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Music in Norwich


'What's On?' A round-up of classical, jazz and performance events in Norwich and Norfolk - twice a year

September 2019 to April 2020

At a Glance : September 2019 to April 2020 : At a Glance Month by month listing for easy reference. You can also see upcoming concerts at www.musicinnorwich.org.uk and download a pdf version. SEPTEMBER 2019 page 7 Norwich Baroque : Vivaldi : Norwich Cathedral : 7.30pm 39 7 Raynham Recitals : Rachel Podger : Raynham Hall : 6.30pm 49 8 Raynham Recitals : Debus, Ayrton & Siwczak : 49 Raynham Hall 3.30pm 11 Organ recital : P Wright : Norwich Cathedral : 7-8.15pm 44 12 Assembly House Classical : Lisa Cassidy & Somi Kim : 1pm 11 14 Academy of St Thomas : St. Andrew’s, Hingham : 7.30pm 8 18 Singing for 50+ Autumn Term : The Garage Chapelfield : Wednesdays 1.30-3pm 17 20-22 Flying High Circus Convention : Oak Circus Centre 37 21 Flying High Circus Cabaret : Oak Circus Centre 37 21 Norwich School Open Day : Cathedral Close : 9.30am 23/29 21 N&N Chamber Music : Eric Lu : John Innes Centre : 7.30pm 32 26 Organ recital : K. Krakenburg : Norwich Cathedral 1.10pm 44 27/30 UEA Choir, Chamber Choir & Symphony Orchestra 58/59 OCTOBER Auditions2019 UEA Music Centre page 3 Assembly House Classical : Fitzwilliam Quartet : 1pm 11 3 Norwich School Making Musicians : Norwich Cathedral : 1.10pm 44 4 Britten Sinfonia : Mahan Esfahani : St Andrew’s Hall : 1pm 12 4/6 Love: Handel Baroque Music Festival : Brook Street Band 16 5 Mozart Orchestra : Concert : St Andrew’s Hall : 7.30pm 20 5 N&NCM: Lendvai String Trio : John Innes Centre : 7.30pm 33 11 Music Hub : Sinfonia Viva : St Catherine’s, Ludham : 7.30pm 30 11 Sistema Norwich : Sistema Fiesta : UEA LCR : 7.30pm 55

For extra events and updates, follow the Music in Norwich blog on the website www.musicinnorwich.org.uk Twitter @musicinnorwich or FB musicinnorwich OCTOBER 2019 continued


12 Academy of St Thomas : St. Andrew’s Hall, Norwich : 7.30pm 9 12 Mancroft Music : Andrés Villamil : St Peter Mancroft : 1pm 50 13 N&NCM : Miklos Perényi : John Innes Centre : 3pm 33 15-19 Watermill : Macbeth & Dream : Theatre Royal Norwich 56 2.30pm & 7.30pm 16 Organ recital : Ashley Grote : Norwich Cathedral : 7-8.15pm 44 19 Mancroft Music : Jiménez & Jones : St Peter Mancroft : 1pm 51 24/25 Wild Boy : The Garage Chapelfield : 2.30pm & 7.30pm 17 25 Britten Sinfonia : Eight Seasons : Theatre Royal : 7.30pm 13 25 Norfolk County Youth Orchestra : Open, Bank Plain : 7.30pm 25 26 Norwich Baroque : Lully & The French : Princes Street URC 39 26 Mancroft Music : William Peart : St Peter Mancroft : 1pm 51 31 Assembly House Classical : Anna Federova : 1pm 11



2 N&NCM : Zoltán Féjervári : John Innes Centre : 7.30pm 33 2 Mancroft Music : Hexachordia : St Peter Mancroft : 1pm 51 3 Flanders Symphony Orchestra : Theatre Royal : 7.30pm 57 3 Norfolk County Music Festival Gala : Assembly House : 3pm 26 7 Norwich School Making Musicians : Norwich Cathedral : 1.10pm 44 9 Norwich Phil : St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich : 7.30pm 45 9 Mancroft Music : Julian Haggett : St Peter Mancroft : 1pm 51 12 Britten Sinfonia : St Andrew’s Hall : 7.30pm 13 14 Assembly House Classical : Calver & Gorka Plada Giron : 1pm 11 14 Organ recital : M. Marshall : Norwich Cathedral : 1.10-2pm 44

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16 Norwich Baroque : Israel in Egypt : Norwich Cathedral 39/42 7.30pm 16 Mancroft Music : T#e Accidentals : St Peter Mancroft : 1pm 51 21 N&NCM : Schuen & Heide : John Innes Centre : 7.30pm 34 22 UEA Choir & Orchestra : Myth & Faith : St Andrew’s Hall 59 7.30pm 23 Viva Voce : Autumn Concert : St Peter Mancroft : 7.30pm 53 28 Norwich School Making Musicians : Norwich Cathedral : 1.10pm 44 30 Keswick Hall Choir : Americana 2 : St Peter Mancroft : 7.30pm 18

1 Norwich Pops : New Year’s Concert : St Andrew’s Hall : 3pm 22 1 Organ recital : Norwich Cathedral : 11am-12pm 44 8 Singing 50+ Spring Term : The Garage Chapelfield : 1.30-3pm 17 11 Norwich Baroque : Best of Baroque : Norwich Central 40 Baptist Church, Duke Street : 7.30pm 12 Norfolk Young Musicians Competition : John Innes Centre 10 24 Britten Sinfonia : At Lunch 2 Freya Waley-Cohen : 14 St Andrew’s Hall : 1pm 25/26 N&NCM : Nicholas Daniel & Friends : John Innes Centre 35 7.30pm (Saturday), 11am and 3pm (Sunday)

DECEMBER 2019 page 5 Viva Voce : Carol Concert : Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk 53 7 N&NCM: Castalian Quartet : John Innes Centre : 7.30pm 34 7 Norwich Phil : Berlioz 150th : St Andrew’s Hall : 7.30pm 46 7 Mancroft Music : Young Musicians : St Peter Mancroft : 1pm 51 8 UEA Chamber Choir : Christmas Concert : St George’s 60 Church, Tombland Norwich : 6.30pm 11-21 Lost in Translation Circus : A Circus Christmas Carol 37 Norwich Playhouse : various times 11 UEA Choirs : Carol Concert : St John the Baptist : 7.30pm 60 12 Assembly House Classical : Lauren Zhang : 1pm 11 12 Viva Voce : Christmas Carol Concert : Norwich Cathedral 53 13 Christmas Concert : Norwich Cathedral : 7.30pm 43 14 Sistema Norwich : Sistema Voices : Norwich Central 55 Baptist Church, Duke Street : 7pm 17 Norwich Phil : Christmas Concert: St Andrew’s Hall : 7.30pm 46 21 Norwich Baroque : Messiah : Norwich Cathedral : 7.30pm 40/43 21 Viva Voce : Christmas Carol Concert : St Peter Mancroft : 6pm 53 22 Brook Street Band : The Chapel, Park Lane : 6.30pm


FEBRUARY 2020 page 8 Norwich Phil : St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich : 7.30pm 46 9 Iceland Symphony Orchestra : Theatre Royal : 7.30pm 57 15/16 N&NCM : Beethoven : John Innes Centre : 7.30 & 3pm 35 22 Norwich Baroque : Baroque Banquets : Princes Street United Reformed Church : 7.30pm 41 29 The Beatitudes : Keswick Hall Choir : Princes Street URC : 7.30pm 19 29 NCMF : Young Musicians : Assembly House : 7.30pm 28 29 N&NCM : Mitsuko Uchida : John Innes Centre : 7.30pm 36

MARCH 2020 page 2-13 Norfolk County Music Festival (NCMF) : various venues 26 2 NCMF : Sioned Williams : Norwich Central Baptist Church 27 Duke Street : 7.30pm 5 NCMF : Bach to Beatles : Central Baptist Church, Duke St 27 7 Academy of St Thomas : St. Andrew’s Hall, Norwich : 7.30pm 9 7 NCMF : Strings Workshop : Venue/time tbc 28 8 UEA Chamber Choir : Spring Concert : St George’s Church 61 Tombland : 6.30pm

At a Glance : September 2019 to April 2020 : At a Glance page

4 Norwich Cathedral Choir & Norwich Baroque : 41/43 St Matthew Passion : Norwich Cathedral : 6.30pm 7 Tenebrae Choir : Theatre Royal Norwich : 7.30pm 57 9 Britten Sinfonia : St Matthew Passion : St Andrew’s Hall : 7pm 15 13 Organ recital : Norwich Cathedral : 7-8.15pm 44 18 N&NCM : Trio Wanderer : John Innes Centre : 7.30pm 36 25 Keswick Hall Choir : Transformations : St Peter Mancroft : 7.30pm 19



10 May 2020 Norwich Phil : Mahler : St Andrew’s Hall : 7.30pm 13 June 2020 Mozart Orchestra : St Peter Mancroft Church Raynham Hall, East Raynham : Open Day Tours : 10am-3.30pm


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As well as many excellent and varied classical music concerts Norwich has lots of great music nights and venues with Jazz, World and Blues music on offer - see page 62 for some of the regular opportunities to catch some live music by local talent.

About Art in Norwich & Culture Shift Music in Norwich is produced by Culture Shift as a companion to Art in Norwich, a roundup of visual art exhibitions in Norwich and Norfolk. You can find a downloadable pdf of Art in Norwich on www.artinnorwich.org.uk or printed copies around the city. The Autumn/Winter edition of Art in Norwich covers August 2019 to end of March 2020. More information about Culture Shift can found at www.theshiftnorwich.org.uk where there is an overview of Norwich culture and other information. You can also sign up for free Culture Shift email updates on the website www.theshiftnorwich.org.uk For information and downloadable files and updates see www.musicinnorwich.org.uk and follow @musicinnorwich @norwichcultcity @artinnorwich

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At a Glance : September '19 - April '20 : At a Glance

MARCH 2020 cont

12 NCMF Cello Workshop : Central Baptist Church : time tbc 28 14 NCMF Hannah Perowne : Assembly House : 7.30pm 27 19 UEA Choir & Orchestra : St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich : 7.30pm 61 21 Norwich Phil : Beethoven : St Andrew’s Hall : 7.30pm 47 22 N&NCM : Brentano Quartet : John Innes Centre : 3pm 36 27 Britten Sinfonia : Curlew River : St Andrew’s Hall : 7.30pm 14 28 Norfolk County Music Festival Finale : Assembly House : 2.30pm 28 28 NCMF James Kirby : Assembly House : 7.30pm 27 28 Viva Voce : Spring Concert : Princes Street URC : 7.30pm 53 APRIL 2020 page

