Events

Jun
25
Mon
2018
Jazz Picnic with DixieMix @ Becketswell Meadow,
Jun 25 @ 18:00 – 21:00

wymondham music festival_jazz picnic_dixiemixSimon Nelson’s DixieMix, who famously toured with Rod Stewart, will once again be entertaining the crowds at our annual summer evening picnic, now in its 23rd year. Bring picnics, chairs and rugs. Ice cream and real coffee will

be on sale.

Please use the FREE shuttle bus service from Central Hall car park from 17.45 to 21.15. The only parking available at the venue will be for disabled drivers.

Entry is free, although there will be collecting buckets at exits for donations to help defray some of the costs of this event.

dixiemixjazz.com

Supporters:

Fosters Solicitors LLP
Wymondham Lions Club
Wymondham Town Council
Tan Cars
Toilets + Ltd

 

Jun
26
Tue
2018
Violin & Organ Recital by Katie Schutte & Rob Goodrich @ Wymondham Abbey
Jun 26 @ 13:00 – 13:50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programme – more details to follow

Katie Schutte – violin – more details to follow

Rob Goodrich studied organ and singing at the Birmingham Conservatoire. Formally an alto lay clerk at Rochester Cathedral, he is now Organist and Director of Music at Wymondham Abbey and Musical Director of the Hethersett Singers, Threshold Theatre Company and The Norwich and Norfolk Operatic Society.

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Supporters:

Tim & Ruth Semmence

Simon Bean

 

Young Musicians’ Concert @ Wymondham Abbey
Jun 26 @ 19:00 – 21:00

Our annual evening of music provided by local young musicians

Compered by Rob Goodrich

Supporters:

Hemstock’s Jewellers

Jun
27
Wed
2018
Organ Recital by Julian Haggett @ Wymondham Abbey
Jun 27 @ 13:00 – 13:50

Julian Haggett

Julian was educated at Thetford Grammar School where he was inspired to take up the organ. Prior to learning the organ Julian played flute and piano studying both to Grade 8, after which the organ became the focal point. Aged 18 he gained recital awards at the Oundle International Summer School for young organists.

 He studied music at The College Of St Hild & St Bede, University of Durham, where Julian was successively Junior, and Senior, Organ Scholar, and studied organ with James Lancelot. Whilst at Durham, Julian also accompanied the Durham Handel Society and University Consort of Voices, with whom he featured on national BBC radio broadcasts.

 In 2008 Julian graduated from Durham and took up the postgraduate organ scholarship at Chichester Cathedral, before going on to be organist at St Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich. Besides his choir training and theory tuition duties at St Peter’s Julian is in demand as a concert organist, accompanist and tutor. Outside the UK he has given concerts in Europe and Asia, including music festivals in Belgium, Holland, and Norway, and in the UK at the Three Choirs Festival.

 Besides tutoring on organ and piano for the Diocese of Norwich, Julian is Regional Consultant at the Royal College of Organists. He is also completing a MMus in organ performance at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire under the tutelage of Henry Fairs. 2018 is a busy year of concerts and guest tutoring around the UK, adding to Julian’s existing portfolio of work.

 

Programme – more details to follow

 

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Supporters:

Tim & Ruth  Semmence

Simon Bean

 

Jâms Coleman in Concert @ Wymondham Abbey
Jun 27 @ 19:30 – 21:30

 

THIS EVENT HAS CHANGED  &  TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR ONLY 

AT A REDUCED PRICE – £10.00, Under 18 £5

 

 

 

 

Jâms Coleman in concert:

Beethoven: 32 Variations in C minor, WoO 80

Joseph Davies: Campanological Study (New College, Oxford)

Liszt: Sonetto 104 del Petrarca

Liszt: Isolde’s Liebestod from Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde

Interval

Chopin: Preludes Op. 28 (Complete)

 

www.jamscoleman.com

Jâms Coleman is a Welsh pianist who enjoys a rich and varied musical life performing as a soloist, chamber musician and vocal accompanist. He finds it inspiring and fascinating to collaborate with different musicians and values the rewards of this process.

Recent highlights include performing music by Colin Matthews live on Radio 3, performing on BBC2’s Proms Extra with cellist Jamal Aliyev, solo appearances in France and live on S4C and BBC Radio Cymru as well as recitals at the Leeds Lieder Festival, Oxford Lieder Festival. Wigmore Hall, Two Moors Festival, Newbury Festival and Ryedale Festival.

Future chamber-music engagements include recitals with instrumentalists Luke Hsu, Timothy Ridout, Jamal Aliyev, Laura van der Heijden, Joy Lisney, Marcin Zdunik and a CD recording with Luke Hsu.

As a vocal accompanist, he enjoys collaborating with many singers and his engagements include recitals with such established artists as Ailish Tynan, James Gilchrist, Sir John Tomlinson, Robert Murray, Nicholas Mulroy and Andrew Kennedy at festivals such as the Leeds and Oxford Lieder Festivals. Recent highlights include performing the three great Schubert song cycles at the Two Moors Festival and an evening song recital at Wigmore Hall. He will return to Wigmore Hall in November where will perform in a showcase for Samling Arts alongside Nicky Spence, Julien van Mellaerts, Svetlina Stoyanova, Christopher Glynn and others.

Jâms enjoys performing as a concerto soloist and has performed repertoire including Beethoven’s Third, Fourth and Fifth Piano Concertos and concertos by Chopin, Brahms and Mozart.

Jâms read Music at Girton College, Cambridge, where he was also a choral scholar. In 2016 he completed his Masters at the Royal Academy of Music where he studied with Professor Christopher Elton and Michael Dussek. He stayed on at the Academy as a Fellow and he enjoyed coaching and encouraging collaboration between pianists and the Vocal and Conducting departments. He also has experience of working as a Musical Director and repetiteur and in 2014 he conducted fifteen performances of Tchaikofsky’s Eugene Onegin across Wales.

He is the Artistic Director of a new concert series based in St Clement Danes Church in Central London which featured twenty-four lunchtime concerts and five evening concerts in 2018.

