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.




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

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.
Jazz at the Abbey: Jo Fooks Quartet @ Wymondham Abbey, Church Street
Jul 6 @ 19:30

Jo Fooks Quartet

Jo Fooks – Sax

Ted Beaumant – Piano  (pianist in the Humphrey Lyttelton band)

Val Manix – Bass

Bobby Worth – Drums

“It led me to invite Jo Fooks into my band…I can report that in the year and-
a-half that has elapsed since then, she has developed further into a bright
star. I make no apology for singing her praises here. A brilliantly inventive player
and composer…”
Humphrey Lyttelton on BBC Radio 2 Best of Jazz

“Wow, was I in for a surprise. First Jo’s sound on tenor. Full and mellifluous with a sound that had distinct touches of the late great Zoot Sims. Both her lower and upper
registers were full and round and projected beautifully even without a microphone…
the enthusiastic crowd demanded two encores… All in all an excellent evening of
excellent jazz, with the musicians seemingly enjoying it as much as the audience.”
Don Emanuel

Supported by Peter and Margaret Colby and Angela and Les Daws




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

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


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