About Music in Norwich This booklet is the result of a collaboration between a number of organisations who promote performance and classical, jazz and world music. It was started in 2003 by the Music in Norwich group as a way to cross-market and build audiences for classical music, and to co-programme and avoid clashes where possible. The aim is to gather music listings in one place so that they are easy to find and to offer an overview of performances throughout the year. The Music in Norwich group is a self-supporting partnership of organisations that are active and promoting music in Norwich & the surrounding county of Norfolk and who meet twice a year. We hope you will keep this booklet safe as it covers six months’ programming. Because of space limitations and lots going on, concert details are brief but you can find out more from individual organisations’ websites – see page 62 for venue and contact details and also where to buy tickets - Theatre Royal Box Office and St George's Music Shop are the main outlets as well as Ticketsource for online bookings. Please also visit www.musicinnorwich.org.uk where you can download a pdf of this programme and find out more about Music in Norwich partners. Sign up to the blog for music updates and extra events to your inbox. Important: All information is subject to change - please check with individual organisations or venues before travelling.

www.musicinnorwich.org.uk email: info@theshiftnorwich.org.uk Cover image : UEA Choir

Do you love to sing? There are lots of opportunities to get involved in music and not just listen to others play and sing have a look at the Voice Project's singing and voice courses led by Sian Croose and Jon Baker at www.voiceproject.co.uk, Invidia Voices Rock and Soul Choir www.invidiavoices.co.uk led by Matt Emmerson and Full Colour Music Vocals and Acapella Singing led by Mary Lovett www.fullcolourmusic.com and Sing classes for adults at The Garage in Chapelfield see page 17. Music in Norwich is designed, edited and published by Marion Catlin, Culture Shift Norwich www.theshiftnorwich.org.uk. Errors and omissions excepted, info is checked as well as possible before printing but cannot be guaranteed. There will be a new edition in April 2020. If you require copies to display or would like to include content in future editions please email info@theshiftnorwich.org.uk

Note from the editor: Welcome to the Autumn 2019/Winter 2020 edition of Music in Norwich. Many of our regular members are included in this edition but we are also welcoming some new events and organisations as the publication broadens out to include Norfolk as well as Norwich and also other kinds of performance and multi-arts festivals. There are some great concerts early on in the season: Raynham Recitals have a weekend of baroque at Raynham Hall on 7/8 September with the charismatic Rachel Podger.

Norwich Pops Orchestra has its regular New Year's Day concert - a great way to start the year with light and popular music that the whole family can enjoy – page 22. Sistema in Norwich celebrates 10 years of transforming young lives through music in October with a concert at UEA LCR and Sistema Voices in December – page 55. Keswick Hall Choir starts its season in November with Americana 2 exploring North American choral music – pages18/19. Mozart Orchestra has an Autumn Concert on 5 October with pieces by Ravel, Smetana and Rimsky-Korsakov – page 20.

Academy of St Thomas has a concert of English and American music on 14 September performing with celebrated soprano Catherine May – pages 8/9.

The Norfolk County Music Festival celebrates an amazing 95 years in March 2020 but there are also concerts leading up to the main festival, with former music festival players returning to their home turf, including a Gala concert in November to raise funds for the 2020 festival and workshops – pages 26-28.

Oak Circus Centre has a weekend of professional development and performances on 20-22 September and a Christmas show at Norwich Playhouse which will entertain the whole family.

Norwich Baroque partners with Norwich Cathedral to bring some regular favourites such as St Matthew Passion at Easter. Britten Sinfonia is also playing St Matthew Passion – page 15.

4/5/6 October is the up-and-coming bienniale festival Love: Handel, a celebration of Handel's music played by the Brook Street Band and guests plus workshops, talks and more at the Chapel in Park Lane and URC - see page 16.

Norwich Phil continues to play regular high-calibre concerts celebrating anniversaries of both Berlioz and Beethoven and building up to the epic Mahler's Symphony No 3 as part of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival in May 2020.

The Assembly House continues its lunchtime series in the glorious Georgian music room, regular doses of refreshment with new and exciting chamber groups coming to Norwich.

Of course, there are many more concerts and recitals - enjoy exploring the booklet and don't forget to sign up to the blog and Twitter/Facebook accounts for updates.

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Academy of St Thomas


Academy of St Thomas 2019, photo Matthew Usher

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

Academy of St Thomas

The Academy of St Thomas was founded in 1973 and has been promoting high calibre concerts in the region ever since. The players of the Academy are drawn from professional musicians and peripatetic teachers who donate their talents in order to play in a high-standard orchestra. Concerts have been acclaimed for their high professional standards and exhilarating performances under the direction of conductor Christopher Adey, who, after 33 years, gave his last concert with the orchestra in March 2018.

Matthew Andrews


Catherine May

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.


Beethoven Piano Concerto No.1 Tchaikovsky Music from Swan Lake Piers Lane piano Benjamin Pope conductor The AST completes its season with a treat for Norwich concertgoers when the internationally renowned pianist Piers Lane returns to Norwich and joins the orchestra to perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.1

Simos Papanos violin Benjamin Pope conductor The AST begins its 47th season by welcoming back conductor Benjamin Pope.

Piers Lane, photo Eric Richmond

Greek violinist Simos Papanos will perform the Violin Concerto No 3 by the French composer Camille Saint-Saëns. Sponsored by Hilary & Lewis Jarrett

Sponsored by Hilary & Lewis Jarrett

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Academy of St Thomas

Conductor Benjamin Pope will then take us through a selection of music from Tchaikovsky’s magical ballet Swan Lake.

Benjamin Pope


Saturday 7 March 2020, 7.30pm St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No 3 Dvorák Symphony No 6

Saturday 12 October 2019, 7.30pm St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich


Opportunity for young musicians

NORFOLK YOUNG MUSICIAN 2020 Sunday 12th January 2020 John Innes Centre, Colney, Norwich

Three Cash Prizes - £200 £150 £100

supported by the Assembly House Trust, plus Badminton Prize - £150 for most promising young string player Mrs E Sturgeon Prize - £150 for most promising young pianist Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music Prize - £150 for most promising wind player Jane Roberson Prize - £150 for voice Closing date for applications Friday 6th December 2019 For details and application forms email astsally215@gmail.com or www.academyofstthomas/trust e Michael Badminton Young Musicians Trust was established in 1998 by Michael Badminton to support talented young string players in Norfolk. Since his death in August 1999 the Trust has supported a number of young players with help with tuition costs, loans of instruments and assistance to attend courses both here and abroad. For details of the Trust, please contact Jonathan Wortley at jonathan.wortley@howespercival.com

Concerts Thursday 12 September 2019, 1pm LISA CASSIDY soprano & SOMI KIM piano Works by Poulenc, Britten, Debussy, and Bernstein. Thursday 3 October 2019, 1pm FITZWILLIAM QUARTET Works by Bach, Shostakovich, Beethoven Thursday 31 October 2019, 1pm ANNA FEDEROVA piano Works by Takemitsu, Liszt, Scriabin, Tchaikovsky-Pletnev

Assembly House Classical, now in its second year, presents a series of lunchtime classical concerts in the stunning Assembly House Music Room, showcasing some of the best up-and-coming UK-based solo musicians and chamber groups. Music Room, The Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RQ www.assemblyhouseclassical.co.uk Supported by The Assembly House Trust

Thursday 12 December 2019, 1pm LAUREN ZHANG piano BBC Young Musician Winner Works by Schubert, Rachmaninov

Above Maxim Calver Below Lauren Zhang

All concerts booking link and programme details: http://assemblyhouseclassical.eventbrite.com/ Email: info@assemblyhouseclassical.co.uk

Assembly House Classical

Throughout the years, the beautiful Georgian Assembly House has played host to a wide range of art exhibitions, live concerts, lectures, and other activities.

Thursday 14 November, 1pm MAXIM CALVER cello GORKA PLADA GIRON piano BBC Young Musician Finalist Works by J.S. Bach, S. Rachmaninov


Assembly House Classical


Britten Sinfonia


AT LUNCH ONE WITH MAHAN ESFAHANI Mahan Esfahani harpsichord Thomas Hancox flute, Peter Facer oboe, Joy Farrall clarinet, Thomas Gould violin, Caroline Dearnley cello

Mahan Esfahani

CPE Bach Quartet in A minor De Falla Harpsichord Concerto Laurence Osborn This Isn’t Me I’m Not Mechanical (world premiere tour) Strauss Suite from Capriccio Celebrated harpsichordist and regular collaborator with Britten Sinfonia, Mahan Esfahani joins principal players in the first concert of Britten Sinfonia’s annual At Lunch series. The centrepiece of the concert is Manuel de Falla’s seminal but rarely heard Concerto for Harpsichord accompanied by flute, oboe, violin, cello and clarinet; and the performance also features a scoring of Richard Strauss’s suite from Capriccio for violin, cello and harpsichord. A new work by Laurence Osborn for the same instrumentation as the De Falla will also receive its world premiere. Tickets: £10 (£3 students and under 26s)

Britten Sinfonia

Just over 25 years ago, Britten Sinfonia was established as a bold re-imagining of the conventional image of a chamber orchestra. A flexible ensemble of some of the UK’s leading soloists and chamber musicians came together with a unique vision: to collapse the boundaries between old and new music, to collaborate with composers, performers and guest artists across artforms and genres; and to create involving, intelligent music events that both audiences and performers experience with an unusual intensity.


Friday 4 October 2019, 1pm St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich


Friday 25 October 2019, 7.30pm Theatre Royal Norwich EIGHT SEASONS Thomas Gould director/violin Britten Sinfonia Vivaldi The Four Seasons Piazzolla The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

In Conversation, 6.30pm (free to ticket holders) Dr Kate Kennedy leads a pre-concert talk introducing this evening’s programme. Tickets: £10-36 (£6 students and under 26s)

J S Bach Keyboard Concerto in F minor Robin Haigh New work (world premiere) Mozart Piano Concerto No. 9 K. 271, Le Jeunehomme J S Bach arr. Sitkovetsky Goldberg Variations Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor directs Britten Sinfonia in Bach and Mozart from the keyboard in this eclectic and illuminating programme of music spanning almost 300 years. Thomas Gould leads the orchestra in Sitkovesky’s orchestration of Bach’s iconic Goldberg Variations; and also directs a new composition, supported by the William Alwyn Foundation, by one of the most exciting young British composers of his generation, Robin Haigh, who won a British Composer Award aged 24. In Conversation, 6.30pm (free to ticket holders) Dr Kate Kennedy leads a pre-concert talk introducing this evening’s programme. £10-35 (£6 students and under 26s)

Britten Sinfonia

A dazzling evening of Baroque music that grooves and Argentinian tangos flushed with 18th-century flair: Britten Sinfonia and Thomas Gould offer an effervescent concert that juxtaposes Vivaldi’s radiant Le Quattro Stagioni (The Four Seasons) with Astor Piazzolla’s sultry Las cuatro estaciones porteñas (The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires).