 

Supporters:

Chris & Judith Lawrence

The Musicians’ Company

Hemstock’s Jewellers

 

 

Jun
28
Thu
2018
Wymondham Ukulele Group @ Methodist Church
Jun 28 @ 13:00

wymondham ukelele groupLunchtime performance by Wymondham Ukulele Group at Wymondham Methodist Church

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Jazz at the Abbey: The Spirit of Trane – Gilad Atzmon and The Orient House Ensemble @ Wymondham Abbey
Jun 28 @ 19:30

 

Gilad Atzmon and The Orient House Ensemble

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OWING TO THE VENUE NO LONGER BEING AVAILABLE  WE HAVE HAD TO CANCEL THIS EVENT

TICKETS PURCHASED FROM PUFF’S TOYSHOP WILL BE REFUNDED ON RECEIPT OF TICKET(S)

ONLINE TICKETS HAVE BEEN REFUNDED via PayPal to the payment card or PayPal account used to purchase & you should receive an email from PayPal with an explanatory note 

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The Spirit of Trane
Marking fifty years without John Coltrane, Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble attempt to reflect upon the beauty of the man’s music. John Coltrane was the most influential tenor saxophonist in jazz history. Whether it is his patented sheets of sound, his rapid-fire improvisations, the advanced harmonic progressions, the sonic impact of the best jazz quartet ever or his lush interpretations of the most beautiful ballads, no aspiring music lover can afford to neglect the music of Trane. But Coltrane is far greater than the sum of his outstanding musical achievements. He was a voice of a generation, an artistic revolutionary spirit, a man who transformed anger into love and plight into a humanist message. Coltrane is for us jazz at its best: an authentic creative wave of constant transformation and innovation. Trane is for us, first and foremost, a spirit.

 

Gilad Atzmon – tenor & soprano sax, clarinet, bass clarinet

Frank Harrison – piano

Yaron Stavi – acoustic bass

Enzo Zirilli – drums

 

www.gilad.co.uk

 

 

Supporters:

Les Dawes

Peter & Margaret Colby

Hansells Solicitors & Financial Advisers

 

 

 

Music Themed Quiz @ Green Dragon
Jun 28 @ 20:30
Jun
29
Fri
2018
Coffee time music with The Squeegees @ Baptist Church
Jun 29 @ 10:00 – 12:00

The Squeegees return by popular demand for their sixth appearance at the Festival. John and Dave are both skilled musicians and great fun. Enjoy sing-a-longs and memorable songs from the fifties, sixties and more.

This is a drop in event. Arrive any time during the session; treat yourself to a hot drink and homemade cake, enjoy the music and have a little dance.P1100603 fb

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www.thesqueegees.co.uk

Supporters names will appear here

Masters of the Lute – Matthew Wadsworth – Lute & Theorbo @ Wymondham Abbey
Jun 29 @ 13:00 – 13:50

 

 

 

 

Highly acclaimed, world renowned and recorded Lutenist, Matt Wadsworth

www.matthewwadsworth.com

It is the first time we have had the chance to hear this consummate musician at the top of his profession playing live and solo in the exquisite acoustic environment of Wymondham Abbey.

“You get the feeling that he’s playing for himself and for you, but not for a big public. Gestures are subtle, with an expressive range which flatters sophisticated ears… perhaps because he always plays from the heart, there’s an inner power and sincerity to his performances which make for compelling listening.”
–Simon Heighes, International Record Review

Matthew Wadsworth started his professional career as a lutenist in 2000. Working in the UK, Europe and North America as a soloist and chamber musician, he has appeared at most major concert halls and festivals, and can often be heard on radio, both in live performance and recordings. Matthew studied lute at London’s Royal Academy of Music with Nigel North, after which he spent a year at the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague.

Matthew has recorded for Avie, Deux-Elles, Linn, EMI, Channel Classics and Wigmore Live. His CD recordings have all received international critical acclaim, and have been featured as Gramophone Editor’s Choice on several occasions. His latest CD, Late Night Lute, was editors choice in the August 2017 edition of Gramophone magazine, and received 5 stars in BBC Music Magazine. You can buy a copy here tonight!

In 2011, Matthew trained in California to do a long distance motorbike jump, achieving a distance of more than 70 ft. A documentary of the project can be found on YouTube. The Wadsworths moved to Norwich in 2015, and are very proud to be a part of such a great city.

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Debut Concert – for little’uns @ Kett's Books
Jun 29 @ 17:30 – 18:30

An evening of music from youngsters at the start of their musical careers.
With the support of the town’s dedicated private music tutors, we are able to showcase budding music talent.

Supported by Kett’s Books

Bowjangles – Comedy Orchestra @ The Regal
Jun 29 @ 19:30 – 22:30

Bowjangles

Comedy Orchestra

https://www.bowjangles.org

‘BOWJANGLES ARE A STRING QUARTET WHO CAN REALLY PLAY. THEY DANCE WHILST THEY PLAY. THEY SING WHILST THEY PLAY. THEY LEAP, TUMBLE, JUGGLE AND JOKE WHILST THEY PLAY…’

 

“We are Bowjangles. Singing, dancing, comedy, cabaret, variety, theatrical string quartet. It’s REALLY DIFFICULT to describe what we do! We were never satisfied sitting still and playing our instruments, so over the years we added more and more dimensions to our performances, and now we create our own theatre shows where we provide our own musical score. We love to PLAY. 

We have travelled the world extensively performing in theatres and halls, at arts festivals and street festivals, in schools, hospitals, the occasional prison and even in a forest in the dead of night. We also love performing at cabarets, private events and functions, and occasionally you might even see us on TV, or doing a street show. 

Though we are a string quartet we have also more recently been known to play together as the Bowjangles band- violin, piano, double bass and drums- most recently in the Wonderground Speigeltent on London’s Southbank for a  summer long run of ‘Hotel Black Cat’ with the Black Cat Cabaret.”

