchestra of gifted and talented young musicians.

Norfolk Music Hub and Norwich Theatre Royal are working in partnership to support this year-long creative and cultural learning programme in schools through the medium of opera.


Monday 24 June 2019,  St Andrew’s Hall : 1.10pm
Lunchstop Organ Recital : with Richard Bower playing the glorious organ maintained by Friends of St Andrew’s Hall Organ