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
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Sunday 23 June 2019, 2.30pm
Norwich Theatre Roya
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


Roddy Williams and Iain Burnside perform Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin at Open Norwich

Roddy Williams flyer

Open Norwich is launching a new ambition of hosting classical music concerts as a development of their existing music offer and to kick it off,  leading baritone Roddy Williams and top accompanist Iain Burnside are performing the first concert on 20 November with Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin.

More information and a link to tickets here –

They will be supported by Norfolk County Youth Orchestra and a composition group from Norwich Music Club.

Into Opera are recruiting for a project based in Norwich and Great Yarmouth

Music Director and Assistant to the Composer

Into Opera are looking for a dynamic, inspirational and creative Music Director for a
children’s opera and education project taking place in Norfolk from September 2017 –
February 2018. This project will culminate in the professional world premiere of A King’s
Ransom, a new opera by renowned classical composer Patrick Hawes.

More details are on the pdf attached

Job Description – Music Director and Assistant to the Composer

Coming up next week at Theatre Royal Norwich – Theater Freiburg: WagnerFest 23 – 28 July 2014

For opera fans, coming to Theatre Royal Norwich next week is an extravaganza of Wagner. You can book here 

The operas of Richard Wagner represent one of the greatest artistic achievements in the history of European culture.  Their scale dwarfs that of most of the operatic repertoire. The physical size of the casts and orchestra, their musical range and dynamic vision produce performances of great and enduring power.  Wagner’s constant reworking of European myth, symbolism and folklore, his profound exploration of human spirituality, desire and emotion and, above all, his singular musical genius are all displayed in abundance in both of these monumental operas.

We are delighted to welcome the opera company and orchestra of Theater Freiburg, one of Germany’s most acclaimed regional companies, to perform these masterpieces.  They have established an enviable reputation for quality and excellence across Europe as leading interpreters of Wagner’s work.

PARSIFAL (Wed 23 & Fri 25, both at 5pm)
TANNHÄUSER (Sun 27 at 3pm, Mon 28 at 5pm)

Both operas sung in German with English surtitles visible from all seats
All images from the 2013 Theater Freiburg production of Parsifal.  Tannhäuser premieres in Freiburg Spring 2014

Parsifal running time: around 5 hrs, incl two intervals – 1st interval 45 mins, 2nd interval 25 mins
Tannhäuser running time: around 4 hrs 15 mins, incl two intervals – both of 30 mins

“Five hours of performance flew past in boundless joy, ending in a unanimous 15 minute ovation” , Badische Zeitung

“The conductor and orchestra conjure up the most marvellous Wagner sound”,