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!
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.
The Goldberg Variations Written for harpsichord by Bach consisting of an aria and a set of 30 variations performed by international keyboard player Mahan Esfahani.
Sunday 17 June 2018, 3.30pm
Stars of the Future Les Laurentines perform Les Trois Lecons des Ténèbres
Raynham Hall near Fakenham, Norfolk has been the seat of the Townshend family for over 400 years. Raynham Recitals is a programme of chamber music held in what used to be the great hall of this Jacobean house designed and built by Sir Roger Townshend with his Master Mason William Edge. Later paved in marble by William Kent and embellished in C18th style, the Marble Hall epitomises the dual spirit of Raynham Hall. Lofty, elegant and flooded with light, it also has a clear but gentle resonance which is perfect for the intimate chamber music presented at the Raynham Recitals.
Musical Advisor: Michael Chance CBE
Tickets £18 to £40 including a glass of champagne. www.raynhamrecitals.co.uk or ring 01328 862133
Raynham Hall, Fakenham Norfolk NR21 7EP
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The Mozart Orchestra Summer concert – Sat 9th June 2018 – St Nicholas’ Church, Blakeney
A summer’s evening of music not to be missed! Join The Mozart Orchestra for an evening of specially selected music covering a broad range of styles. Mozart, Butterworth, Finzi, Stravinsky and Berkeley – something for everyone, and the perfect way to end a day out on the beautiful North Norfolk coast with drinks and canapés from 6:30pm!
Mozart – Symphony No.35 ‘Haffner’
Mozart – Cosi fan Tutti ‘Overture’
Butterworth – The Banks of Green Willow
Finzi – ‘Farewell to Arms’
Stravinsky – Pulcinella Suite
Berkeley – Sinfonietta
Tenor Solo: Nicholas Sharratt ~ Conductor: Martin Budgett ~ Leader: Ben Payne
Tickets £12.50 (no reserved seats) – tickets include drinks and canapés from 6.30pm