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The Category Norwich is a subset of Norfolk. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Norwich which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Eaton Concert Series

- Jonathan Wyatt Big Band

Livewire Opera Company

- Norfolk West Gallery Quire

- Norwich Arts Centre

- Norwich Citadel Band

- Norwich Harmony

- Norwich Pops Orchestra

- Sing With Pride

- Wymondham Music Festival

- Wymondham Youth Music Society

 

! Norwich KEY
VISITS (to Website)42
VIEWS (of this Record)56

‘A charity for education and the promotion of the arts in Norfolk ... We have two gallery spaces, each with a different exhibition at any one time. The exhibitions change every two weeks, so there is always something new to see. Upstairs in the music room, we have a busy programme of music featuring artists from the UK and abroad who vary in style from Classical Piano to Jazz and Folk.‘

 

* Anteros Arts Foundation
VISITS (to Website)298
VIEWS (of this Record)218

‘Lunchtime classical concerts ... showcasing prize winning musicians in the stunning Georgian Music Room of The Assembly House in Norwich.’

 

* Assembly House Classical
VISITS (to Website)104
VIEWS (of this Record)116

Norfolk & Norwich Music Club promotes an annual series of classical chamber music concerts under the title Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music. The Club was founded in 1951.’

 

* Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music
VISITS (to Website)179
Also indexedNorfolk & Norwich Music Club
VIEWS (of this Record)251

‘Supports amateur musicians and singers on their musical journey and showcases their love of music. If you sing, play strings, brass or keyboards or almost any other instrument whether solo or in a duet, group or orchestra there is a place for you in the Festival. We run an annual series of events, each one giving you the chance to perform, learn and share your love of music.’ Held Mid March.

 

* Norfolk County Music Festival
VISITS (to Website)175
VIEWS (of this Record)188

‘Our vibrant and friendly club has been in existence since 1972 and has been mostly successful, with monthly concerts by top visiting organists watched by a good crowd of enthusiasts. Hammond and jazz organ, traditional theatre style organ, modern orchestral arrangements and good old straight (electronic) piano playing – singing too – all have their place at our meetings ... Like a lot of clubs, we have had a few hard times in the past few years. However in 2010 we moved from the Royal British Legion premises to a lovely new venue at Drayton Village Hall and our numbers have been steadily increasing ever since.’

 

* Norwich Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club
VISITS (to Website)79
VIEWS (of this Record)306

'We have a weekly folk song session, hosted by a club or guest MC, with a wide mixture of tunes and songs. Entry is free and we welcome all performers ... The popular showcase nights give invited performers a chance to spread their wings in a couple of longer spots within the song session. Entry is also free on these nights ... We book a variety of well known and up-and-coming local, national and international performers on a monthly basis and make a reasonable charge for those nights.'

 

* Norwich Folk Club
VISITS (to Website)250
VIEWS (of this Record)362

This exciting project aims to provides ensemble music making opportunities to young people in Norfolk. We offer a monthly Training Orchestra, a monthly Youth Orchestra, and a weekly Youth Choir ... In 2014, partly due to reductions in government funding of local music education, the landscape of available musical ensembles for students working at an intermediate level, changed. Although great opportunities to access intermediate ensembles subsidised by government still exist, the changes were substantial. This in turn meant that one particular model of operating ceased to be accessible - namely, the provision of a youth orchestra which meets monthly ... The Orchestrate! Project aims to offer musical opportunities which do not rely on government funding in order to operate on a day-to-day basis - hopefully being able to provide stability in provision, regardless of the ever changing climate of governmental priorities.’

 

* The Orchestrate! Project
VISITS (to Website)112
VIEWS (of this Record)166

‘There has been a team of handbell ringers in Honingham for over 40 years! ... The team plays a wide range of music on a 3 ½ set of traditional English handbells, which were manufactured over a century ago. We also ring around 3 octaves of handchimes too! ... The music played is varied and includes classics, tunes from shows and light popular favourites, thus providing entertainment for all. Many team members have gained experience from working with internationally recognised conductors throughout the UK and overseas, developing a range of interesting techniques to enhance the sound of bells. At local music festivals, the team has achieved outstanding results and been complimented on their musicality.‘

+ Bellfolk Handbell Ringers
VISITS (to Website)85
VIEWS (of this Record)210

Keswick Hall Choir Norwich, founded in 1969, is widely regarded as Norfolk’s leading amateur chamber choir. Currently consisting of around 40 voices, its repertoire extends from the 15th to the 21st centuries. The choir enjoys an excellent reputation, in particular for its performances of Renaissance and contemporary music.’