 

 

Promoted by U3A Wymondham and supported by………………………..

 

Tickets will be available from the tickets page on this website or from  Wymondham U3A at their coffee mornings every Thursday from 1000 to 1200 at Wymondham Central Hall Tiffey Room

 

 

Livewire presents Fiddler on the Roof @ Central Hall
Jun 29 @ 19:30

Livewire Opera Company

presents

Fiddler on the Roof

Friday 29th & Saturday  30th June 2018

Wymondham Central Hall

Tickets £11, £10 & £7

Tickets for Livewire events are available through Ticketsource,

( Booking fees apply )

 

It is also possible to book directly with Livewire via flyer with an SAE or over the telephone.  

If you book through Livewire directly you can pay by Cheque, Paypal* or by Card*                  

 (*£2 booking fee applies)

If you wish to book through Livewire  by telephone please telephone 01953 851543

 

Jun
30
Sat
2018
Sounds of Summer – 6 Young Live Acts @ Browick Road Park
Jun 30 @ 12:00 – 18:30

CHANGE OF VENUE – SOUNDS OF SUMMER WILL BE AT
BROWICK ROAD PARK, BROWICK ROAD, WYMONDHAM, NR18 0QN

Featuring live music from young up and coming performers:

Joey Devries

Ben Bell

Red Wine Talk – alternative rock and indie pop band from Norwich

Jordan Baker – from Norwich

Fingers Crossed – from Wymondham High School

Anna Carter

There will also be food and activity stalls, plenty of things to do and see enjoying the atmosphere.

Supporters:

Hansells Solicitors & Financial Advisers

John Jarrold Trust

Toilets + Ltd

Wymondham Town Team 

 

Here is the facebook page for the event

Livewire presents Fiddler on the Roof @ Central Hall
Jun 30 @ 19:30

Livewire Opera Company

presents

Fiddler on the Roof

Friday 29th & Saturday  30th June 2018

Wymondham Central Hall

Tickets £11, £10 & £7

Tickets for Livewire events are available through Ticketsource,

( Booking fees apply )

 

It is also possible to book directly with Livewire via flyer with an SAE or over the telephone.  

If you book through Livewire directly you can pay by Cheque, Paypal* or by Card*                  

 (*£2 booking fee applies)

If you wish to book through Livewire  by telephone please telephone 01953 851543

 

Wymondham Symphony Orchestra Concert @ Wymondham Abbey
Jun 30 @ 19:30

 

Saturday 30 June 2018
Wymondham Abbey

Summer Concert

  • Academic Festival Overture – Johannes Brahms
  • Symphony in D minor for organ & orchestra – Alexandre Guilmant with Rob Goodrich, organ
  • Symphony No. 2 in D – Johannes Brahms

The traditional format of this concert displays the towering presence of Brahms, complimented by his French contemporary, the organist Alexandre Guilmant. Two of Brahms’s most popular works frame a rarely heard organ ‘concerto’ which combines the power of a symphony orchestra with that of a grand organ. It is marvellous to invite Rob Goodrich to display his virtuosity with us again.

  • Start time – 19:30
  • Ticket prices:- £12 (adult), £10 (Friends), £2 (children)

 

For concert tickets, please phone Paul Chambers, on 07701 067644. For postal tickets, please send your requirements to:

Paul Chambers (WSO Tickets)
Brindle House
Common Lane
Shelfanger
Norfolk IP22 2DP

If ordering tickets by post, please remember to enclose an SAE. Cheques should be made payable to Wymondham Symphony Orchestra

 

 wymondhamsymphonyorchestra.org.uk

Jul
1
Sun
2018
Teddy Bears’ Picnic – 2 hours of musical fun for the under 5s @ Kings Head Meadow
Jul 1 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Two hours of musical fun for the under-fives with professional musicians and entertainers Mary Lovett and Hayley Moysesteddy bears' picnic 2013.

This is a great opportunity for those with young children to relax with friends and other families. Bring a picnic and rugs to sit on. Hopefully, umbrellas will only be required as sunshades!

The clubhouse bar and facilities will be available from 11am

Event supported by:

Wymondham Town Football Club

Wymondham Town Council

Orchard Toys

Guided Town Walk @ meet at War Memorial
Jul 1 @ 12:00 – 14:00

Guided walk by by Blue Badge Guide Judy Hawkins

Find out more about our historic town

Meet at the War Memorial, Town Green

No need to book just turn up on the day

 

Concert by highly acclaimed local Cavick String Quartet @ Baptist Church
Jul 1 @ 16:00 – 17:30

Cavick Strinq Quartet

 

More details to follow

 

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Festival Evensong @ Wymondham Abbey
Jul 1 @ 18:30 – 19:30

Wymondham Abbey Choir conducted by Rob Goodrich, with organ – details to follow.

www.wymondhamabbey.org.uk

Jul
7
Sat
2018
Feathersfest – 11 Live Stage Acts @ The Feathers
Jul 7 @ 12:00 – 23:15

11 Live Stage Acts
Food All Day, including BBQ and Ice creams.
CDs, by the Stage Acts, on sale.
Handmade Jewellry + more.

 

 

 

Admission Free.

