Town Busking Day @ Market Place
May 27 @ 11:00 – 14:00

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 27 and join in the fun. Individual musicians and groups are very welcome  & can meet us  in the Market Place from 11am, or call 01953 333500 if they wish.

IMG_2466 fbIMG_2595 fbIMG_2419 fbIMG_2470 fb


Wymondham Music Festival Fortnight 2017
Jul 1 @ 11:00 – Jul 16 @ 17:00

Please check back regularily to our events diary as events are being updated.

We have five free Wymondham Market Place events from 11am to 1pm on Saturdays: June 3, 10 and 24 and July 1, and 8.




Wymondham Symphony Orchestra Concert @ Wymondham Abbey, Church Street
Jul 1 @ 19:30

Wymondham Music Festival ConcertWSO logo




Overture Der Freischütz – Carl Maria von Weber
Cello Concerto in E minor – Edward Elgar with Andrew Harsley, cello (Norfolk young Musician of the Year 2016)
Symphony No.1 in D minor – Antonin Dvořák

In the first half of the 19th century, Weber’s opera Der Freischütz was a runaway success, and, to this day, its overture is the composer’s most famous work. Equally famous is the Cello Concerto by Elgar. During World War I, Elgar was appalled by the suffering caused and composed very little. Then he poured his feelings into works which ranked among his finest, including the cello concerto. WSO is delighted to support young local talent by inviting Andrew Harsley to be the soloist. In 1884, the Philharmonic Society of London invited Dvořák to write a new symphony. Although his New World Symphony is the most popular, the 7th Symphony is arguably the greatest one.

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

More details available from Malcolm Crane on 01953 798784

Lunchtime recital: Norfolk Young Musician – Lucy Thalange @ Wymondham Abbey, Church Street
Jul 4 @ 13:00

Lucy Thalange, mezzo soprano is Norfolk Young Musician 2017; accompanist, Duncan Barlow.

Lucy Thalange is Music Captain at Norwich High School for Girls, Co-Head Chorister of Norwich Cathedral Girls’ Choir and a member of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain. She is going to study at The Royal Academy of Music this September.

Lucy’s programme includes Frauenliebe und Leben, by Schumann, Villanelle (from Les nuits d’ete), by Berlioz, Romance, by Debussy and A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square, by Sherwin.

Retiring collection

Music Lecture: Peter Turrell – Guitarist and Luthier @ Baptist Church, Queens Street
Jul 4 @ 19:30

Peter Turrell – Guitarist and Luthier

Peter will play a musical programme that spans the past 500 years of stringed instrument history. From early renaissance lute music, through to baroque and romantic period tunes, as well as some modern classical and flamenco music.

Light refreshments served

Retiring collection


Supported by The Madeline Storey Trust and Rotary Club of Wymondham


Teatime recital: Rachel Groves – Harpist @ Wymondham Abbey, Church Street
Jul 5 @ 17:30

Rachel Groves – Harpist

Rachel will be playing the Scottish harp, the instrument on which she first fell in love with music. She will perform Scottish airs and dances along with some of her own compositions and favourite tunes that she has learnt over the years.
Rachel was joint winner of The Times newspaper’s national carol writing competition 2016 and last Christmas performed her carol it with the Bach Choir at the Cadogan Hall. This year she won the Clarsach Society’s Young Composer award. Her winning duet Sun Moon and Stars was premiered at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival 2017.
Music Themed Quiz @ Green Dragon, Church Street
Jul 6 @ 20:00
Wymondham Youth Orchestra Summer Concert @ Wymondham Abbey
Jul 8 @ 19:30

Wymondham Youth Orchestra Summer Concert

Wymondham Youth Orchestra is a complete chamber orchestra catering for players of grades 3 to 8+. Their repertoire is varied and tailored to its membership. Works classical to contemporary (including jazz) are tackled with enthusiasm. Wymondham Youth Orchestra has also inspired and premiered works by local composers.

Event organised by  Wymondham Youth Music Society.

Pay on the door.

Further info from: Linda White, t. 01953 529158

Massimo Redaelli Brown – harpsichord @ Baptist Church, Queens Street
Jul 9 @ 19:30

Massimo Redaelli Brown – harpsichord

The Welcoming Land – English and Italian seventeenth-century harpsichord music.

The concert will be an exploration of the interplay of indigenous and imported Italian elements in the music of the time, from Philips to Purcell and Byrd.


Retiring collection

Young Musicians’ Concert @ Wymondham Abbey, Church Street
Jul 10 @ 19:00

Our annual evening of music provided by local young musicians, including the premier of a piece for violin by Ken Crandell.

Supported by Tim and Ruth Semmence

Teatime recital: Alice Godfrey – trumpet & Rob Goodrich – organ @ Wymondham Abbey, Church Street
Jul 11 @ 17:30













Programme includes Vocalise by Sergie Rachmaninov (arr. Goodrich), Prayer of St. Gregory by Alan Hovhaness, Après un rêve by Gabriel Fauré (arr. Goodrich), Toccata for Organ by Theodore Dubois and Pie Jesu by Rob Goodrich. Guest soprano – Phoebe Pennington.

Alice Godfrey was a music scholar at Wymondham College and a member of the National Youth Wind Orchestra. She has just completed her studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

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.

Retiring collection

Recital supported by Simon Bean


MCC & WG: Madrigals, Catches, Canons and West Gallery @ Fairland United Reformed Church
Jul 11 @ 19:30


Madrigals, Catches, Canons and West Gallery vocal music from the 17th-19th century

featuring Dolce and Spooner Row West Gallery Quire


Free, with retiring collection.


Event organised by

John Dowding

Cobweb Cottage, 42 Queens Street, Spooner Row,NR18 9JU

& Philip Aldred



Luca Luciano in Concert @ Wymondham Abbey, Church Street
Jul 12 @ 19:30

Luca Luciano – clarinet  with piano accompaniment

Contemporary clarinet recital featuring original material from Luca Luciano’s last releases, along with classics by Gershwin, Weill and Piazzolla.

“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.

Supported by Hemstock’s



Music Themed Quiz @ Green Dragon, Church Street
Jul 13 @ 20:00
Wymondham Choral Society Summer Concert @ Wymondham Abbey
Jul 15 @ 19:30

Wymondham Choral Society, conductor Claire Dixon, presents Handel’s “Alexander’s Feast” with The Amadeus Orchestra of London and Catherine May, soprano, Daniel Joy, tenor, and Andrew McWilliams baritone.

This lively, tuneful work was composed to celebrate St Cecilia, the patroness of music. It has the sub-title “The Power of Music”.


Ticket £12, under 16 £5, from Reeve’s, 2 Market Street, Wymondham NR18 0BB or on the door


Permanent link to this article: