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A listing of calssical, jazz and world music concerts in and around Norwich from September 21012 to April 2013


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

    Whats on?

    September 2012-April 2013

    music in norwich

  • At a glance : September 12April 13 : at a glance


    September 20121 Norwich Baroque: Binham Priory 7.30pm 277 NN Chamber Music: Steven Isserlis, Jean-Efflem Bavouzet 2322 Norwich Music Group: Chorus & Orchestra 7.30pm 3127 The Bach Players: Bach and his rivals 7.30pm 829 NN Chamber Music: Alessandro Taverna 7.30pm 23

    October 20126 St Peter Mancroft: Flute & Piano/Organ 1pm 366 Mozart Orchestra: Hannah Roberts 7.30pm 208 NN Chamber Music: BBC RADIO 3 Live 7.30pm 2413 St Peter Mancroft: Organ 1pm 3620 St Peter Mancroft: Classical Guitar 1pm 3620 Academy St Thomas: Kanako Ito & Martin Storey 520 NN Chamber Music: London Bridge Ensemble 7.30pm 2421 NN Chamber Music: 3pm 2423 Britten Sinfonia: 20th Birthday Concert 7.30pm 1027 Norwich Baroque: Bach Concertos 7.30pm 2830 Oct3 Nov Theatre Royal: Glyndebourne on Tour 39

    November 20123 NN Chamber Music: Barbirolli Quartet 7.30pm 2410 St Peter Mancroft: 1pm Organ 3710 Norwich Philharmonic: Orchestra & Chorus 3311 NN Chamber Music: 3pm Tribute to Britten 24 17 St Peter Mancroft: Organ 1pm 3723 UEA Symphony Orchestra: Britten Centenary 4024 Viva Voce at St Peter Mancroft: Brittens AMDG 42

    & other choral works 7.30pm 30 Britten Sinfonia at Lunch 1: 1pm 11

    December 20121 St Peter Mancroft: Young Musicians 1pm 371 Keswick Hall Choir: 7.30 pm 172 NN Chamber Music: Elias Quartet 5.30pm 252 Theatre Royal: RAF in Concert 7.30pm 398 Norwich Philharmonic: Richard Uttley 7.30pm 3413 UEA Choir: Christmas Concert 7.30pm 4115 Norwich Baroque: Cathedral Consort 7.30pm 2818 Norwich Philharmonic: Family Christmas 7.30pm 34 22 Viva Voce: Family Christmas Concert for MAP 6pm 42

    January 20131 Norwich Pops: New Years Day Concert 3pm 358 Norwich Theatre Royal: Angela Hewitt 7.30pm 11 19/20 Chamber Music Weekend: The Britten Quartets 2520 Norwich Baroque: Michael Chance 2.30 pm 2925 Britten Sinfonia at Lunch 1: 1pm 12

    At a glance : September 12April 13

    Triorca debut concert in Germany

  • At a glance : September 12April 13 : at a glance


    February 20131 NN Chamber Music: Lars Vogt 7.30pm 258 Britten Sinfonia at Lunch 3: 1pm 129 Norwich Philharmonic: David Greed 7.30pm 3415 NN Chamber Music: A Tribute to Britten 7.30pm 2616 Keswick Hall Choir: Britten and Friends 7.30pm 1823 Norwich Music Group: 7.30pm 3124 NN Chamber Music: Elias Quartet 5.30pm 26

    March 20132 Academy St Thomas: Lorraine McAslan 7.30pm 63 Britten Sinfonia: Baltic Nights 7.30pm 137 The Bach Players: Stabat Mater 7.30pm 87/8 Chamber Orchestra Anglia: UEA 7.30pm 14/419 NN Chamber Music: Vienna Piano Trio 7.30pm 2616 Norwich Philharmonic: Orchestra & Chorus 7.30pm 3423 Chamber Orchestra Anglia: at SCVA 7.30pm 15/4123 Viva Voce: Spring Concert 7.30pm 42

    April 201310 Triorca: Youth Orchestra from 3 Nations 7.30pm 2120 Norwich Baroque: Keswick Hall Choir 7.30pm 19/2928 NN Chamber Music: Elias Quartet 5.30pm 26

    Advance notice 201315 June Norwich Baroque: A Virtual Tour of Baroque Britain 296 July 2013 Norwich Pops Orchestra, How Hill 3527 July Norwich Baroque Concertos for flute 297 September Dame Emma Kirkby & Michael Chance 29

    Notice: In Harmony Norwich is now Sistema in NorwichFollowing the end of a successful 4 year pilot projectfunded by the Department for Education, NORCA aredelighted to announce that they will be continuing theexcellent work started by In Harmony Norwich under anew banner.

    NORCA have formed Sistema in Norwich so that they cancontinue the popular Venezuelan El Sistema programmein Norwich schools. Sistema in Norwich has close links tothe global El Sistema network. For more information

    Children playing in the Sarah Glover orchestra

  • About Music in Norwich

    This programme is the result of a collaborationbetween a number of organisations who promoteclassical, jazz and world music. The aim is to gathermusic listings in one place so that they are easy tofind and also to offer an overview of performancesthroughout the year. The Music in Norwich group isa self-supporting partnership of music organisationsactive and promoting music in Norwich and thesurrounding area.