Benjamin Grosvenor

Britten Sinfonia


Thomas Gould

Tuesday 12 November 2019, 7.30pm St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich BENJAMIN GROSVENOR & THOMAS GOULD Benjamin Grosvenor director/piano Thomas Gould director/violin


Britten Sinfonia Voices Freya Waley-Cohen Friday 24 January 2020, 1pm St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich AT LUNCH TWO WITH FREYA WALEY-COHEN Katie Bray mezzo-soprano Members of Britten Sinfonia

A performance featuring music by the award-winning young composer Freya Waley-Cohen, including her arrangement of Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder, settings of five emotive poems by the influential German Romantic author whose poetry was a huge influence on Mahler’s composition. The concert also features a new chamber piece for mezzo-soprano and chamber ensemble, receiving its world premiere in this series of concerts. Tickets: £10 (£3 students and under 26s)

Ian Bostridge

Britten Sinfonia Britten Curlew River (concert performance) Inspired by Japanese Noh theatre, Benjamin Britten’s church parable is a once heard, never forgotten work. Ian Bostridge heads a starry cast alongside Britten Sinfonia Voices and musicians. In Conversation, 6.30pm (free to ticket holders) Dr Kate Kennedy leads a pre-concert talk introducing this evening’s programme. £10-35 (£6 students and under 26s)

Britten Sinfonia

Mahler arr. Freya Waley-Cohen Rückert-Lieder Freya Waley-Cohen New work (world premiere tour)

Eamonn Dougan Britten Sinfonia Voices director Martin Fitzpatrick director


Friday 27 March 2020 7.30pm St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich CURLEW RIVER Ian Bostridge, Madwoman Ashley Riches, Ferryman Neal Davies, Traveller



Thursday 9 April 2020 (Maundy Thursday), 7pm St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich ST MATTHEW PASSION Jacqueline Shave director/violin Nicholas Mulroy Evangelist Roderick Williams Christus Lucy Crowe soprano Tim Mead countertenor Britten Sinfonia Voices Eamonn Dougan Britten Sinfonia Voices director Britten Sinfonia Nicholas Mulroy

J S Bach St Matthew Passion

This performance features a stellar cast led by Nicholas Mulroy, alongside the incomparable Roderick Williams as Christus. Jacqueline Shave directs Britten Sinfonia and the orchestra’s acclaimed professional vocal ensemble, Britten Sinfonia Voices, from the violin. £10-40 (£6 students and under 26s)

Roderick Williams

All of Britten Sinfonia’s performances in Norwich can be booked via the Theatre Royal box office, in person or via 01603 630000 or online at www.brittensinfonia.com

Britten Sinfonia

Bach’s St Matthew Passion is one of the towering masterpieces of Western art. Moments of deep introspection combine with jubilant choruses and exquisite arias to create a work that is both uplifting and profoundly moving.


Friday 4 October at The Chapel • 2-5pm Vocal Masterclass with Dame Emma Kirkby : £5 • 7.30-9.30pm Concert and Talk : Friends, Foes and Fellow-Musicians : The Chapel : £15 Saturday 5 October at The Chapel & Princes Street URC • 10.30-11.30am Family-friendly Concert : The Chapel : Free • 1-2pm Concert : From Leipzig to London : The Chapel : £15 • 2.30-3.45pm Interactive Talk by Benjamin Hebbert : Every Instrument Tells a Story : The Chapel : £5 • 7.30-9.30pm Concert : The Concerto Story : Princes St : £20 Sunday 6 October at The Chapel & Princes Street URC • 10.30-11.30pm Coffee Concert : Kaffeehaus Culture : The Chapel : £15 inc coffee • 12.45-2pm Illustrated Concert : Halle, Hanover & Hamburg The Chapel : £15 • 4.30-5.30pm Talk Dr David Vickers : Handel & His Patrons Princes Street URC : £5 • 6-8pm Festival Finale Concert : Handel's Acis and Galatea : Princes Street URC : £20 Venues: The Chapel 64 Park Lane, Norwich NR2 3EF United Reformed Church, Princes Street, Norwich NR3 1AZ For a full festival programme, passes and booking details, see www.brookstreetband.co.uk/love-handel-2019

The Brook Street Band

The Brook Street Band (formed in 1996 by baroque cellist Tatty Theo) is named after the London street where Handel lived and worked. It is now recognised amongst the UK’s leading period instrument ensembles, winning awards, and accolades for recordings and broadcasts from Radio 3, Classic FM and Gramophone Magazine. The Band’s most recent CD 'Handel Sonatas for Violin and Basso Continuo' was shortlisted in the category for chamber music/small ensemble at the Grammy Awards. The Brook Street Band relishes its Norfolk connections, with frequent concerts and education projects in the region. The Band founded the highly successful biennial festival love: Handel, which combines concerts with an education programme for young people.

love: Handel Friday 4 to Sunday 6 October BAROQUE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019 www.brookstreetband.co.uk

The Brook Street Band photo Dan Bridge

The Brook Street Band


The Garage Norwich

Cost: £118.50 per 12 week term. Autumn term starts 18 September 2019. Spring term starts 8 January 2020. Bookings: 01603 283382

Watch Thursday 24 October 7.30pm & Friday 25 October, 2.30pm & 7.30pm Age: 8+ WILD BOY Wild Boy is the incredible, true, moving story of a feral child found in the woods of Hanover, Germany, in 1726. This production tells Peter’s story with luscious live music, movement, puppetry and magic, and questions what it means to be human. Cost: £12/£8 concs./£32 Family ticket Bookings: 01603 283382 / thegarage.org.uk

The Garage Norwich

Visit the website for the full programme: www.thegarage.org.uk Box Office: 01603 283382 / thegarage.org.uk The Garage, 14 Chapel Field North, Norwich, NR2 1NY

Wednesdays, 1.30-3pm Age: 50+ SINGING A relaxed and friendly vocal ensemble class open to all levels and abilities. Come and join us as we explore the a capella repertoire from early music to modern classics, and develop your voice, vocal range and musicality, all while enjoying wonderful music. This class is led by Andrés Hernández-Salazar.


The Garage is a hub for performing arts; a creative space to learn, experience and create. The Garage’s regular class programme includes daytime classes for adults including Theatre, Singing and Seated Pilates. This is alongside the popular ever-expanding dance, fitness, music and theatre class programme for children and adults of all abilities. It also presents small-scale performances in its intimate 113 seat theatre, featuring local and national productions in theatre, dance and music.

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Keswick Hall Choir

Saturday 30 November 2019, 7.30pm The Church of St Peter Mancroft, Norwich AMERICANA 2 Exploring North American choral music

Aaron Copland

Christopher Duarte director 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 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.

Keswick Hall Choir

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


Keswick Hall Choir was originally established by the late Geoffrey Laycock in 1970, an amalgamation of the Choral Society and Madrigal Choir of Keswick Hall College of Education; its membership then comprised students, former students, staff and friends. Following the college’s absorption into the University of East Anglia in 1981, the choir developed an independent existence. Whilst the name and one or two of the original members remain, successive years have seen the choir attracting the most accomplished and experienced amateur choral singers in the area, and receiving critical acclaim for performances of challenging repertoire spanning five centuries.



Saturday 25 April 2020, 7.30pm The Church of St Peter Mancroft, Norwich

Chris Duarte and David Dunnett

Arvo Pärt

Organ solos by Leoš Janácek and Petr Eben David Dunnett organ Christopher Duarte director Two settings of The Beatitudes are juxtaposed with two beautiful works for Lent and Holy Week and David Dunnett will explore the tonal range of the Willis organ in works by two Czech masters.

Our final programme of the season explores re-workings, elaborations and re-imaginings. New pieces out of old (Barton, Chilcott & Williams), John Sheppard's re-working of his own music and John Tavener's iconic setting of the evening canticles are set alongside works for viol consort. Tickets from St George’s Music Shop 01603 626414 and www.ticketsource.co.uk/keswickhallchoir Further details at www.keswickhallchoir.org.uk http://www.facebook.com/keswickhallchoir http://twitter.com/@keswickchoir

Keswick Hall Choir

Saturday 29 February 2020, 7.30pm United Reformed Church, Princes Street, Norwich THE BEATITUDES Cecilia McDowall Ash Wednesday Alissa Firsova Stabat Mater Arvo Pärt The Beatitudes Carl Rütti Sermon on the Mount

William Byrd

Nicholas Barton Semper Dowland (First performance) William Byrd Ave verum corpus Bob Chilcott Silver swan John Dowland Flow my tears & Can she excuse Orlando Gibbons The silver swan Henry Purcell arr. Gavin Bryars Dido's lament John Sheppard Libera nos I & II John Tavener Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis 'Collegium Regale' Roderick Williams Ave verum corpus re-imagined Music for Viol Consort


TRANSFORMATIONS The Fishergate Viols Christopher Duarte director


Assembly House Mozart Orchestra


Saturday 5 October 2019, 7.30pm St Andrews Hall, Norwich AUTUMN CONCERT Smetana Vltava 'Má Vlast' Ravel Mother Goose (Ma mère l’Oye) Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin

Further details about Mozart Orchestra and the forthcoming concert programme can be found on the website at www.mozartorchestra.org.uk Facebook: www.facebook.com/mozartorchestra

Conductor Tadeusz Kaznowski Leader Fiona Hutchins Conducted by our Resident Conductor Tadeusz Kaznowski, the Mozart Orchestra offers a dazzling and colourful concert of music to close its 2019 season! Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherazade, considered to be Rimsky Korsakov’s most popular work combining features typical of Russian music and Smetana’s Vltava one of the most widely performed symphonic poems which describes the course of the river Vltava starting from two small springs to the unification of both streams into a single current.

Mozart Orchestra

Founded in 1961, the Mozart Orchestra has established itself as one of the leading orchestras in the local area, giving up to four concerts from May to October, usually three in Norwich and one further afield in East Anglia. The orchestra explores a wide-ranging repertoire and showcases both locally and nationally renowned soloists.


Details of the 2020 season will be available on the Mozart Orchestra website



Finally, the programme is completed by the inclusion of two popular pieces by Ravel – the first being Mother Goose, a five piece suite, and the second Le Tombeau de Couperin originally a suite for solo piano of which Ravel orchestrated four movements in 1919. Tickets £12 & £17, children/students £8 (reserved tickets available) Tickets from St George's Music Shop, St George's Street, Norwich Tel: 01603 626414, online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/mozartorchestra

Advance date for your diary:

This concert will include works by Elgar, Dvorák and Enescu. More details in the next edition of Music in Norwich available in May, or from the Mozart Orchestra website as details are confirmed.

Mozart Orchestra

Saturday 13 June 2020 Opening concert of the 2020 season at St Peter Mancroft Church.


If you already know about Norwich Pops Orchestra, please continue to support us and spread the word to your friends and family. If you don't, please give us a try at one of these concerts. Chances are, you will have a great afternoon out!


Usually numbering 45-50 players, the orchestra prides itself on a varied and accessible mix of repertoire including film scores, West End musicals, Strauss waltzes & polkas, classical favourites, British Light Music and much more. We have staged several children's concerts and a conducting competition, initiated educational work in our local community and supported young professional players. Most importantly, we have presented informal and relaxed high quality entertainment for our audiences wherever we have performed.

Our ever-popular concert of waltzes, overtures and traditional Viennese favourites. Tickets: £5 (under 16s), £10 (side aisles), £13 (stalls), £15 (west gallery)

Tickets for all concerts are available from St. George’s Music Shop, 17-19 St George’s Street, Norwich Tel. 01603 626414 or Ticketsource via www.norwichpopsorchestra.co.uk

Norwich Pops Orchestra

Since its formation in 2003 the Norwich Pops Orchestra has established itself as the leading large traditional symphony orchestra in East Anglia.

