We are back for our 20th Festival Fortnight from Saturday 20 June, running until Saturday 4 July. Click on our events diary to check out all the events.
New this year is our Community Choirs’ Concert on 20 June, followed by our Festival Launch Klezmer Ceilidh with Klezmerized!
Regular favourites return such as the Midsummer Jazz Picnic with Simon Nelson’s DixieMix, at Becketswell on 22 June, and our Teddy Bears’ Picnic for the under 5s on 28 June.
The programme at Wymondham Abbey features the Sue Richardson Quintet, who will be celebrating the life and music of jazz legend Chet Baker on 25 June, followed by Baroque cellist Richard Tunnicliffe on 27 June and BJ Cole and Emily Burridge, cello and pedal steel guitar, with an evening of jazz/classical interpretation of well-known classical works and original material on 1 July.
Top singer songwriter Kathryn Williams will be at Central Hall, supported by Wymondham’s own Johnny Steinberg on 26 June, followed by Glasgow’s Trembling Bells, with Mike Heron of Incredible String Band fame, and their Circle is Unbroken tour on 2 July.
Our annual Young Musicians’ Concert at Wymondham Abbey on June 29, will feature a performance by Norfolk Young Musician, Alexander Little, whose programme will include the world premiere of Entrada, a piano piece written by Ken Crandell to mark the 20th Festival Fortnight.
The Festival Finale on 4 July brings the fortnight to a resounding crescendo, with an all-day programme of live music in the Market Place. This is followed at 7.30pm by Wymondham Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Concert in the Abbey.