Event organised by Robin Duhig

 

Wymondham Choral Society Summer Concert – Purcell King Arthur – The Brook Street Band and friends @ Wymondham Abbey
Jul 7 @ 19:30

Organised by

Wymondham Choral Society
www.wymondhamchoralsociety.org.uk

 

Sat 07 Jul 2018 7.30pm Wymondham Abbey
 
Purcell  King Arthur

We are delighted to welcome back

The Brook Street Band
and friends

Charlotte Ashley  soprano
Laura Morgan      soprano
Daniel Joy    tenor
Rupert Reid  bass 

Ticket information to follow

 

 

Dec
28
Fri
2018
Messiah Choir @ Attleborough Church
Dec 28 @ 18:00

Messiah Choir

conductor:  Philip Simms

featuring: 

The Cavick Quartet, under Chris Lawrence

on Friday  28  December 2018
6:00 pm at Attleborough Church
doors open 5:00pm

Refreshments will be available during the interval

 

TICKETS:
Audience  £5;  SIngers  (members of Messiah Choir) £10,

are no longer avaiable online BUT WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR

Audience tickets are also available from The Parish Office of Attleborough Church which is open from 10am to Noon Monday to Friday

Singers  please refer to your emails from Messiah Choir for further details including your 4.45pm arrival time

 

Jan
25
Fri
2019
Charity Burns Night Supper & Ceilidh with Happy Feet @ Wymondham Central Hall
Jan 25 @ 18:00

Charity Burns Night  Supper & Ceilidh 

organised by Wymondham Rotary & Lions Clubs

this year In aid of:

Rotary International Causes including; The Eradication of Polio & Shelterbox

& Lion’s local causes including:Dementia & Diabetes Care

at

Wymondham Central Hall, Back Lane, Wymondham, Norfolk,  NR18 0QB

on

FRIDAY 25TH JANUARY 2019

6-00pm –  Doors open

7-00pm – Traditional Burns Night two course meal (Haggis, baked potatoes plus ‘neaps’ with whisky gravy, followed by Cranach)  With  Piper, Selkirk Grace & Address to the Haggis by Mike Corbett

8-00pm   Dancing to Happy Feet Ceilidh Band   www.ceilidh.org.uk

with

BAR all evening (profits going to the charitable causes)

Tombola (proceeds going to the charitable causes)

TICKETS cost £20 including the meal (but not drinks at the bar)

& are  *** SOLD OUT & NO LONGER AVAILABLE ***

They were being sold

 online from this Wymondham Music Festival website tickets page

from Reeves, 2 Market Street, Wymondham, NR18 0BB

& from Wymondham Rotary by

 email: terry@chestnutcottage.org or jamwilde@hotmail.com

or  tel: 01953 789305 or 01953 607564

 

Apr
21
Sun
2019
Natural Causes with Silent Films @ The Regal
Apr 21 @ 16:00

Natural Causes  are a quartet from Norwich, Torquay, Huddersfield and Lancaster. They write and arrange songs by email, improvise, and collaborate internationally and write instant songs.

 
For this weekend in Norfolk, they will be playing live with silent films, alongside playing songs. At the Regal Cinema, they will perform their accompaniment to the 1940/50s experimental film-maker Maya Deren’s ‘At Land’, which Natural Causes accompany with six songs from words by the poet Jackie Kay.
 
They will also perform with ‘The Wax Inspector’, a collaboration with the West Yorkshire puppet theatre company Faulty Optic. They will play new songs, songs from their Wire-reviewed album, ‘Spoons’, and more… In The Wire, Clive Bell called ‘Spoons’ “a five-song 30 minute offering that oozes wide-eyed charm.”
 
Natural Causes will be supported for this gig by  The Happy Couple – the Surlingham-based instrumental duo of Judith Goodman (stringed instruments) and David Ross (jaw harp and mouthbow). They play folky instrumentals inspired by the outdoor locations where they often play and compose their pieces.
 
Come along for an afternoon of silent films, visuals, songs and more… 
 
 
Event organised by Chris Dowding
 
Supporters:
 
May
25
Sat
2019
Town Busking Day @ Market Place
May 25 @ 10:00 – 16:00

The Town Busking Day is one of our well-established events. Musicians perform all over town create a wonderful atmosphere.

If you have never busked before do come along on Saturday, May 25 and join in the fun. Individual musicians and groups are very welcome  & can meet us  in the Market Place from 10am, or call 01953-333500 if they wish.

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Jun
21
Fri
2019
Music In Libraries – Classical Guitar @ Wymondham Library
Jun 21 @ 11:00 – 12:30

Celebrating World Music Day and the opening of the Wymondham Music Festival, enjoy the sounds of the classical guitar at Wymondham Library at 11 am on Friday 21st June.

Jazz NOT at the Abbey: The Spirit of Trane – Gilad Atzmon and The Orient House Ensemble @ Central Hall
Jun 21 @ 19:30

Gilad Atzmon and The Orient House Ensemble

The Spirit of Trane
Marking fifty years without John Coltrane, Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble attempt to reflect upon the beauty of the man’s music. John Coltrane was the most influential tenor saxophonist in jazz history. Whether it is his patented sheets of sound, his rapid-fire improvisations, the advanced harmonic progressions, the sonic impact of the best jazz quartet ever or his lush interpretations of the most beautiful ballads, no aspiring music lover can afford to neglect the music of Trane. But Coltrane is far greater than the sum of his outstanding musical achievements. He was a voice of a generation, an artistic revolutionary spirit, a man who transformed anger into love and plight into a humanist message. Coltrane is for us jazz at its best: an authentic creative wave of constant transformation and innovation. Trane is for us, first and foremost, a spirit.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE

Gilad Atzmon – tenor & soprano sax, clarinet, bass clarinet

Ross Staley – piano

Yaron Stavi – acoustic bass

Enzo Zirilli – drums

 

www.gilad.co.uk

 

 

Supporters:

details will appear here

 

 

 

Jun
22
Sat
2019
Norfolk West Gallery Quire – open workshop day @ Fairland United Reformed Church
Jun 22 @ 09:30 – 15:30

With heart and voice!
Come to our open workshop day
Saturday 22 June 2019, 9.30 to 3.30
Fairland Church Centre, Wymondham, NR18 0AG
A fun taster session for everyone!
A chance to sing or play West Gallery music with other quires and individuals
Instrumentalists especially welcome!
Get in the mood and come in costume – you won’t be alone!
Weather permitting we’ll have our lunchbreak on the Fairland.
Bring a rug and a picnic lunch. Drinks will be available.
Norfolk West Gallery Quire
Dedicated to bringing back to life the music that was an integral part of worship in England for 150 years, from about 1700 to 1850.
www.norfolkwestgalleryquire.org.uk

 

West End Waiters @ Central Hall
Jun 22 @ 13:00 – 14:00

West End Waiters 

A few years ago a group of friends got together to sing a few songs, they enjoyed it and those that heard them enjoyed listening to them so they became The Westend Waiters and went ‘on the road”

Since that time they have travelled all over Norfolk from Hunstanton to Lowestoft and Downham Market to Rollesby, bringing their unique blend of humorous song and verse to audiences as diverse as WIs, Bowls clubs, Good Companions, Senior Citizen clubs and many others.