Wednesday 1 January 2020, 3pm St Andrew's Hall, St Andrew's Plain Norwich NEW YEAR'S DAY CONCERT Norwich Pops Orchestra Mark Sharp musical director


Norwich Pops Orchestra


deserves an opportunity to shine

Norwich Cathedral







Norfolk Centre for Young Musicians

Young musicians can take individual lessons and are encouraged to work in ensembles with professional musicians developing high levels of performance, musicianship and composition. NCYM offers a full curriculum for students aged 8-18, including over 25 ensembles, the Norfolk Intermediate Youth Orchestra, choirs from beginner to advanced and a Prelude String programme for beginners. NCYM is committed to offering excellence in achievement as well as access for all, and students benefit from the skills gained in the vibrant, inclusive and stimulating environment that NCYM provides.

NCYM meets every Saturday during term time from 9am–1.30pm at The Arc, City of Norwich School.

For further information please visit www.ncym.co.uk or contact jrickard@cym.org.uk Tel: 07786 122374

www.ncym.co.uk Norfolk Centre for Young Musicians

Norfolk Centre for Young Musicians is a division of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and offers places on the Guildhall Young Artists scheme with bursaries available for students to progress from primary education right through to higher education. NCYM is supported by Norfolk Music Hub.


Norfolk County Youth Orchestra

More than half of NCYO also attend the Norfolk Centre for Young Musicians (NCYM) which is a division of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and players are tutored by professional musicians and conductors. Friday 25 October 2019, 7.30pm (doors 7pm) OPEN, 20 Bank Plain, Norwich NR2 4SF

NCYO is a full symphony orchestra, performing three concerts each year. The Orchestra is made up of young players aged from 11 to 21 – all talented musicians from Norfolk schools. In 2018 the Orchestra took up residence within the OPEN Youth Trust, offering players access to all the facilities that Open offers young people.

Programme to be confirmed, please check Music in Norwich or Open websites for updates and full details.

The orchestra has 6 day-rehearsals each year and residential courses in October and April. NCYO gives both full orchestral concerts and performances by smaller chamber music ensembles.

Tickets: £10, £6 concessions + booking fee, students free Bookings through Open box office by telephone or in person on 01603 763111 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm. Online https://opennorwich.org.uk For more information about the orchestra and to come along for a free trial please go to https://opennorwich. org.uk/youth-activities/norfolk-county-youth-orchestra

Norfolk County Youth Orchestra

NCYO Concerts at OPEN Norfolk County Youth Orchestra has provided musical opportunities for young people since 1959.


Open, Bank Plain, Norwich


Norfolk County Music Festival

Main Festival Monday 2 to Friday 13 March 2020 Registration for the 2020 Festival will open at the end of September and close on 16 December 2019 - see website.

2020 is our 95th year and we are expanding what we do with the launch of a Recitals Programme and a Concert of Young Musicians who played in NCMF in their youth. We are delighted to announce that Norfolk-born violinist Hannah Perowne, recently back from Berlin, will be adjudicating our 2020 violin classes.

ÂŁ9 adults, ÂŁ5 students, under 18s free. Pay on the door.

Contact us for further details email: info@norfolkmusic.org.uk web: norfolkmusic.org.uk www.facebook.com/NCMFestival Twitter @NCMFestival

Norfolk County Music Festival

Norfolk County Music Festival (NCMF) is a charity that supports amateur musicians and singers on their musical journeys. If you sing, play strings, woodwind, brass, guitar or keyboards or almost any other instrument whether solo or in a duet, group or orchestra there is a place for you in the festival, whatever your age.


Sunday 3 November 2019, 3pm Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich NORFOLK COUNTY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019 GALA CONCERT We have invited a handful of performers from the 2019 Festival to play or sing in our Gala Concert. A varied programme featuring some of the best performances from all ages and classes, raising funds for the 2020 Festival.


Sioned Williams

£15 (or £8 students, under 18s free).

£8 (or £5 students, under 18s free).

Early booking advised. Ticket price includes a glass of wine (or a non-alcoholic drink). £20 (or £12 students, under 18s free).

Hannah Perowne



Saturday 28 March 2020, 7.30pm Assembly House, Norwich JAMES KIRBY, piano Tchaikovsky Six pieces from The Seasons Beethoven Sonata in E Op.109 Mussorgsky Pictures from an Exhibition James Kirby Honorary Professor at the Rachmaninov Institute, Russia, James Kirby will be playing in aid of NCMF’s Sounds of the City, Sounds of the Sea project, helping children from less advantaged areas of London and Norfolk. £15 (or £8 for students, under 18s free). Tickets available from St George’s Music Shop or from ticketsource.co.uk/ncmf (plus small booking fee).

Norfolk County Music Festival

Thursday 5 March 2020, time tbc Central Baptist Church, Duke Street, Norwich FROM BACH TO THE BEATLES WITH CARLOS BONELL Performances from young guitar players followed by a 45 minute recital by acclaimed classical guitarist Carlos Bonell, whose latest album Magical Mystery Guitar Tour, inspired by his association with Sir Paul McCartney, went to number one in the UK iTunes classical album charts.

Saturday 14 March 2020, 7.30pm Assembly House, Norwich HANNAH PEROWNE, violin To celebrate our 95th birthday violinist Hannah Perowne, who played in the County Music festival in her youth, will be returning to play a virtuosic programme which puts the violin centre stage.


Monday 2 March 2020, 7.30pm Central Baptist Church, Duke Street, Norwich SIONED WILLIAMS, harp Former Principal Harpist of the BBC Symphony Orchestra presents ‘A spiral of discovery and adventure’ performing music from her childhood to the present day combined with audio-visual illustrations, spoken word, and an exhibition of photos and memorabilia.


NCMF Workshops Suitable for grade 5+ players

To open the 2020 Festival we have an exciting evening of performers who played in NCMF as children. Programme details tbc.

Our friendly and supportive workshops are a chance to develop your technique and musicianship. Saturday 7 March, daytime, venue and time tbc STRINGS WORKSHOP – HANNAH PEROWNE Ticket: £15 Annabella Vesela Ellis

£13.50, £8 students, free for under 18s. Tickets available from St George’s Music Shop or from ticketsource.co.uk/ncmf (a small booking fee may be charged).

Registration opens end September at norfolkmusic.org.uk For more details email: info@norfolkmusic.org.uk

Saturday 28 March 2020, 2.30pm Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich NORFOLK COUNTY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2020 FINALE CONCERT A celebration of the best performances from the 2020 County Music Festival in grand finale concert. £9 adults, £5 students, under 18s free. Pay on the door.

Norfolk County Music Festival

Supported by NCMF Alumni Scheme.

Thursday 12 March, evening (time tbc) Central Baptist Church, Duke Street, Norwich CELLO WORKSHOP - STEVE COLLISSON Ticket: £15


Saturday 29 February 2020, 7.30pm Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich CONCERT OF YOUNG MUSICIANS Annabella Vesela Ellis mezzo-soprano

NCMF is supported by Norfolk Music Hub and the Assembly House Trust




deserves an opportunity to shine


Norfolk Music Hub


Concert Director Sophie Rosa An evening of exquisite entertainment and awe-inspiring music performed by 20 piece orchestra Sinfonia Viva.

An exciting programme with a folk twist, the concert features a fantastic assortment of music from a diverse range of composers - plus the orchestra will be joined by local six piece band, The Occasional Ceilidh Band.

Tickets: £12 in advance / £15 on the door Free for under 18s. Available in person from the butcher's shop in Ludham Telephone 01692 678226 or at sinfoniaviva.co.uk.

The orchestra will be hosting an open rehearsal to pupils from Ludham Primary School ahead of the concert, enabling them to experience live orchestral music. This concert is promoted through a partnership between North Norfolk District Council, Orchestras Live, Sinfonia Viva, Norfolk Music Hub and St Catherine’s Church, Ludham.

Norfolk Music Hub

Enjoy the larger than life sound of a live orchestra, Sinfonia Viva, in the stunning surroundings of St Catherine's Church, Ludham, Norfolk NR29 5QA.


Friday 11 October 2019, 7.30pm St Catherine's Church, Ludham, SINFONIA VIVA Haydn Symphony No.59 ‘Fire’ Fanny Mendelssohn String Quartet in Eb Bartók Romanian Folk Dances Saint-George Allegro from Symphony No.1 Mozart Symphony No.29


WHAT WE DO We work with groups of organisations – such as local authorities, schools, other hubs, art organisations, community organisations, and partners – to respond to local need and provide a wide range of music education projects, events and activities in and outside of school, such as: • Instrumental Teaching & Whole Class Ensemble Teaching

WHAT IS NORFOLK MUSIC HUB? Norfolk Music Hub is a partnership of organisations and schools which engage with Norfolk’s children and young people in music making. These organisations share what they do, communicate with each other and are committed to the highest quality of music education for children and young people.


Music HUB

• Ensembles and bands • Instrument hire • Performance opportunities • Large-scale singing projects • Digital music making • Continuing Professional Development events


For full details visit www.norwichchambermusic.co.uk Book online at www.norwichchambermusic.co.uk St George’s Music Shop, 17-19 St Georges St, Norwich NR3 1AB in person or by telephone on 01603 626414. Norfolk & Norwich Music Club Reg Charity No 278446

Saturday 21 September 2019, 7.30pm ERIC LU : PIANO Eric Lu, 1st Prize Winner Leeds International Piano Competition 2018. Schumann Ghost Variations Brahms Intermezzo No.1, Op.117 Brahms 6 Piano Pieces Op.118 Chopin 24 Preludes Op.28 At the age of 20, Eric Lu was the acclaimed 1st prize winner of last year’s Leeds International Piano Competition. His intriguing programme here takes its point of departure from Schumann’s last composition, based on a theme he believed had been dictated to him by the spirits of Schubert and Mendelssohn. The first of Brahms’s late Intermezzos Op.117 seems to lay Schumann gently to rest; while Chopin’s 24 Preludes make their way through all the major and minor keys with kaleidoscopic shifts of mood.

Eric Lu

Norfolk Norfolk&Contemporary Norwich Chamber Art Society Music

The John Innes Centre is a modern 300 seat concert hall, well suited to chamber music and plenty of free parking. It is located in the Norwich Research Park, on the west side of the city close to the University and NHS Trust Hospital - see page 62 for address details. All concerts are open to the public.



Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music at the John Innes Centre


Mozart’s K.563 Divertimento is the greatest and most perfect of all works in the comparatively slender repertoire for string trio. On a less exalted plane, but equally enjoyable, are Schubert’s early single-movement trio D.471, and Dohnányi’s brilliantly inventive Serenade – a piece once made famous by Heifetz, Primrose and Piatigorsky. Pre-concert talk by Misha Donat 6.15pm

Miklos Perényi’s fellow-Hungarian and frequent musical partner András Schiff has hailed him as the greatest cellist in the world. Here, he plays two of the unaccompanied suites by Bach, as well as one of the three suites of Benjamin Britten. The two-movement

Zoltán Féjervári

Saturday 2 November 2019, 7.30pm ZOLTÁN FÉJERVÁRI : PIANO Janáçek Sonata 1.X.1905 Schubert Three Pieces, D.946 Janáçek In the Mists Chopin Sonata in B flat minor, Op.35 The sensitivity and musicianship of Zoltán Féjervári’s playing have been praised by no lesser fellow-pianists than András Schiff and Mitsuko Uchida, and they have done much to nurture his career. In this programme the swirling mists of Janáçek’s piano writing meet their counterpart in the nebulous finale of Chopin’s famous ‘Funeral March’ sonata.

Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music

Sunday 13 October 2019, 3pm MIKLOS PERÉNYI : CELLO Bach Suite No.2 in D minor, BWV 1008 Britten Suite No.2, Op.80 Kurtág Signs, Games & Messages (extracts) Ligeti Sonata (1948-53) Bach Suite No.4 in E flat, BWV 1010

sonata by Ligeti was written before his emigration from Hungary in 1956, while of more recent vintage are the highly concentrated pieces by his now 93-year-old compatriot György Kurtág.


Saturday 5 October 2019, 7.30pm LENDVAI STRING TRIO Schubert Trio in B flat, D.471 Dohnányi Serenade, Op.10 Mozart Divertimento in E flat, K.563


Saturday 7 December 2019, 7.30pm CASTALIAN QUARTET Janaçek Quartet No.1 (‘Kreutzer Sonata’) Haydn Quartet in F, Op.77 No.2 Dvorák Quartet in A flat, Op.105

DANIEL HEIDE : PIANO Mahler Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht; Ging heut morgen übers Feld; Ich hab’ ein glühend Messer; Die zwei blauen Augen Schubert An den Mond (D.259); Im Frühling; Der Schiffer (D.536); Abendstern; Des Fischers Liebesglück; Der Musensohn; Sei mir gegrüßt; Du bist die Ruh; Dass sie hier gewesen Photos above André Schuen, Below Daniel Heide

Andrè Schuen, one of today’s outstanding young baritones, took leading roles in all three of the Mozart/ Da Ponte operas under Nikolaus Harnoncourt, and gave highly successful performances of Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin and Schwanengesang at the prestigious Schubertiade in Schwartzenberg. In this programme, Schubert and Mahler meet their common ground in settings of the poet Friedrich Rückert. Pre-concert talk by Richard Wigmore 6.15pm.

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Mahler Liebst du um Schönheit; Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder!; Ich atmet‘ einen linden Duft; Um Mitternacht; Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen

The Castalian Quartet have already built up an enviable reputation for their witty and insightful performances of Haydn. Here, they play the composer’s last completed string quartet, as well as the last quartet of Dvorák, with its irresistibly lively ‘furiant’ second movement. Janáçek’s Kreutzer Sonata quartet was inspired not by Beethoven’s famous violin sonata, but by Tolstoy’s novella of the same name.


Saturday 21 November 2019, 7.30pm



Nicholas Daniel

James Ehnes

Andrew Armstrong

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 February 2020 BEETHOVEN VIOLIN SONATAS James Ehnes violin Andrew Armstrong piano

Programme 2 Sunday 16 February 3pm Sonata in G, Op.30 No.3 Sonata in A, Op.47 (‘Kreutzer’) Sonata in G, Op.96 James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong complete the cycle of Beethoven’s violin sonatas which they began last season. Among the famous works in these two concerts are the lyrical ‘Spring’ Sonata Op.24, the dramatic Sonata in C minor Op.30 No.2, and the ‘Kreutzer’ Sonata Op.47.

Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music

Programme 1 Saturday 15 February 7.30pm Sonata in F, Op.24 (‘Spring’) Sonata in A, Op.30 No.1 Sonata in C minor, Op.30 No.2


Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 January 2020 NICHOLAS DANIEL & FRIENDS Saturday 7.30pm Robert Schumann 3 Romances, Op.94 Poulenc Trio for oboe, bassoon & piano Alexander Goehr ‘Waiting’ (NNCM commission, world premiere) Clara Schumann 3 Romances, Op.22 Helen Grime Five North Eastern Sketches Mozart Quintet for piano & winds, K.452 Pre-concert discussion with Alexander Goehr 6.30pm Sunday 11am Masterclass with Nicholas Daniel and selected oboe students. Free admission. Sunday 3pm Huw Watkins 2 Romances for oboe and piano. Schumann (arr. Kirchner). 6 Pieces in Canonic Form Britten Phantasy for oboe & strings, Op.2 Helen Grime Oboe Quartet Mozart Adagio for cor anglais & strings, K.580a (completed by Nicholas Daniel) Mozart Oboe Quartet in F, K.370 Nicholas Daniel’s weekend of concerts contrasts a programme of music for piano and winds with one for oboe and strings. Saturday evening’s concert includes the premiere of a new piece by Alexander Goehr commissioned for the occasion by NNCM. On Sunday in a new departure, concert-goers have an opportunity to sit in on a masterclass with Nicholas Daniel coaching local oboe students.


A welcome return visit to Norwich by the internationally renowned Mitsuko Uchida. Beethoven’s ‘Diabelli’ Variations form the crown of his output for solo piano – a summing up of a lifetime’s experience in an astonishingly witty and inventive series of variations that spin a seemingly trivial theme into a large-scale work lasting little short of an hour. Pre-concert talk by Misha Donat 6.15pm.

The Brentano Quartet, one of America’s leading string quartets, offer a programme centred around Beethoven’s late quartet Op.132, with its famous ‘Holy Song of Thanksgiving’. Mendelssohn’s miraculously youthful Op.13 quartet was composed hard on the heels of Beethoven’s and although plainly influenced by it, is a highly original piece in its own right.

Saturday 18 April 2020, 7.30pm TRIO WANDERER Elliott Carter Twelve Epigrams Schumann Piano Trio in D minor, Op.63 Schubert Piano Trio in E flat, D.929 The long-established Trio Wanderer from France end their concert in appropriate fashion with one of the peaks of the repertoire - the second of the two great piano trios Schubert composed towards the end of his tragically short life. Also a late piece is Schumann’s impassioned Trio Op.63, while Elliott Carter’s glittering ‘Twelve Epigrams’ was his last composition – written at the age of 104. All concerts are at the John Innes Conference Centre, Norwich Research Park, Colney Lane, Norwich NR4 7UH Tel: 01603 505974. Tickets may be bought online from our website: www.norwichchambermusic.co.uk/tickets or from St George’s Music Shop, 17-19 St Georges St, Norwich NR3 1AB in person or by telephone on 01603 626414. Subject to availability, tickets will be sold on the door.

Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music

Sunday 22 March 2020, 3pm BRENTANO QUARTET Mendelssohn Quartet in A, Op.13 Mario Davidovsky Quartet No.5 Beethoven Quartet in A minor, Op.132

The Argentine composer Mario Davidovsky inscribes his Fifth Quartet as being 'With thanks to Opus 132'. Pre-concert discussion with the artists 2pm.


Saturday 29 February 2020, 7.30pm MITSUKO UCHIDA : PIANO Mozart Sonata in F, K533/494 Beethoven 33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli, Op.120


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20-22 September 2019 Oak Circus Centre, Oak Street, Norwich FLY HIGH CONVENTION 3 days of aerial and other circus workshops, impressive line up of international coaches, plus a final cabaret show. Tickets: £75 for three days of training Saturday 21 September 2019 Oak Circus Centre, Oak Street, Norwich FLY HIGH CABARET Amazing performances by international circus artists. Tickets: £6 unreserved. More info and booking: https://theoakcircuscentre.org/fly-high-2019

The shows are a blend of high-level, dynamic circus skills with a theatrical flavour and warm humour which has audiences howling in amazement and appreciation.

Wednesday 11 December to Saturday 21 December Norwich Playhouse, St George's Street, Norwich CIRCUS CAROL - A CHRISTMAS CIRCUS STORY £15/Matinee £12 / £9.50 concs+preview/£8.50 schools (+ £1.80 per transaction to post tickets). Ages 10+

Oak Circus Centre, Oak Street

Training is delivered by resident company Lost in Translation Circus, a professional company of experienced performers and tutors who are now one of the UK’s leading contemporary circus companies. They run professional development training and classes tailored for all ages and abilities – it's never too late to run away with the circus!

Inspiring and empowering our local community through circus


The Oak Circus Centre is in Oak Street, just north of the city centre in a flint medieval church, St. Mary at Oak. It is a fully equipped circus training centre and performance venue offering both training and shows.

The Oak Circus Centre, Oak Street, Norwich NR3 3AE Tel 01603 568 634 Facebook @TheOakCircus

More info and booking: https://www.norwichplayhouse. co.uk/whats-on/detail/a-circus-carol


Circus has an enormous range of benefits both mental and physical. From improving core strength, balance, motivation and discipline to social interaction, trust and teamwork. And it's fun - come and try it!

Norwich Baroque

2020 season

Formed in 2006, Norwich Baroque specialises in fresh and vibrant period instrument performance of music by popular and less well known baroque composers; from Handel, Bach and Vivaldi to Avison, Hellendaal and Mudge.

In October we welcome back charismatic Austrian violinist Lucia Froihofer for some French music and in November we join the Cathedral Chamber choir for Handel’s epic Israel in Egypt. The year ends with our favourite way to celebrate Christmas; Messiah by Candlelight at the glorious Norwich Cathedral.

It will be a real privilege for us to join with our colleagues from the mixed choirs of Norwich Cathedral under the direction of Master of Music, Ashley Grote, for JS Bach’s awe-inspiring St Matthew Passion. In May we have Ashley Grote back again, but this time as soloist, as we take a spring-time trip out to the atmospheric Binham Priory for Handel organ concertos and some fine English string music. So much to relish! Do join us – we love it and we hope you will too. Visit the website for further Norwich Baroque information and details of the Friends' Scheme and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Norwich Baroque

2019 has been full of variety so far. We continue the year with our gala concert in Norwich Cathedral, in collaboration with our principal sponsor SG Wealth Management, which this year features ex-Norwich Cathedral choral scholar Tim Morgan.

Photo Paul Hurst

In February though we are back to indulgence with ‘Baroque Banquets’, the next in our Live Programme Notes series featuring music historian and broadcaster Dr Simon Heighes and sparkling soprano Jayne May-Sysum.


We begin 2020 in January with ‘Baroque best bits’, a sort of New Year de-tox to put a spring back in your step.


Tim Morgan

With four contrasting and dramatic arias, and the spine tingling Nisi Dominus featuring Tim, we also have a cello concerto played by the always popular Kate BennettWadsworth, and a concerto show-casing the rarely heard viola d’amore played by one of the best, Catherine Martin. We can’t wait!