 

+ Keswick Hall Choir
VISITS (to Website)67
VIEWS (of this Record)178

‘Came about through a bunch of friends getting together in 1961 to play Mozart for fun from May to October when the Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra playing season came to an end ... eventually putting on their first concert at the Assembly House in Norwich in 1962. Considering the chosen name for this new Norwich Orchestra, the first concert didn’t actually feature any Mozart! Nevertheless the concert was a huge success and this encouraged the Orchestra to put on further concerts ... The Orchestra now plays two concerts a year, one in October and one in May ... The Orchestra also performs two further concerts a year in June and July at churches in Norfolk and Suffolk. Depending on the programme you may or may not get to hear some Mozart!‘

 

+ Mozart Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)108
VIEWS (of this Record)202

'We produce one show a year at the Theatre Royal, Norwich and, through the Threshold Theatre Group, a second show at the Norwich Playhouse and profits from these shows are used, amongst other things, to give grants and bursaries to Members and Norfolk people talented enough to be offered places for further education in Performing Arts.'

+ Norfolk & Norwich Operatic Society
VISITS (to Website)325
VIEWS (of this Record)348

‘Formed in 2006, Norwich Baroque works with eminent soloists from the early music world to give fresh and vibrant performances of music by popular and less well known Baroque composers; from Handel and Vivaldi to Capel Bond and Mudge.‘

+ Norwich Baroque
VISITS (to Website)262
VIEWS (of this Record)322

‘We are a Concert Band based in Norwich and consist of a committed group of Woodwind, Brass and Percussion players. We play a wide range of music at various venues in and around Norfolk throughout the year ... Founded in 1997, from a four-member ensemble ...  we now have a band that comprises over 36 active members whose enthusiasm and dedication has resulted in the band performing concerts to a very high standard and rewarding the community with great music! ... Unlike many concert bands across the UK NCCB is self-financing and we have, over the years, been able to give back to our local charities by raising in excess of £14,000 for many good causes.’

 

+ Norwich City Concert Band
VISITS (to Website)119
VIEWS (of this Record)290

‘The Norwich Philharmonic Society has been a focus for high-quality amateur music-making in Norwich since its first performance in 1841. The Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra give 4 or 5 concerts a year from a diverse repertoire, giving pleasure to audiences and members alike ... Accomplished orchestral players are welcome to audition for a place in the orchestra if one is available. There are currently waiting lists for all sections, but that shouldn't discourage applicants from enquiring, as the list situation is subject to frequent change. When applying to join the orchestra, please give details of orchestral experience, grades attained (minimum grade 8) and/or music college attended. Auditions and/or trials are heard by an orchestra member appointed by the Committee in consultation with the Principal Conductor and their decision is final.’

 

+ Norwich Philharmonic Society
VISITS (to Website)113
VIEWS (of this Record)204

‘A friendly enthusiastic group of 30 men ... meeting regularly to enjoy learning repertoire and rehearsing for performances. We produce our own concert events several times a year in Norwich and Norfolk to entertain you and to uphold the traditions of male voice choral singing ... We feature a growing range of traditional male voice choral and contemporary standards, the sacred, secular, spiritual, festive and seasonal, as well as songs from the Shows, the Great American Song Book and extended features, fantasies and classical items. Our concert events also often include a variety of solo and group contributions from among our own enthusiastic membership!’

+ Norwich Phoenix Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to Website)143
VIEWS (of this Record)367

Formed 1981: ‘The original objectives were to provide opera performances for children and young people, and opera for all, of high quality at modest cost, and to take opera to areas and venues where this art form is seldom seen. Opera da Camera developed as a small-scale touring group to perform rare operas as well as some of the more standard repertoire, excerpts and concerts performing not only in various theatres and at festivals, but also in unusual venues for opera’.

+ Opera da Camera
VISITS (to Website)89
VIEWS (of this Record)141

’18 piece big band for dances, weddings, fetes, concerts or any event that needs to go with a swing!. From classic Glenn Miller, Rat Pack, swing and latin standards to more modern repertoire.‘

 

+ Pavilion Big Band
VISITS (to Website)132
VIEWS (of this Record)358

‘The Sillars Orchestra plays a wide range of great works, predominantly "light music", and we play every piece in the belief that the musical experience should be enjoyable. We offer every amateur musician who seeks the opportunity for self improvement the chance to play their chosen instrument in a fun and sociable setting. The orchestra is formed of string, woodwind, brass and percussion.’ The Orchestra was founded in 1926 by John Archibald "Archie" Sillars.