Their songs are all from that age when the tune was important and the words told a story…. And if they are a bit naughty sometimes … well, so much the better! Laughter is contagious and we like sending audiences home with smiles on their faces.

One of their first members sadly developed Motor Neurone Disease and died a few years ago. He has been their inspiration to raise funds to research into the terrible disease and they are currently in sight of £23,000.There are 9 in the group: 6 gentlemen and 3 ladies, all of whom are of mature years!

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YoungStars – Concert by budding young musicians @ Baptist Church
Jun 22 @ 16:00 – 18:00

 

Concert by young musicians from grades 1 to 5

YoungStars at the Baptist Church! 2018 was the inauguration of this event, when a wonderful audience turned out to hear about an hour’s worth of music performed by youngsters who have passed their beginning stages, and have embarked on the early grades of their musical careers.

Please come out to give our 2019 youngsters a well earned enthusiastic response!

 

 

Supporters names will appear here

 

Kannannaq – a fabulous Norfolk based Wind Quintet @ Wymondham Abbey
Jun 22 @ 19:30 – 21:30

Kannannaq – a fabulous Norfolk based Wind Quintet

The members of Kannannaq, a newly formed Norfolk based Wind Quintet, are well known to Norfolk music audiences and beyond.

Anna Hopkins wows with her brilliant fluency on the flute whether with piano, in trios, quartets, quintets and in the Norwich Phil. Is there anything involving flute she hasn’t performed?

Neil Johnson has played oboe in all the main Norfolk orchestras and, as a trained medic, will revive you when you swoon.

Susie Thomson‘s dulcet clarinet playing belies many years teaching the instrument and working in music therapy.

Derek Oldfield, as ex-Liverpool Phil player and RSC music director, brings experience and finesse with his horn playing.

John Mason, free-thinking bassoonist, for many years ran the concert series in Trunch and looks forward to presenting a fabulous programme to the Wymondham audience in our wonderful Abbey.

BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE

Detailed programme and background:

During the late eighteenth century orchestras, which had been built around standardized combinations of stringed instruments, began also to include a standard set of wind instruments: pairs of flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons and horns, and sometimes other instruments, such as trumpets. Most of these instruments were also considered to be ‘outdoors’ instruments and, at a time when no public address systems for performance or for advertising were possible, these instruments played a significant role in the promoting of larger, more expensive musical productions. For example, most of Mozart’s operas exist in contemporary arrangements for wind octet, so that people on the street could hear what they might be in for if they attended the opera. Symbiotically, a successful opera might also have provided wind players with opportunities for performing ‘favourites’ from these operas. Mozart and Haydn, among others, wrote much fine original music, too, for wind sextet and/or octet, a genre known as ‘Harmoniemusik’.

During the same period string players were being asked to play quartets for more intimate, indoor gatherings. It was not until early in the nineteenth century, from the Biedermeier period on, that wind players, too, were brought in from the cold outdoors and invited to perform chamber music.  The string quartet cannot not be emulated by four wind players, as these need more gaps in their playing to be able to physically sustain a musical work of, say, 20-minute duration. It fell to Beethoven’s almost exact contemporary Antonín Reicha, to find the solution to this problem: namely using five wind instruments – one each of flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn. The music largely uses 3- or 4-part harmony, but gains, from the stamina perspective, by giving periods of rest in turn to the wind players and, from the musical perspective, by having the interweaving colours of five heterogenous instruments (as opposed to the four homogenous instruments of the string quartet). Reicha wrote 24 quintets and the younger Franz Danzi followed suit.

Whereas the modern string quartet concert reflects a repertoire based on original compositions for the genre, the modern wind quintet concert reflects the greater diversity of origin, usually with a mix of original quintets and arrangements, the latter often having a slant towards more popular, vernacular styles. This blend is reflected in tonight’s programme. We have arrangements of the Magic Flute Overture (albeit from 1984), a Poulenc piano solo and Beethoven’s Trio for Two Oboes and English Horn. We have added our own arrangements of music by Dowland and Berkeley (pieces which have distinct Norfolk connections). We have original wind quintets works by Danzi and the Magyar-American Denes Agay. Finally, we have two works utilising folk song, by Gilbert Vinter and South Norfolk’s own Sir Malcom Arnold, which show strongly the cross-fertilisation of original composition and arrangement and which make the wind quintet repertoire such a vibrant part of playing a wind instrument.

Kannannaq  (abbey concert 22nd June 7.30)

Franz Danzi (17 63 – 1828):  Wind Quintet in G minor  ( Allegretto – Andante – Menuett & Trio – Allegro)

Francis Poulenc (1899 – 1963) arr. G Emerson:  Novelette no 1 in C

John Dowland (1563 – 1626) / Giles Farnaby (1563 – 1640 ) arr. J Mason: Lachrymae

Sir Malcolm Arnold (1921 – 2006):Three Shanties (Allegro con brio – Allegretto semplice – Allegro vivace)

 Interval

Wolfgang Amade Mozart (1756-91) arr. D. Carp: Overture to ‘Die Zauberflöte’ KV 620

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827) arr. N Johnson: ‘Allegro’ from Trio in C Op 87

Sir Lennox Berkeley (1903 – 89) arr J. Mason: Short Piece Op 4 no 3 (Moderato)

Denes Agay (1911 – 2007): Five Easy Dances (Polka –  Tango – Bolero – Waltz – Rumba)

Gilbert Vinter (1909 – 69): Two miniatures (‘from Norfolk’;  ‘from Devon’

 

 

 

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Jun
23
Sun
2019
Teddy Bears’ Picnic – 2 hours of musical fun for the under 5s @ Kings Head Meadow
Jun 23 @ 11:00 – 13:00

Two hours of musical fun for the under-fives with professional musicians and entertainers

Mary Lovett

and

Mr Wang’s Cat
American folk songs
vocals/acoustic guitar double-bass – Calum McKemmie

This is a great opportunity for those with young children to relax with friends and other families. Bring a picnic and rugs to sit on. Hopefully, umbrellas will only be required as sunshades!

