Concerts 2018-19

Saturday 1 December 2018 – The Passing Year

The opening concert of the 48th season  will be our first visit to St Andrew’s Church, Eaton. The church is celebrating two anniversaries this year and the music gives a nod to both of them. Jonathan Dove’s The Passing of the Year, seven poems by William Blake and Emily Dickinson, finishes with Tennyson’s ‘Ring out wild bells’, set to a well-known tune! The other musical motif is Advent, with night and light playing a large part. We shall explore music by Samuel Barber, Ēriks Ešenvalds (with jew’s harp!), Carl Rütti, Thomas Tallis and Roderick Williams.

With Neil Ricketts (piano).

Venue: St Andrew’s Church, Eaton, Norwich
Time: 7.30 pm


Saturday 9 March 2019 – Flemish Fancies

The main work in the programme will be Monteverdi’s 6-part Missa In Illo Tempore. Published in the same collection as his famous Vespers (1610), the Mass is based on a motet by the 16th Century Flemish composer Nicolas Gombert. This will be contrasted with  a selection of motets by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck and Peter Philips. Philips was exiled to Flanders for his Catholic leanings and, at some point, met Sweelinck in Amsterdam. They are almost exact contemporaries with Monteverdi, and their music straddles the gap between the Renaissance and the Baroque, leaning towards the former.

With Neil Ricketts (organ) and Andrew Durban (double bass).

Venue: St Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich
Time: 7.30 pm 


27 April 2019 – Two into One

Joint concert with The Maidstone Singers (director Kathryn Ridgeway).

Our first collaboration with another choir will see us doing ‘home and away fixtures’. Whilst the programme for this concert isn’t ready yet, it will feature a variety of British music through the ages.

Venue: St Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich
Time: 7.30 pm