Trunch Concerts. Concerts in Trunch St Botolph’s Church
ROY ABRAMS 1929 – 2019
Cellist and Conductor Roy Abrams died Friday 13th December at his home in Trunch.
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 historic St Botolph’s Church in Trunch. To enable this to happen, he even placed his own grand piano in the church. From small beginnings with musical friends and playing three concerts a year, the project changed from friends playing music into a project to raise money for the Conservation and Restoration of the church fabric. Roy’s TRUNCH CONCERTS become an important part of North Norfolk life. Past professional performers include The London Schubert Players (twice), The London Mozart Players & Chloe Hanslip (NNDC/Orchestras Live), The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (twice) with Alison Bury and Anthony Pay (NNDC/Orchestras Live) and The Chapel Choir of Selwyn College (Cambridge) with Sarah MacDonald.
It will be a terrible gap without Roy, without his famous conclusions for the concerts, without his ideas, his humour and his encouraging support. Roy was a lovely, genuine, talented person who knew how to make the most of life. His young joviality will stay with us always.
Roy’s funeral will be on 8th January 2020, from 2pm in Milton Keynes.
2.00pm – Crematorium Service at Crownhill Crematorium, Milton Keynes, MK8 0AH
2.45pm transfer to Whittlebury Park, Orangery (about 30 mins drive)
3.15 to 3.30pm guests arrive at Whittlebury Park, Orangery
3.30 – 4.30 approx – Celebration of the Life of Roy Abrams
TRUNCH CONCERTS are organised at St Botolph’s Church, WITH LICENSED BAR.
Tickets at the door – £12 (£10 concessions, free under 16). Phone 01692 402624 or email for further details.
Tickets in advance – from Trunch corner stores, phone 01263 722072.
All concert proceeds will be donated to Parish of Trunch Churches conservation and restoration projects.
St Botolph’s Church, Trunch, North Walsham, Norfolk NR28 0PS.
St Nicholas Church, Swafield, North Walsham, Norfolk NR28 0PG.