DETAILS OF THE 2016 FESTIVAL WILL BE AVAILABLE VERY SOON
IT WILL RUN FROM FRIDAY 1st JULY TO SATURDAY 16TH JULY WHICH IS ABOUT ONE WEEK LATER THAN PREVIOUS YEARS
Here is some information on the 2015 (20th) Festival Fortnight which ran from from Saturday 20 June until Saturday 4 July. Click on our events diary to check out all the events.
New for 2015 was our Community Choirs’ Concert on 20 June, followed by our Festival Launch Klezmer Ceilidh with Klezmerized!
Regular favourites returned 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 featured the Sue Richardson Quintet 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 was 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, featured a performance by Norfolk Young Musician, Alexander Little, whose programme included the world premiere of Entrada, a piano piece written by Ken Crandell to mark the 20th Festival Fortnight.
The Festival Finale on 4 July brought 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.