+ Sillars Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)145
VIEWS (of this Record)194

‘Formed in the autumn of 1986 as resident orchestra of St Gregory's Arts Centre in Norwich ... before the church sadly became unmanageable because of licensing restrictions.’ Now typically gives three concerts each season - Winter, Spring and Summer - plus participating in other events from time to time.

 

+ St Gregory’s Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)72
VIEWS (of this Record)142

‘We are a Norwich-based chamber choir of around 25 singers ... range in age from their 20s to their 70s, and come from all around the county. We combine excellent sight-reading skills and a collective desire to perform to a high standard with a friendly atmosphere! Our repertoire is extensive and varied, but we specialise in Renaissance and contemporary music. We give around five concerts a year and also help to raise money for local charities.’

+ Viva Voce Singers
VISITS (to Website)111
VIEWS (of this Record)184

‘The Society attracts members from a wide area: from Norwich in the north to Watton in the west. We enjoy the privilege of singing in some of the area's most beautiful churches. Concerts are performed to high musical standards with professional soloists and often with an orchestra. Our three major annual performances help raise money for a charity chosen by our members. Concerts are usually performed in Norwich, Wymondham Abbey and Attleborough.’

 

+ Wymondham Choral Society
VISITS (to Website)97
VIEWS (of this Record)236

‘A friendly, lively and ambitious group of musicians that plays regular concerts at a variety of locations within the Norfolk area. We have received much critical acclaim for our sensitive and involving performances. We attract members from all walks of life and provide them with the satisfaction of playing in an ensemble that has the skill and confidence to play exciting and demanding works. We have built up an enviable reputation, and are able to attract professional soloists of the highest calibre. We also encourage young talented soloists from Norfolk to play with us, often their first concerto with a symphony orchestra. Generally, we play three concerts a year, although we occasionally undertake additional events. We also hold an annual Open Rehearsal ... It’s not just about making music - we also like to have fun!’

+ Wymondham Symphony Orchestra
VISITS (to Website)105
VIEWS (of this Record)193

‘A thriving venue for live music, with an annual programme of concerts and recitals that features our own musicians, as well as visiting soloists, groups and ensembles. Throughout the year the choirs of Norwich Cathedral regularly perform large-scale works in the Cathedral, often accompanied by the period instrumentalists of Norwich Baroque. We also regularly host Live Music Nights at the Refectory, celebrating the best talent from the local music scene ... We stage free organ recitals throughout the year. You are invited you to come and enjoy the organ’s glorious sound and watch the performers as they play.‘

 

@ Norwich Cathedral
VISITS (to Website)136
VIEWS (of this Record)293

‘The largest and most successful theatre in the East of England with over 400,000 people attending annually to watch 400 performances, ranging from shows for pre-school age children to grand opera, and everything in between. We feature the best of West End shows from big musicals to great dramas, alongside dance, comedy, family shows, opera and music.’

@ Norwich Theatre Royal
VISITS (to Website)163
VIEWS (of this Record)214

‘A lively city centre parish church with regular Sunday and weekday services. We are a Christian community that tries to welcome everyone, whoever they are. We have a vibrant choral music tradition with Choral Scholars, Choristers, a Girls' Choir and a large parish choir called St Peter's Singers. We are a centre for cultural events and a popular venue for concerts including our own free Mancroft Music Saturday lunchtime recital series.’

 

@ St Peter Mancroft Norwich
VISITS (to Website)120
Also indexedSt Peter’s Singers
VIEWS (of this Record)227

'The Halls in Norwich, Norfolk is the most complete medieval friary complex surviving in this country and has been welcoming visitors since passing into civic hands in 1538. Today these magnificent buildings are available for hire for private and public events ... St. Andrew's Hall is the centrepiece of The Halls and is the name by which many people refer to the whole complex of buildings ... It is regularly used for classical music concerts and during the annual Norfolk and Norwich Festival it hosts performances by jazz, world and folk artists from all over the world ... Behind the choir stalls is the organ that was specially commissioned and designed for St. Andrew's by the Bryson brothers in 1880.'

 

@ The Halls Norwich
VISITS (to Website)33
Also indexedSt Andrew's Hall
VIEWS (of this Record)42

'Launched in September 2014. The Centre exists to encourage musical activity amongst UEA students and to allow musically-talented students at UEA a chance to improve and showcase their skills.'

@ University of East Anglia
VISITS (to Website)256
VIEWS (of this Record)285

Started in 2004: 'The universal agreement was to produce a joint music listing calendar which would show the composite offering of classical music in the city as well as enabling all members to be informed of each others plans and activities. The aim is to promote music more widely across Norwich, Norfolk and the country.'

~ Music in Norwich
VISITS (to Website)245
VIEWS (of this Record)328

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