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



Sunday 19th December 2021, 4 pm & 7.30pm, St. Botolph’s, TRUNCH
“An imaginative and poignant adaptation” – Sussex Local Magazine

THIS IS MY THEATRE is a Sussex based theatre company which was formed in 2016 from talented young actors and musicians. Their first production was Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, performed in 2016 at St Botolph’s Church (South Downs near Steyning). Now THIS IS MY THEATRE with great success tours all over the country and performs in historical places like medieval churches and National Trust venues. In December 2020 THIS IS MY THEATRE brought A Christmas Carol  to Trunch and received a very enthusiastic reception.  
What people said about the performance at St Botolph’s in 2020:
“It was a truly wonderful and extraordinary performance and a very clever production for such a small team of Actors. ”

“Quality of the acting and the stage production was truly awesome!“
“Such a delightful afternoons entertainment.  What a talented lot the youngsters are!”“What a fantastic production. Did me a power of good in these gloomy times.”

All event 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.

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