The clubhouse bar and facilities will be available from 11am

Event supported by:

Wymondham Town Football Club

Wymondham Town Council

 

*EVENT CANCELLED* – Cavick String Quartet Recital @ Baptist Church
Jun 23 @ 16:00 – 17:30

UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT IS  CANCELLED

The Cavick String Quartet  was formed in 2009 by leading string players in Norfolk with a shared passion for chamber music and the realisation that performance was an essential part of their enjoyment. They now perform regularly in Norfolk.

Led by violinist Ben Lowe with Anne Vallins, Ben Payne and Chris Lawrence, they will play a superb programme of music.

UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT IS  CANCELLED

Jun
24
Mon
2019
Winner of Norfolk Young Musician Competition – Leila Hooton – flute @ Wymondham Abbey
Jun 24 @ 13:00 – 13:50

Leila Hooton – flute

We’re delighted that Leila Hooton, winner of the Norfolk Young Musician Competition will be playing for us at Wymondham Abbey.

Leila is currently in her second year, studying BMus Flute performance at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (RBC). She currently studies with Marie-Christine Zupancic, Judith Hall and Andrew Lane.

Leila is originally from Norwich and before joining Conservatoire, learnt with Anna Noakes. She was a member of Aldeburgh Young Musicians and Britten Sinfonia Academy. In 2017, she came first place in the Woodbridge Young Musician Competition.

Now at the Conservatoire, Leila has had the opportunity to play in the RBC Symphony, Repertoire and Chamber Orchestras and is also a current member of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Youth Orchestra and Academy. She also enjoys playing in Joe Broughton’s Conservatoire Folk Ensemble and the Hooton Wind Quintet. Leila has been lucky enough to play in various masterclasses for teachers such as Lady Jeanne Galway, Emily Beynon and Eric Lamb. Earlier this year in January, Leila won Norfolk Young Musician of the year. Later this year in September, Leila will begin her third year by studying abroad on an Erasmus placement in either The Hague or Cologne. In her spare time, she enjoys singing in the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber choir.

Accompanist:  Julian Trevelyan – piano

As a teenager, Julian won laureates and prizes at international piano competitions in England, France, Germany, and Belgium.  He now has a busy European concert schedule.  Recent recitals have included performances of Beethoven’s Diabelli variations in London and Munich; and works by Schumann and Mozart in a Masterclass at the Musikverein in Vienna.

Julian was a chorister in St Albans Cathedral, and is an alumni of Aldeburgh Young Musicians, and Pro Corda.  He composes, plays the violin and enjoys chamber music, and is currently studying piano in Paris and music at Oxford. 

Programme:

Georg Philipp Telemann – Fantasie No.2 A Minor
Charles M. Widor – Suite for flute and piano Op.34
Paul Hindemith – Achtstucke
Dave Heath – Out of the cool
Bohuslav Martinu – Sonata for Flute and Piano

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*EVENT CANCELLED* – Tea Dance with Musicmakers @ Central Hall
Jun 24 @ 14:30 – 16:30
 EVENT CANCELLED

Tea Dance with Musicmakers

 

 

 

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Jazz Picnic with Simon Nelson’s DixieMix @ Becketswell Meadow,
Jun 24 @ 18:00 – 21:00

 

 

wymondham music festival_jazz picnic_dixiemixSimon Nelson’s DixieMix, who famously toured with Rod Stewart, will once again be entertaining the crowds at our annual summer evening picnic, now in its 24th year. Bring picnics, chairs and rugs. Ice cream and real coffee will

be on sale.

Please use the FREE shuttle bus service from Central Hall car park from 17.45 to 21.15. The only parking available at the venue will be for disabled drivers.

Entry is free, although there will be collecting buckets at exits for donations to help defray some of the costs of this event.

dixiemixjazz.com

Supporters:

Fosters Solicitors LLP

Tan Cars

Toilets + Ltd

Wymondham Lions Club

Wymondham Town Council

 

Jun
25
Tue
2019
Wymondham Ukulele Group @ Methodist Church
Jun 25 @ 13:00 – 14:00

wymondham ukelele groupLunchtime performance by Wymondham Ukulele Group  at Wymondham Methodist Church

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Jun
26
Wed
2019
Mikhail Kazakevich – Russian Pianist of exceptional lyrical quality @ Wymondham Abbey
Jun 26 @ 13:00 – 13:50

Mikhail Kazakevich – Russian Pianist of exceptional lyrical quality

We are delighted to welcome Mikhail Kazakevich at Wymondham Abbey in this lunchtime concert.

“One of Russia’s best-kept secrets’ is how they like to promote him and for once it’s true. Of the floods of musicians from the CIS now filling the concert halls and recording studios of the West, Mikhail Kazakevich is one of the most worthy of listening time.” – The Times (UK)

“I was working in Marylebone Lane at Bosendorfer Pianos at the time. We were privileged to hear many wonderful pianists, established and up and coming. I never forgot Mikhaïl Kazakevich who wowed us with his extraordinary sensitive, and beautiful playing. We are so lucky he has agreed to come play for us!”

Mikhail Kazakevich is currently a Professor of Piano at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. He frequently gives Master Classes and adjudicates at the London Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music and the Atlantic College of Wales.

He came to London in 1992,  and made his debut at Wigmore Hall. He was then signed exclusively by the BMG/Conifer recording label, and has made numerous recordings. He has played solo and with orchestras at prestigious venues and festivals in Austria, Germany, France, Russia, Switzerland, Denmark, South Korea and the Middle East. 