Saturday 16 November 2019, 7.30pm Norwich Cathedral ISRAEL IN EGYPT Israel in Egypt is a biblical oratorio by George Frideric Handel. Most scholars believe the libretto was prepared by Charles Jennens, who also compiled the biblical texts for Handel's Messiah. It is composed entirely of selected passages from the Old Testament, mainly from Exodus and the Psalms and is scored for

Norwich Baroque

Saturday 7 September 2019, 7.30pm Norwich Cathedral VIVALDI! The SG Wealth Management Gala Concert 2019 The anticipation for this concert has been building for well over a year now. We are delighted to have young countertenor Tim Morgan, formerly a choral scholar at Norwich Cathedral, to perform this hugely varied and exciting programme by the Red Priest himself. Vivaldi is sometimes unfairly regarded as rather one dimensional; well come and let us prove how wrong this is!

LULLY AND THE FRENCH The wonderfully charismatic Austrian violinist, Lucia Froihofer, returns as guest director. A good friend of Jim O’Toole’s they share a free-spirit and folk background which flavours their interpretation and adds a dance-like quality to their playing which is truly Lucia Froihofer infectious. A big hit with the audience who heard her two years ago, it will be a joy to have her back with us, this time for some more French music, as requested in audience feedback.


Saturday 26 October 2019, 7.30pm Princes Street United Reformed Church, Norwich



Saturday 21 December 2019, 7.30pm Norwich Cathedral MESSIAH BY CANDLELIGHT Escape the commercialism and noise of the Christmas high street just for a few hours and come and enjoy the timeless beauty of Handel’s Messiah, in our majestic Cathedral which will be lit by hundreds of small candles in addition to the main candle display stands around the performers.

Saturday 11 January 2020, 7.30pm Norwich Central Baptist Church, Duke Street, Norwich BEST OF BAROQUE We are delighted to welcome back violinist John Crockatt to direct the first concert of 2020. We start the year with a much needed post-Christmas detox, and what better way to cleanse and re-invigorate your mind and soul after the stresses and excesses of the festive season than an evening of fresh, beautiful and vibrant baroque music from Corelli, Handel, Bach and Vivaldi. As John spends much of his professional life these days playing viola, we might even squeeze in the Telemann viola concerto as an extra treat!

Norwich Baroque

BOOK EARLY to ensure you get the best seats… or even a seat at all. Last year we welcomed over 700 of you!

John Crockatt


a large orchestra, including sackbutts – a first for us! We are really looking forward to this different timbre. As always, it will be a pleasure and privilege to join with our friends from the Cathedral Chamber choir and Ashley Grote for another big choral experience.


Come and join us for a feast for the ears! Lifting the lid on the delicious world of Baroque dining, including everyone’s favourite course at George I’s legendary river picnic – Handel’s Water Music. There will certainly be a chance for you to enjoy a nibble too!

Norwich Baroque is proud to be sponsored by Patron - Michael Chance CBE

Below left : Ashley Grote Below: JS Bach

Tickets for all concerts are on sale from Norwich Theatre Royal at prices ranging from £10 - £26 with children just £2. Also available online via our website www.norwichbaroque.co.uk. Tickets for the January concert will go on sale in December. The rest of 2020 will follow from January 3rd. Visit the website for further Norwich Baroque information and details of the Friends' Scheme and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Norwich Baroque

Saturday 4 April 2020, 6.30pm Norwich Cathedral JS BACH’S ST MATTHEW PASSION Bach’s St Matthew Passion is a masterpiece of epic proportions. With the mixed choirs of Norwich Cathedral under the direction of the Master of Music, Ashley Grote, we have the privilege of bringing Bach’s poignant, dramatic and awe-inspiring music alive for you. NB. note the start time, earlier than usual.

Left: Simon Heighes


Saturday 22 February 2020, 7.30pm Princes Street United Reformed Church, Norwich BAROQUE BANQUETS a Live Programme Notes Concert Another concert in our ‘live programme notes’ series, the evening is introduced by Dr Simon Heighes and will feature the beautiful voice of soprano Jayne May-Sysum.


Norwich Cathedral

Choral concerts Tel: 01603 218300 Email: music@cathedral.org.uk Website: www.cathedral.org.uk


For ticketed events, book online at www.cathedral.org.uk or via Norwich Theatre Royal (01603 630000).

Please see www.cathedral.org.uk for full details of these and other events. We look forward to welcoming you to Norwich Cathedral.

Katherine Crompton soprano Kirsty O’Neill soprano Timothy Morgan counter tenor Simon Wall tenor Edward Grint & Bradley Travis bass Ashley Grote conductor Tickets £5-£28

Conductor Ashley Grote photo Paul Hurst

Norwich Cathedral

Norwich Cathedral is home to a musical tradition that traces its roots as far back as the Cathedral’s foundation in 1096. Choral services are sung daily by the Cathedral Choirs and, on Saturdays and in holiday time, by visiting choirs. All are invited to attend Cathedral services, for which there is no admission charge and tickets are not required. The Cathedral is also a centre for an exciting programme of concerts. Some of the highlights of the forthcoming season are listed in the following pages.

Saturday 16 November 2019, 7.30pm HANDEL ISRAEL IN EGYPT Norwich Cathedral Chamber Choir Norwich Baroque


Norwich Cathedral Choir photo Paul Hurst

Doors: 6.45pm. Tickets: £5–£20 Saturday 21 December 2019, 7.30pm MESSIAH BY CANDLELIGHT Norwich Cathedral Chamber Choir Norwich Baroque

Ashley Grote conductor Norwich Cathedral Chamber Choir and an internationally acclaimed cast of soloists are joined by Norwich Baroque for their ever-popular annual performance of Handel’s much-loved oratorio. Doors: 6.45pm. Tickets: £14–£28

Saturday 4 April 2020, 6.30pm (note time) J.S. BACH ST MATTHEW PASSION Norwich Cathedral Choir Norwich Baroque Ashley Grote conductor Simon Wall Evangelist Robert Rice Christus Norwich Cathedral Choir, accompanied by Norwich Baroque, perform Bach’s great setting of the Passion story according to St Matthew.

Norwich Cathedral

Rowan Pierce soprano Timothy Morgan counter tenor Thomas Elwin tenor Ashley Riches bass

Norwich Cathedral Chamber Choir & Norwich Baroque photo Paul Hurst


Friday 13 December 2019, 7.30pm CHRISTMAS WITH NORWICH CATHEDRAL CHOIR Join the Norwich Cathedral Choir for a celebration of Christmas music both sacred and secular, with carols for choir and audience.

Doors: 5.45pm. Tickets: £5–£28 Please also see page 43


Free concerts

New Year’s Day, Wednesday 1 January 2020 recitalist tbc



26 September 2019 Kai Krakenburg, Organist, Marienkirche, Husum, Germany

Norwich boasts one of the country’s largest Cathedral 14 November 2019 organs. Come and hear it put through its paces by our Martyn Marshall, Director of Music, Cathedral organists and distinguished visiting recitalists, and Great Yarmouth Minster watch the player on a large screen!

‘MAKING MUSICIANS’ lunchtime recitals

Thursdays 1.10–1.50pm

EVENING RECITALS Wednesdays 7–8.15pm

A platform for talented young musicians, presented in association with the Norwich School

11 September 2019 Peter Wright former Director of Music, Southwark Cathedral

Thursday 3 October, Thursday 7 November, Thursday 28 November

16 October 2019 Ashley Grote Master of Music, Norwich Cathedral

Admission free, with retiring collection. No ticket required.

Norwich Cathedral

Admission to organ concerts is free with retiring collection. Further details and 2020 dates available at the website www.cathedral.org.uk


Easter Monday, 13 April 2020 recitalist tbc


Norwich Philharmonic Society


David Dunnett

Saturday 9 November 2019, 7.30pm Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra Norwich Philharmonic Chorus

With a full-size symphony orchestra and a mixed chorus of some 120 voices, the Society performs a wide repertoire of large-scale works, joined by guest soloists of the highest calibre. ‘The Phil’ performs at St. Andrew’s Hall and gives four concerts of choral and/or orchestral music each season, plus a very popular Family Christmas Concert.

Matthew Andrews, David Dunnett conductors Adam Tunnicliffe tenor

Norwich Philharmonic Society

At the heart of the city’s musical life since its formation in 1841, the Norwich Philharmonic Society celebrated its 175th Anniversary in 2016.

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


All at St Andrew’s Hall, St Andrew’s Plain, Norwich


Saturday 17 December 2019, 7.30pm

Matthew Andrews, David Dunnett conductors Zoe Beyers

Saturday 7 December 2019, 7.30pm Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra

Matthew Andrews conductor Alexander Ullman piano

Norwich Philharmonic Society

BERLIOZ 150th ANNIVERSARY Saint-Saëns Symphonic Poem, Phaéton Lalo Symphonie Espagnole Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique

Saturday 8 February 2020, 7.30pm Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra Shostakovich Festive Overture Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3 Prokofiev Symphony No. 5

Matthew Andrews conductor Zoe Beyers violin Tickets available from: St. George’s Music Shop, 17-19 St. George’s Street, Norwich Tel. 01603 626414 Or online: www.ticketsource.co.uk/norwichphil Info: www.norwichphil.org.uk Season tickets and Friends’ membership offer attractive discounts on ticket prices - see the website for details.


THE PHIL’S FAMILY CHRISTMAS CONCERT Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra Norwich Philharmonic Chorus

Alexander Ullman


Saturday 21 March 2020, 7.30pm BEETHOVEN 250th ANNIVERSARY Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra Norwich Philharmonic Chorus

Norwich Phil at NNF

David Dunnett conductor Nina Bennet soprano Jessica Gillingwater mezzo-soprano Daniel Bartlette tenor Robert Rice bass

Or online: www. ticketsource.co.uk/norwichphil Info: www.norwichphil.org.uk

Sunday 10 May 2020, 7.30pm part of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival MAHLER SYMPHONY NO. 3 Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra Norwich Philharmonic Chorus Norwich Cathedral Choristers Matthew Andrews conductor Sara Fulgoni mezzo soprano Ticket prices and booking details to be announced

Norwich Philharmonic Society

Tickets available from: St. George’s Music Shop, 17-19 St. George’s Street, Norwich Tel. 01603 626414

Left: Sara Fulgoni Above: Matthew Andrews


Beethoven Missa Solemnis


Raynham Hall : Open Day Tours

Musical Advisor: Michael Chance CBE

Discover more about the political and social history of the influential Townshend family during an exclusive 17-room tour of Raynham Hall including the Marble Hall, the King’s Bedroom, designed for the visit of King Charles II, and the Belisarius Room. The tours, led by Lord and Lady Townshend, are peppered with their personal anecdotes and the stories about this glorious stately home and its residents. The 90 minute tours are held from 10am-3.30pm

Raynham Recitals

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.

Open Day Tours


Raynham’s Marble Hall has a clear but gentle resonance perfect for intimate chamber music presented under the direction of Michael Chance CBE, countertenor, Professor of Voice at the Royal Academy of Music

To book www.raynhamrecitals.co.uk or ring 01328 862133 Email admin@raynhamhall.co.uk Raynham Hall, East Raynham, Fakenham Norfolk NR21 7EP


Raynham Recitals

Their engaging programme ranges through male and female composers from the late C16th to very early C18th: Fontana, Leonarda, Corelli, JS Bach, Veracini & Frescobaldi. This will be a very special evening with both musicians extemporising where possible within the scores of these composers.