    We hope you will keep this booklet safe as it coverssix months programming. Because of spacelimitations and lots going on, concert details arebrief but you can find out more from individualorganisations.

    See page 43 for venue and contact details and alsowhere to buy tickets. Please also visit our website where you candownload a pdf of this programme.

    Important: All information is subject to change -please check with individual organisations beforetravelling to an event.

    Benjamin Britten andFamiliar Fields - a notefrom the EditorThere is lots going on musically inNorwich this year as you will seefrom the following pages.

    Of particular note is the centenary in November 2013of the birth of Benjamin Britten, one of the celebratedsons of East Anglia, born in Lowestoft, educated atGreshams, Holt, active in Norwich and working inAldeburgh, Suffolk for most of his life.

    From Autumn 2012 to Autumn 2013 there will becelebrations of his work gathered together under thebanner Familiar Fields, words from one of his works,Peter Grimes. So wherever you see the logo below,you will know the work is part of the BrittenCentenary celebration.

    Benjamin Brittens work was prolific, accessible andpopular. If you want to know more about his lifeand his contribution to music, pick up one of thebrochures that are available everywhere or look atthe websites www.familiarfields.organd

    Benjamin Britten

  • 5Academy of St Thom


    The Academy of St Thomas was founded in 1973 and has been promoting high calibre concerts in theregion ever since. The players of the Academy aredrawn from professional musicians and peripateticteachers who donate their talents in order to play in a high-standard orchestra. Concerts have beenacclaimed for their high professional standards andexhilarating performances under the direction ofconductor Christopher Adey.


    Saturday 20 October 20127.30pmSt. Andrews Hall, Norwich

    Kanako Ito violinMartin Storey celloChristopher Adey conductor

    Beethoven Egmont OvertureBrahms Double Concerto for Violin and CelloMendelssohn Symphony No.4 The Italian

    After working in the USA for many years, Norwich-born Martin Storey makes a welcome return to hishome city. He is joined by his wife, violinist KanakoIto to perform Brahms magisterial Double Concerto.The programme is balanced with Mendelssohnssunny Italian Symphony.

    Tickets 16, 13 and 9, under-18s and students 5any seat from Prelude Records, St Giles Street,Norwich tel 01603 628319

    Academy of St Thomas

    Concert sponsored by

    Kanako Ito

    Martin Storey

  • Saturday 2 March 2013, 7.30pmSt. Andrews Hall, Norwich

    Britten Violin ConcertoBeethoven Symphony No.7

    Lorraine McAslan violinChristopher Adey conductor

    An unmissable opportunity to hear BrittensViolin Concerto a seldom-performed andunforgettably commanding work. Written atthe start of the Second World War, it offers abrilliant insight into the composer at the heightof his powers.

    No less robust but familiar to all is Beethovensgreat Symphony No. 7 promising to end theprogramme a blaze of swirling energy andcolour.

    Tickets on sale from 11 January for Patrons and18 January for general bookings from PreludeRecords 01603 628319

    For more information go


    Academy of St Thom


    Concert sponsored by Lewis JarrettAcademy of St Thomas

    Lorraine McAslan

  • Friday 5th Oct, 8pm Blonde On BlackChanteuse Christine Davidson presents an evenings entertainment dedicated to her great black heroines of song including Billy, Ella, Sarah and more.

    Friday 12th Oct, 8pm Its A Gas! Gas! Gas!Singer songwriter, guitarist and record producer Graham Dee formed the Rock and Soul band The *DV WKHUVWPL[HGUDFH(QJOLVKJURXS7KH'DYHHolgate trio supports Graham in an entertainment EDVHGRQKLVH[WUDRUGLQDU\PXVLFDOOLIHFriday 19th Oct, 8pm Sojourn in RhythmTicket includes a Caribbean buffet supperCalypsonian and percussionist Caspar James relives his years living and travelling in the Caribbean in an HYHQLQJRIH[FLWLQJ/DWLQR&DULEHVRXQGVFriday 26th Oct, 8pm BHM All Star Jam Bring it and Jam it!The elite of Norwich get together to celebrate the end of BHM with foot stomping, swinging, grooving, dancing and moving!

    )\H%ULGJH6W1RUZLFK15/-Tickets from 12. Call 01603 766 129 to book or purchase on the door

  • Norfolk YouNg MusiciaN 2013sunday 13th January 2013

    John Innes Centre, Colney, Norwich Badminton Prize - 150 - for the most promising young string player e aylsham Music society Prize - 200 - for the most promising

    woodwind/brass player Mrs E sturgeon Prize - 150 - for the most promising young pianist Three cash Prizes - 200 150 100

    closing date for applications 14th December 2012 Application forms and details from or 01603 504301

    Opportunity for young musicians

    e Michael Badminton Young Musicians Trust was established in 1998 byMichael Badminton to support talented young string players in Norfolk. Since his death inAugust 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 furtherdetails of the Young Musicians Trust, contact Jonathan Wortley at

  • The Bach Players

    The Bach Player