We have three planned concerts for 2016-17:
Saturday 26 November 2016, 7.30 pm
St George’s Catholic Church, Sprowston Road, Norwich
Bars of Gold
This year St George’s Church celebrates the 50th anniversary of its consecration. Geoffrey Laycock was the first organist of the church, as well as the founder of Keswick Hall Choir. Well-known pieces by Parry (I was glad), Tavener (Song for Athene), Victoria (O quam gloriosum) are combined with music by some British Catholic composers.
Music by: Britten, Byrd, Dove, Elgar, MacMillan, Parry, Philips, Rutter, Tavener, Victoria and Wilby.
Saturday 25 February 2017, 7.30 pm
United Reformed Church, Prince’s Street, Norwich
Morten Lauridsen’s Madrigali, inspired by their 16th texts, are set alongside Tenebrae Responsories by the infamous murdering Prince of Venosa, Carlo Gesualdo, and Montverdi’s Lamento d’Arianna, one of the great 16th century laments. The programme is completed by Orlando di Lasso’s Missa Bell’ Amfitrit’ altera, based on a now-lost madrigal, and Gregorio Allegri’s famous Miserere.
Toby Carr (Baroque guitar and theorbo), Matthew Wadsworth (Baroque guitar and theorbo), Andy Newman (Percussion), Notre Dame High School Percussion Ensemble.
Saturday 29 April 2017, 7.45 pm
RC Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Norwich
Our last concert will be our first venture into the music of South America. Much of the programme is based around the music of Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla, who moved to Mexico from Spain in 1622. Pieces by the Argentinean Astor Piazzolla (Libertango) and North American composers Leonard Bernstein and Eric Whitacre (Cloudburst) complete the programme, which will also include an assortment of percussion.
David Dunnett (organ).
Tickets can be purchased in advance online from TicketSource, or from St George’s Music Shop and Prelude Records, or at the concert venue on the night (subject to availability).St George’s Music Shop
17 – 19 St George’s Street
Norwich NR3 1AB
St George’s Street is to the left of St Andrew’s Hall and the shop is about 150 metres from the Hall. Go past the Art College, over the river, past the Playhouse Theatre and the shop is on the right. It is difficult to park nearby!
Telephone: 01603 626414
25B St Giles Street
Norwich NR2 1JN
Prelude Records is one of the premiere music (CD, DVD etc) shops in Norfolk and is located at the ‘top’ end of Market Place in the centre of Norwich. From the main shopping area look across Market Place to the City Hall – the Guildhall is located on the right hand side on Guildhall Hill which becomes St Giles Street. The shop is just past the entrance to the St Giles car park. There is no parking outside the shop but adequate parking facilities are nearby (St Giles car park is next door).
Telephone: 01603 628319