Johann Friedrich Armand von Uffenbach (1687-1769), was an accomplished amateur musician, writer and traveller. His travel journals document first-hand accounts of performances by many major Baroque virtuosos and composers, including those featured in this recital. Upon witnessing a performance by Antonio Vivaldi, Uffenbach describes his cadenza as one “that really frightened me, for such playing has not been heard before and can never be equalled: he brought his fingers no more than a straw’s breadth from the bridge, leaving no room for the bow – and that on all four strings with imitations and incredible speed.” His journals give us rare insight into eighteenth century musical life. Tea and cakes are served after this concert, bookable on the website www.raynhamrecitals.co.uk Tickets available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/raynham or email admin@raynhamhall.co.uk

Raynham Recitals

Raynham brings renowned and world class musicians who are also good communicators. Without any question, the extravagantly gifted violinist Rachel Podger qualifies on all counts. Having played both baroque and classical violin at Raynham she is returning with her regular harpsichord accompanist Marcin Wiatkiewicz, a newcomer to Raynham.

Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Hotteterre ‘Le Romain’, Rameau, La Forqueray, Telemann, Francoeur.


Saturday 7 September 2019, 6.30pm Marble Hall, Raynham Hall, East Raynham RACHEL PODGER ‘QUEEN OF BAROQUE’ with Marcin Wiatkiewicz harpsichord

Sunday 8 September 2019, 3.30pm Marble Hall, Raynham Hall, East Raynham RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE ‘UFFENBACH’S TRAVELS’ Tabea Debus recorder & cello, Louise Ayrton violin Pawel Siwczak harpsichord


St Peter Mancroft

Mancroft Music Autumn Recitals 2019

Saturdays 1pm Admission to all recitals is free Programme details are released nearer to the recital date, so please check the website for updates. Saturday 12 October, 1pm ANDRÉS VILLAMIL CLASSICAL GUITAR


The Church of St Peter Mancroft The Marketplace Millennium Plain, Norwich

The Church of St Peter Mancroft has a long musical tradition. It has an excellent reputation for its work with young people many of whom have gone on to become professional singers and organists.

St Peter Mancroft

The Mancroft Music Recitals programme is appreciated by increasing numbers at no charge. The magnificent church building has excellent acoustics and provides a splendid setting.


Saturday 16 November 2019, 1pm T#E ACCIDENTALS : JOANNE WESTAWAY & KAREN SMITH Soprano & Piano

Saturday 26 October 2019, 1pm WILLIAM PEART organ Saturday 7 December 2019, 1pm MANCROFT YOUNG MUSICIANS

Saturday 9 November 2019, 1pm JULIAN HAGGETT organ

All Mancroft Music recitals are free of charge, with a retiring collection. St Peter Mancroft offers a range of singing opportunities including Choral Scholarships details are on the next page

St Peter Mancroft

Saturday 2 November 2019, 1pm HEXACHORDIA : TONY SCHEUREGGER & SARAH DOIG Renaissance guitar & lute


Saturday 19 October 2019, 1pm MARCOS GARRIDO JIMÉNEZ & DAVID NEIL JONES trombone & piano A Thomas Browne Day Concert



Singing Singing opportunities opportunities Mancroft Minors Singing Club Mancroft Minors Singing Club for boys & girls aged 5–7 for boys & girls aged 5–7 Choristerships Choristerships for boys and girls aged 7+ for boys and girls aged 7+ The Girls’ Choir Theyoung Girls’women Choir aged 15–25 for for young women aged 15–25 Choral Scholarships (£1000 p.a.) Choral Scholarships for singers aged 16–25(£500 p.a.) for singers aged 16–25 St Peter’s Singers Peter’s Singers AStmixed-voice adult parish choir A mixed-voice adult parish choir

For more information contact: Director of information Music, St Peter Mancroft Tel: 01603 610443 For more please contact: Email secretary@stpetermancroft.org.uk Mrs Jody James, Director of Music www.stpetermancroft.org.uk/scholarships music@stpetermancroft.org.uk or 01603 610443

Viva Voce Singers


Thursday 5 December 2019 St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds Thursday 12 December, Norwich Cathedral, Norwich CHRISTMAS CAROL CONCERTS FOR EAST ANGLIAN AIR AMBULANCE Please visit our website for ticket details and times.

The choir performs around five concerts a year and helps to raise money for charities across Norfolk. To date, it has raised over £25,000 for local causes. Join Viva Voce Singers on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @VivaVoceNorwich

Saturday 28 March 2020, 7.30pm Princes Street United Reformed Church, Norwich SPRING CONCERT Tickets: £10 (£6 concs) advance or £12 (£8 conc.) on the door. Please visit our new website for further details of concerts and to purchase tickets at the advanced rate. Tickets are also available on the door or can be purchased in advance from St George’s Music Shop Telephone 01603 626414.

Viva Voce Singers

Viva Voce Singers is a small and friendly Norwich-based chamber choir of around 25 singers and winner of the last BBC Radio Norfolk Choir of the Year competition in 2011. The choir enjoys performing a varied repertoire in venues around Norfolk and beyond.

Saturday 21 December 2019, 6pm St Peter Mancroft Church, Millennium Plain, Norwich CANDLELIT CHRISTMAS CONCERT IN AID OF MANCROFT ADVICE PROJECT Tickets: £8, £5 concs, £21 for a family (2 adults plus children)


Saturday 23 November 2019, 7.30pm St Peter Mancroft Church, Millennium Plain, Norwich AUTUMN CONCERT Tickets: £10, £6 concs advance or £12, £8 concs on the door.



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Friday 11 October 7.30pm at UEA LCR, Norwich SISTEMA FIESTA

Taking a look back over ten years of a Sistema programme in Norwich, and forwards, with new repertoire that will include nods to Venezuela, our carnival work, East Anglia and a big piece from the classical canon. The evening will conclude with music from the Sistema in Norwich tutor band, guests and friends. This is also the final project of the Performance Project concert series. The Sistema Performance Project enabled Sistema in Norwich to develop a series of concerts to create more opportunities for public performance, enabling our young people to work with a range of professional musicians and ensembles with different styles. The project created and delivered an exciting and engaging concert programme to show the progress of our young players, support the development of the programme as a whole, and extend the impact of our work with young people, including developing leadership. It was funded by Arts Council England. £5 Full / £4 Concs / £3 Sistema Parents, £1 Under 16s

Saturday 14 December 7pm at Central Baptist Church, Duke Street, Norwich SISTEMA VOICES Combining the Colegate Nucleo Orchestra with voices from across the programme. £5 Full / £4 Concs / £3 Sistema Parents, Under 16s FREE

The theatre is fitted with a sophisticated acoustic enhancement system, making it a superb venue for orchestral music. The theatre has its own varied and high quality music programme and also hosts several Norfolk & Norwich Festival concerts in May each year. Theatre Royal, Theatre Street, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1RL Box office 01603 630000

Tuesday 15–Saturday 19 October 2019 2.30pm & 7.30pm WATERMILL MACBETH & DREAM The multi-talented Watermill Ensemble return with a unique double bill of Shakespearean wit, humour and tragedy in two electrifying productions. Fusing actor and musicianship the cast bring their spell performing the intoxicating soulful sounds of Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Johnny Cash, The xx and The Rolling Stones live on stage.

Theatre Royal Norwich

Theatre Royal Norwich is one of the most successful regional theatres in the country, with a busy and eclectic programme running throughout the year.



Theatre Royal Norwich


Rossini Barber of Seville Overture Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez Villa Lobos 3 Preludes for Solo Guitar Beethoven Symphony No. 7

Bach Partita No. 2 in D Fauré Requiem Milos Karadaglic

PRE-PERFORMANCE TALK: 6.30pm in Targetfollow Room, Norwich Theatre Royal All tickets from £10

Nigel Short

PRE-PERFORMANCE TALK: 6.15pm in Targetfollow Room, Norwich Theatre Royal

Iceland Symphony Orchestra

PRE-PERFORMANCE TALK: 6.30pm in Targetfollow Room, Norwich Theatre Royal

Tenebrae Choir, photo Sim Canetty-Clarke

For details of the whole Theatre Royal programme please check the website or pick up a brochure. Box office Tel 01603 630000

Theatre Royal Norwich

Sunday 9 February 2020, 7.30pm ICELAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Yan Pascal Tortelier conductor Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano Bizet L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2 Ravel Left Hand Piano Concerto Thorvalsdottir Aireality Prokofiev Romeo & Juliet


Tuesday 7 April 2019, 7.30pm TENEBRAE CHOIR Nigel Short music director

Sunday 3 November 2019, 7.30pm FLANDERS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WITH MILOS Ilya Mashkevich Conductor Milos Karadaglic Guitar


University of East Anglia Music Centre

UEA Music Centre Auditions 2019

UEA CHOIR AUDITIONS UEA Choir is looking for new members. If you are a keen singer and are interested in joining UEA’s flourishing Choir, please come along and audition. Auditions are five minutes in duration, open to all and free to attend.

For further information about UEA Music Centre concerts and events, please visit: www.uea.ac.uk/ music-centre/events, telephone: 01603 593948, email: musicevents@uea.ac.uk, or follow: @UEAConcerts on Twitter and UEA Music Centre on Facebook.

UEA Music Centre

The University of East Anglia (UEA) Music Centre provides a vibrant meeting place for musically gifted students, staff, and members of the community. It hosts practice and rehearsal spaces and runs UEA’s flourishing Choir, Chamber Choir, Community Choir, and Symphony Orchestra, presenting concerts each year at some of Norwich’s most prestigious concert venues, including St. Andrew’s Hall and St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Cathedral.

Friday 27 September 2019, 11am-5.30pm and Monday 30 September 2019, 12noon-6pm UEA Music Centre (UEA campus) UEA CHAMBER CHOIR AUDITIONS UEA Chamber Choir has some vacancies for new members. If you are a singer, and are keen to explore various periods of choral music, please come along and audition. Please note that some vocal training and/or choral experience is essential, as well as the ability to read music. Auditions are ten minutes in duration, open to all and free to attend.


Friday 27 September 2019, 11am-5.30pm and Monday 30 September 2019, 12noon-6pm UEA Music Centre (UEA campus)

To arrange an audition for either of the choirs, please email musicevents@uea.ac.uk or phone 01603 593948. 58

Auditions are ten minutes in duration, open to all and free to attend. To arrange an audition for the symphony orchestra, please email musicevents@uea.ac.uk or phone 01603 593948.