Programme:

Schubert. Impromptu in A flat major Op.142
Schubert-Liszt       Sei Mir Gegrusst
                                            Gretchen Am Spinnrade

Schumann Novelette Op.21 No.1
Schumann-Liszt Widmung
>                              Fruhlingsnacht
Chopin Nocturne in B major Op.62
>              Impromptu in A flat major
Chopin-Liszt Spring
Wagner-Liszt Isolde Liebestod
Mahler-Kazakevich Second movement from Symphony No.1

www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/study/teaching-staff/mikhail-kazakevich

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Pre-concert Talk by Luca Luciano -stunning virtuoso clarinettist & composer @ Wymondham Abbey, Church Street
Jun 26 @ 18:30
Luca Luciano – very welcome return of stunning virtuoso clarinettist & composer with pianist Yuki Osedo @ Wymondham Abbey, Church Street
Jun 26 @ 19:30 – 21:30

Luca Luciano virtuoso clarinettist & composer with pianist Yuki Osedo

“Such a virtuoso musical performance and such joyful uplifting music I just couldn’t resist it.” Tom Robinson, BBC Radio, 2009

Internationally recognized for his groundbreaking contributions to contemporary clarinet music, praised by Musical Opinion (UK’s oldest classical music magazine) for his “constantly beautiful tone”, he started his career at a very young age and has since “established himself as the friendly face of contemporary clarinet”, according to the Clarinet & Saxophone Magazine.

His work has been described as “romantic, soulful and technically superb” and, with a repertoire that embraces more than two centuries of Western music, Luca is considered one of the most versatile musicians of his generation. Luciano has presented new works (either his compositions or music especially written/arranged for him) and rarely played music at some of the most established venues of the UK, Europe and America. He is mainly active as a solo artist presenting original projects via concerts/recitals and his experience includes TV and radio performances, master-classes and lecture-recitals, five solo albums, orchestra and chamber music.

Luca Luciano, together with internationally known pianist Yuki Osedo, will play two of the most beloved classics for clarinet and piano, the Brahms Sonata in F minor, and the Fantasy pieces op 73 by Schumann in the first half of their concert Wednesday, the 26th of June, 7:30 at Wymondham Abbey. In the second half, Luca will explore a more contemporary sound on his instrument, in music by Debussy, Luciano Berio, and Luciano himself.

Comments such as “a virtuoso performance, and such joyful uplifting music I just couldn’t resist it” from BBC presenter Tom Robinson, from Gianluigi Trovesi, in International Clarinettist Feb 2018 “a marvellous CD, Bravissimo Luca!” and from Richard Elliot “wonderful tone throughout…a true virtuoso” follow Luca around the world.

Don’t forget to come to the pre-concert talk at 6.30pm, when Luca will take us through his compositional process, and allow us to enjoy his music with a degree of insight!

We are in for a treat!

Order Your Tickets Here

Tickets cost just £15 (free for under 18s)

www.lucaluciano.com

Programme:

  • Fantasy Pieces Op. 73, for clarinet and piano (R. Schumann):

(Zurt und mit Audsdruck)

(Lebhaft, leich)

(Rasch und mit feuer)

  • Sonata for clarinet and piano n.1 in F minor (J. Brahms):

(Allegro Appassionato)

(Andante un poco agitato)

(Allegro Grazioso)

(Vivace)

INTERVAL

  • Lied, for clarinet solo (L. Berio)
  • Petite Piece (C. Debussy)

Homage to Debussy:

  • Fragment #10 (L. Luciano)
  • Fragment #2 (L. Luciano)
  • Fragment #3 (L. Luciano)
  • Sonata #3, in one movement (L. Luciano)

Homage to Poulenc:

  • Homage to Poulenc, for clarinet solo (L. Luciano)
  • Homage to Poulenc #2, for clarinet and piano (L. Luciano)
  • Neapolis (L. Luciano)

 

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Jun
27
Thu
2019
Rosamund Walton – superb local lyric soprano @ Wymondham Abbey
Jun 27 @ 13:00 – 13:50

Rosamund Walton – superb local lyric soprano

We can look forward to a voice “pure, and rich in tone..fill(ing)the church with its clarity with perfect intonation” in a concert of ravishing love song, English idyll and a song cycle about a hermit ranging from the pious to the humourous.

www.rosamundwalton.com

Rosamund Walton, soprano, trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she won the Norma Grieg French Song prize and a Barcaple Foundation Trust award. Her extensive concert platform experience has seen her perform as a soloist in some of the UK’s most prestigious venues working with orchestras such as The English Chamber Orchestra and the London Mozart Players.  Her numerous operatic roles have spanned Purcell to Britten.  She is currently Head of Vocal Studies at Norwich School.

Mary Howard studied at the University of Victoria in Canada, the Royal Academy of Music in London, with Dario de Rosa in Italy and with Bruce Vogt.  Mary has a passion for chamber music, and has played with the Hoffmeister Ensemble, cellist Ursula Pank, the Dexterity Trio, Norfolk Winds, the Degani trio, and baritone Bob Arnett.  She teaches piano in Wymondham and in Norwich.

 

 

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Young Musicians’ Concert @ Wymondham Abbey
Jun 27 @ 19:00 – 21:00

Our annual evening of music provided by local young musicians

More details to follow

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Jun
28
Fri
2019
Coffee time music with The Squeegees @ Baptist Church
Jun 28 @ 10:00 – 12:00

The Squeegees return by popular demand for their seventh appearance at the Festival. John and Dave are both skilled musicians and great fun. Enjoy sing-a-longs and memorable songs from the fifties, sixties and more.

This is a drop in event. Arrive any time during the session; treat yourself to a hot drink and homemade cake, enjoy the music and have a little dance.

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Debut Concert – for little’uns @ Kett's Books
Jun 28 @ 17:30 – 18:30

An evening of music from youngsters at the start of their musical careers.
With the support of the town’s dedicated private music tutors, we are able to showcase budding music talent.

