The Roy Abrams Memorial Concert


Tchaikovsky, Brahms

Saturday 16th July 2022, 7.30pm,
St. Botolph’s Church, TRUNCH


The Icknield Trio with its leader pianist Anna Le Hair is delighted to be returning to Trunch with two fabulous nineteenth century works by Brahms and Tchaikovsky. It will be like a music battle between these two great composers of the 19th century.

Tchaikovsky and Brahms were both born on May 7, both became world famous. That coincidence didn’t help endear Brahms or his music to Tchaikovsky, who criticised Brahms a lot…



Joseph Haydn (1832-1809) – Hob. XV no. 9
Pyotr Tchaikovsky
(1840 – 1893) – Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50 
Johannes Brahms
(1833 -1897) – Piano Trio No.2, Op.87

The Icknield Trio was formed in 2015 by Anna Le Hair, Arwen Newband and Sarah Boxall. They have played for the Piano Trio Society in various venues in London on several occasions and in the City of London St Lawrence Jewry Summer Festival and are regular performers at the concert series in St Peters Church St Albans and St Mary’s, Aylesbury.

Cellist and Conductor Roy Abrams started TRUNCH CONCERTS in 1997. He retired to Trunch having been a professional musician and teacher.  Seldom will a retired musician give up playing for good and he therefore sought the opportunity to work with the local community to promote concerts in an historic Norfolk Church. To enable this to happen, he even put his own grand piano in St Botolph’s. 

From small beginnings with musical friends and playing three concerts a year, TRUNCH CONCERTS became an important part of cultural life in North Norfolk.  Thanks to Roy, since 1998 the concerts have raised about £40,000 towards restoration of the church. Roy Abrams continued to be involved in TRUNCH CONCERTS for 22 years until his death in December 2020. He contributed his ideas, knowledge, humour and his encouraging support. Roy did his famous conclusions for almost all the TRUNCH CONCERTS, the last time being in August 2019. He was a lovely, genuine, talented person and knew how to make the most of life. 

The concert will take  place in  St. Botolph’s Church in Trunch.
With a licensed bar. 
It’s good practice to wear face masks all the time, except when you are eating or drinking.  
The number of places is limited. Pre-booking only. Tickets: £15 – adult, £7 – children.

Tickets are available by phone 01692 402 624 or at Trunch Corner Stores, cash only (N Walsham Rd, Trunch, North Walsham NR28 0PL).

All proceeds will be donated to Trunch and Swafield Church restoration projects.