Friday 22 November 2019, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) St. Andrew’s Hall, Norwich MYTH AND FAITH UEA Choir UEA Symphony Orchestra Sofia Larsson soprano Samantha Price mezzo-soprano Richard Dowling tenor Tristan Hambleton bass Stuart Dunlop conductor Bedrich Smetana Three movements from Má Vlast Franz Joseph Haydn Mass in Bb Major 'Harmonie-messe' Hob.XXII/14 The three poems from Smetana’s My Country form a musical portrait of the semi-mythical home of Czech rulers (Vyšehrad), of deception and a bloody battle in the war of the sexes (Šárka) and of the Czech country via the course of its greatest river (Vltava). The wisdom, understanding and sheer humanity that Haydn’s late works embody can be unspectacular and easy to miss but, summed up in the Harmonie Mass, beauty, profundity and a transcendental lightness of spirit shine for all those who listen. Tickets: £4– £12, available online at www.uea.ac.uk/music-centre/events/tickets, in person and by phone from St George’s Music Shop (tel: 01603 626414), and on the door (cash or cheque only).

UEA Music Centre

UEA Chamber Choir

UEA Music Centre concerts www.uea.ac.uk/music-centre

Friday 27 September 2019, 12noon-6pm and Monday 30 September 2019, 3pm-8pm UEA Music Centre, (UEA campus) UEA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS UEA Symphony Orchestra is looking for new players. If you are Grade 7 standard or above (you do not need to have taken any exams) and keen to become part of the dynamic music community at UEA, please come along and audition.


William Falconer organ Tom Primrose choir and chamber choir conductor Stuart Dunlop community choir conductor Seasonal choral music and a host of well-loved Christmas carols

A selection of seasonal music for a capella voices

The 170-strong choir and 30-strong chamber choir will perform music by Mendelssohn, Gauntlett and Wade, as well as a host of well-loved Christmas carols for the audience to join in. The concert will also feature performances from UEA Community Choir and organist William Falconer.

Experience centuries of seasonal music with UEA’s Chamber Choir as they present a programme of a capella vocal gems. A not-to-be-missed highlight in Norwich’s musical Christmas calendar!

Tickets: £7 for seniors, students and UEA staff and £10 full price, available: online at www.uea.ac.uk/musiccentre/events/tickets and in person and by phone from St George’s Music Shop Tel: 01603 626414.

Tickets: Free to attend. Capacity is limited, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

There may also be a limited number of tickets available on the door (cash or cheque only).

UEA Music Centre

Sunday 8 December 2019, 6.30pm (doors 5.45pm) St George’s Church, Tombland, Norwich CHRISTMAS WITH UEA CHAMBER CHOIR UEA Chamber Choir Tom Primrose conductor


Wednesday 11 December 2019, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) St John the Baptist Roman Catholic Cathedral, Norwich UEA CHOIR CHRISTMAS CAROL CONCERT UEA Choir (accompanied by members of the public) UEA Chamber Choir UEA Community Choir


Tom Primrose conductor Choral music from Northern Europe UEA Chamber Choir will present a programme of vocal music from across Northern Europe, with music by composers from Scandinavia as well as Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands. Tickets: Free to attend. Capacity is limited, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Thursday 19 March 2020, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich FAURÉ REQUIEM AND SAINT-SAËNS ORGAN SYMPHONY UEA Choir UEA Symphony Orchestra Tom Primrose and Stuart Dunlop conductors Lili Boulanger Pour les Funerailles d’un Soldat Gabriel Fauré Requiem Camille Saint-Saëns Symphony No.3 in C minor, Op.78

Tickets: £4 - £12, available (from mid-December): online at www.uea.ac.uk/music-centre/events/tickets, in person and by phone from St. George’s Music Shop (tel: 01603 626414), and on the door (cash or cheque only).

UEA Music Centre

Fauré is the presiding genius of this programme. The gentle, profound Requiem carries the title ‘Choral Favourite’ with grace and dignity. Its touchstone capacity to reflect a deeply human longing is seemingly inexhaustible. The meteoric Lili Boulanger was both a student and a musical confidante of Fauré. Her noble graveside oration comes from the same year as she became the first ever female winner of the Prix de Rome. Saint-Saëns’ Third Symphony comes from the years of his greatest fame. Glorious music conceals forward thinking, formal innovation and a search for musical unity.


Sunday 8 March 2020, 6.30pm (doors 5.45pm) St George’s Church, Tombland, Norwich UEA CHAMBER CHOIR SPRING CONCERT UEA Chamber Choir


YARMONICS 2019 FESTIVAL OF SONIC ART AND NEW MUSIC YARMONICS is a festival of sonic art and new music exploring the relationship between sound and place in Great Yarmouth. 2019 is the second iteration. It will consist of: •

A day of performances on Saturday 21 September

An installation on the Lydia Eva, a restored steam herring drifter

'Lingering in the Golden Gleam' a residency by Open Music Archive

All events are free and open to all. Grills Barbecue & Bar will be offering special deals including a vegan Mexican chilli.

The Great Yarmouth Carnival, organised by the Great Yarmouth Arts Festival, will be taking place on the same day - look out for crossovers and collisions as YARMONICS and the Carnival cross paths and combine. More information about each performance and event can be found on the YARMONICS Facebook page and on the YARMONICS website: www.yarmonics.com

21 September 2019


GREAT YARMOUTH 12:00 Emil Karlsen


14:00 Polly Wright 15:00 CLIP


St George’s Theatre St George’s Theatre Cafe


Ex Marks the Spot


17:00 John Bowers

Ex Marks the Spot

18:00 heavy lifting

Ex Marks the Spot


16:00 Louie Rice and

Luciano Maggiore

19.00 Artists’ Discussion Barking Smack 21 September - 19 October (during opening times) Sophie Marritt ‘Submarine’ sound installation on the Lydia Eva


https://www.facebook.com/ events/2331426636965493/



JAZZ, WORLD & BLUES MUSIC IN NORWICH As well as the excellent and varied classical music concerts we have several established music nights and a couple of new venues to explore in Norwich: Norwich Arts Centre, St Benedict’s Street, Norwich with a full programme of World music and more. www.norwichartscentre.co.uk Wednesday Jam with The Cordeaux Trio at Platform Twelve, 12 St Benedicts Street on the first Wednesday of most months. Relaxed music in a welcoming bar, free entry www.wednesdayjam.co.uk Platform Twelve also hosts several more nights of live music and dance - check out their Facebook page www.facebook.com/platformtwelvenorwich Fine City Blues runs Thursday Blues sessions at the Louis Marchesi in Tombland, Norwich bringing worldclass Blues to Norwich every week. Free entry, fine beer! www.facebook.com/FineCityBlues Bermuda Bob's Rum Shack & HiFi, Timberhill, Norwich regular jazz events plus standup comedy and club nights www.bermudabobs.co.uk The Birdcage Pottergate has music and events - you can also take in fish and chips from the famous Grosvenor Fish Bar opposite www.thebirdcagenorwich.co.uk - both in the fab Norwich Lanes, the independent area of Norwich https://norwichlanes.co.uk

Norwich Playhouse is a multi-arts venue, with a varied and vibrant programme of comedy, musicals, theatre, popular music, children's shows, dance and visual art. Its 300 seat auditorium offers an intimate atmosphere with lots of space and professional production values. The legendary Playhouse Bar is the place to hang out with artists as bar staff and a river-front beer garden - don't miss a visit! Norwich Playhouse, 42–58 St. George’s Street, Norwich NR3 1AB www.norwichplayhouse.co.uk There’s also live music in pubs and bars all over the city – too many to list here – but you can find information in Outline magazine distributed free, the website www.outlineonline.co.uk and the excellent daily guide Norwich: Music City, UK by Richard Shashamané on Facebook. Major gig venues are The Waterfront in King Street and UEA LCR on the university campus, OPEN in Bank Plain and Epic in Magdalen Street see www.musicinnorwich.org.uk for a map and links.

Concert venues and contact details • Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RQ Tel: 01603 626402 www.assemblyhousenorwich.co.uk • John Innes Conference Centre, Zone 2, Norwich Research Park, Colney Lane, Norwich NR4 7UH Tel: 01603 505974 • Norwich Arts Centre, St Benedicts St, Norwich NR2 4PG Tel: 01603 660352 www.norwichartscentre.co.uk • Norwich Cathedral, 62 The Close, Tombland, Norwich NR1 4EH Tel: 01603 218300 www.cathedral.org.uk • Norwich Central Baptist Church, Duke Street, Norwich NR3 3AP Tel: 01603 760497 • Norwich Theatre Royal, Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RL Tel: 01603 630000 www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk •Octagon Chapel, 21a Colegate, Norwich NR3 1BN Tel: 01603 666636 www.ukunitarians.org.uk/norwich • OPEN, 20 Bank Plain, Norwich NR2 4SF Tel 01603 763111 www.opennorwich.org.uk • Oak Circus Centre, Oak Street, Norwich NR3 3AE • Raynham Hall, East Raynham, Fakenham, Norfolk NR21 7EP Tel: 01328 862133 email admin@raynhamhall.co.uk • St Andrew’s Hall, St Andrew’s Plain, Norwich NR3 1AU Tel: 01603 628477 www.thehallsnorwich.com • St Peter Mancroft, Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1QZ Tel: 01603 610443 www.stpetermancroft.org.uk • The Garage, 14 Chapelfield North, Norwich NR2 1NY Tel: 01603 598646 www.thegarage.org.uk • United Reformed Church, Princes Street, Norwich NR3 1AZ Tel: 01603 454253 www.princesstreet.urc.org.uk

Music in Norwich partners without venues • Academy of St Thomas, Box office Tel: 01603 626414 email: astsally215@gmail.com www.academyofstthomas.com • Brook Street Band www.brookstreetband.co.uk • Britten Sinfonia Tel: 01223 300795 www.brittensinfonia.com • Keswick Hall Choir Tel: 01603 626414 www.keswickhallchoir.org.uk • Mozart Orchestra www.mozartorchestra.org.uk • Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music Tel: 01603 505974 www.norwichchambermusic.co.uk • Norfolk County Music Festival wwwnorfolkmusic.org.uk • Norfolk Music Hub www.norfolkmusichub.org.uk • Norwich Baroque, email: janeslocombe@btinternet.com www.norwichbaroque.co.uk • Norwich Philharmonic Society Tel: 01603 626414 www.norwichphil.org.uk • Norwich Playhouse, 42-58 St George’s St, Norwich NR3 1AB Tel: 01603 598598 www.norwichplayhouse.co.uk • Suffolk Singers www.suffolksingers.co.uk • Sistema in Norwich Tel: 01603 760529 www.sistemanorwich.org.uk • UEA Music Centre Tel: 01603 593948 www.uea.ac.uk/music-centre • Viva Voce Singers www.vivavocesingersnorwich.org.uk • Young Norfolk Arts Festival and Trust www.youngnorfolkarts.org TICKETS Theatre Royal Box Office, Theatre Street Tel: 01603 630000 St George’s Music Shop, St George’s Street Tel: 01603 626414

September '19-April '20

Music in Norwich a round-up of classical, jazz & world music

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Music in Norwich Autumn19/Winter20  

This guide tells you about organisations and venues plus a six month listing of the major concerts and places to find blues, jazz and other...

Music in Norwich Autumn19/Winter20  

This guide tells you about organisations and venues plus a six month listing of the major concerts and places to find blues, jazz and other...