Supported by Kett’s Books

*EVENT CANCELLED* – Festival Rock n’ Roll Dance with Kenny Lee & Hustler @ Central Hall
Jun 28 @ 19:30

Kenny Lee & Hustler

  • Unfortunately this event has been cancelled
  • All tickets purchased online have been refunded via PayPal & you should have received an email from PayPal
  • If you purchased printed ticket(s) via Puff’s Toyshop please take them back for a refund
  • Apologies from Wymondham Music Festival

 

Jun
30
Sun
2019
Music Lecture – very welcome return of Matthew Wadsworth Master of the Lute @ Baptist Church
Jun 30 @ 14:30 – 15:30

Highly acclaimed, world renowned and recorded Lutenist, Matt Wadsworth

Matthew Wadsworth drew us into his intimate world of music written for the lute and theorbo last year when he played for us in the Abbey. But he also spoke so well about his music, we thought how wonderful if we could entice him to do our lecture recital – and he said Yes! Master of the Lute, the Miller’s Tale was written specifically for Matt by Stephen Goss, as well as a concerto for theorbo. The title of his lecture will therefore be The Theorbo, a giant Lute with a big past, present and future.

www.matthewwadsworth.com

“You get the feeling that he’s playing for himself and for you, but not for a big public. Gestures are subtle, with an expressive range which flatters sophisticated ears… perhaps because he always plays from the heart, there’s an inner power and sincerity to his performances which make for compelling listening.”
–Simon Heighes, International Record Review

Matthew Wadsworth started his professional career as a lutenist in 2000. Working in the UK, Europe and North America as a soloist and chamber musician, he has appeared at most major concert halls and festivals, and can often be heard on radio, both in live performance and recordings. Matthew studied lute at London’s Royal Academy of Music with Nigel North, after which he spent a year at the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague.

Matthew has recorded for Avie, Deux-Elles, Linn, EMI, Channel Classics and Wigmore Live. His CD recordings have all received international critical acclaim, and have been featured as Gramophone Editor’s Choice on several occasions. His latest CD, Late Night Lute, was editors choice in the August 2017 edition of Gramophone magazine, and received 5 stars in BBC Music Magazine. You can buy a copy here tonight!

In 2011, Matthew trained in California to do a long distance motorbike jump, achieving a distance of more than 70 ft. A documentary of the project can be found on YouTube. The Wadsworths moved to Norwich in 2015, and are very proud to be a part of such a great city.

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Supporters:

The Madeline Storey Trust and Rotary Club of Wymondham

*EVENT CANCELLED* – Summer Pizzazz with: ALATI & David Ross @ Spooner Row Church
Jun 30 @ 18:00 – 21:00

SUMMER PIZZAZZ!

This year’s Summer Pizzazz presents a trio from London and Norwich, and a solo electronics support set by Norfolk-based improviser David Ross.
 
ALATI is a flexible ensemble led by trumpeter Chris Dowding, with different combinations used for different projects. This concert will feature a trio version of the band with Brigitte Beraha (vocals), Chris (trumpet & flugelhorn) and Dave O’ Brien (piano). They will perform songs from poems by Alice Oswald and Colin Simms.
 
This will include two sets of songs from various collections by Alice Oswald, with a theme of the sea, water and birds, that runs through the two sets of songs. They will also perform three songs from poems about the hen harrier bird by Colin Simms. The songs feature Dave O’ Brien’s fluid piano playing and Brigitte Beraha’s beautiful vocals.
 
There will be a short support set by David Ross playing improvised electronics. David recently released his debut solo album on the Manchester-based Cusp Editions label , and has performed with this setup at More Music in Morecambe, as well as collaborating with woodwind improviser Clive Bell.
 
Spooner Row Church, 6pm, 30th June, £6
 
Dec
4
Wed
2019
Silent Films with Bruce Vogt – Pianist @ The Regal
Dec 4 @ 14:30 – 17:00

Wednesday 4th December 2019 at 2.30pm

Silent Films
all accompanied live by improvisation master pianist Bruce Vogt whose knowledge of Silent Film is extraordinary
He will also speak about the films he will play during this lecture event

Charlie Chaplin –  Easy Street  – 24 minutes

Talk by Bruce Vogt

Intermission

Buster Keaton – Our Hospitality  – 74 minutes

“Silent films aren’t meant to be silent” says Bruce Vogt, classical pianist and head of keyboard at the University of Victoria where he has taught and lectured for the past 37 years. Our 2019 lecture event speaker has had a life long relationship with silent film, getting to know them as a teenager, when he and his brother started watching them, and improvising to them often throughout his career over the last 40 odd years here in England, Germany, Paris, Canada and Japan. In our Wymondham Festival Lecture event this year, Bruce will give us some insight into these films which he considers to part of the “golden age ” of film. And then we will be able to watch and listen too!

Tickets are available online from the tickets page on this website & on the door

Supporters:

The Regal Experience

The Madeline Storey Trust and Rotary Club of Wymondham

 

 

Jan
4
Sat
2020
Messiah Choir @ Attleborough Church
Jan 4 @ 18:00

Messiah Choir

conductor:  Rob Goodrich

featuring: 

Organist Neil Ricketts

1st Violin Elizabeth Marjoram; 2nd Violin Alex Girdlestone; Viola Andrew Cane; Cello Naomi Fry

and Double Bass Tim O’Riordan

Trumpeter Nick Jackson

The Soloists are: Soprano Kirsty O’Neill; Counter Tenor; Jake Barlow; Tenor Andrew Inglis; and Bass Daniel Wright.

on Saturday  04 January 2020
6:00 pm at Attleborough Church
doors open 16:45pm

Rehearsals for the soloists and musicians will start at 5pm and the choir will have the usual ‘warm up’ from 5.30 to 6pm.

Refreshments will be available during the interval for £3

TICKETS:
Audience  £5;  SIngers  (members of Messiah Choir) £10,

are  no longer avalable online but you are welcome to pay on the door

 

Singers  please refer to your emails from Messiah Choir for further details including your 4.45pm arrival time

 

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