Bach’s Goldberg Variations / Variations Down the Line

Saturday 25th September 2021, 7.30pm, St. Botolph’s Church, TRUNCH

Pianist Rachel Fryer will perform Bach’s Goldberg Variations with further exciting specially commissioned variations composed by Michael Finnissy, Nicola Lefanu, Alison Kay, Samuel Becker and Julian Broughton.
Rachel Fryer is a sensitive piano player who is known as much for the depth of her musical understanding as her virtuosity.  She studied in the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and The Royal College of Music, where she was awarded a Masters Degree in Advanced Performance. Rachel Fryer is equally at home as a soloist, with an orchestra or as an accompanist and has given recitals throughout the UK, including at Croydon’s Fairfield Hall and as part of ‘Live Music Now!’. Her recordings have been broadcast on Classic FM and on European radio and television and she is Visiting Lecturer in Piano Studies for the East Sussex Academy of Music.


Candlelit Christmas Concert
Handel, Haydn, Corelli, Buxtehude

Saturday 4th December 2021, 7.30pm, St. Botolph’s Church, TRUNCH

Norfolk Camerata is the new incarnation of the North Norfolk Chorale, a choir originally established as the North Walsham Choral Society in 1873. The Choir, exploring a wider range of music, in recent years achieved a high standard of musical performances. It will be their first concert after lockdown, and with a new leader – William Falconer. As a lay clerk in the choir of Norwich Cathedral, he received vocal tuition from Patricia Rozario. William occupies himself otherwise as a freelance musical administrator, singer, organist and pianist. He is the acting Musical Director of the Norfolk Camerata, accompanist to the UEA Choir, and administrator of the Southrepps Classical Music Festival. 

Dietrich Buxtehude (1637 – 1707). Christmas cantata ‘Das neugeborne Kindelein’

George Frideric Handel (1685 – 1759).  Three sequences from ‘Messiah’
     Comfort ye
     Every valley
     And the glory of the Lord

Arcangelo Corelli (1653 – 1713). Pastorale from’ Christmas Concerto’

Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809). Te Deum No 2 in C major
Out of your sleep – Richard Rodney Bennett (1936 -2012)
A boy was born – Benjamin Britten  (1913 -1976)
Lute-book Lullaby – traditional, arr. Geoffrey Shaw
The Sussex Carol – traditional, arr. David Willcocks
What sweeter music – John Rutter (born 1945)
The Shepherds’ Farewell – Hector Berlioz (1803 – 1869)
Past three o’clock – traditional, arr. Charles Wood
Here we come a-wassailing – traditional, arr. John Rutter

All concert proceeds will continue to be donated to Parish of Trunch Churches conservation and restoration projects.
The Church and community would like to thank both the audiences and the performers for their generosity. Since 1998 the concerts have raised about £40,000 towards these projects. Thanks too to the dynamic Trunch Village Society for its support for publicity.

Performers reserve the right to change their programmes from those indicated in the brochure or website. The organising team will take reasonable steps to give notice if any concert has to be postponed or cancelled. Please check this website for up to date information closer to the dates of the concert. To receive our newsletters please email admin@trunchconcerts.com