Saturday 2nd April. Fundraiser for refugees. SONGS for UKRAINE

Saturday 30th April. Dixie Mix jazz band. Classical jazz favourites

Tuesday 24th May. THE CONSONE quartet. HaydnSchubert, Mendelssohn 

Saturday 4th Jun. THIS IS MY THEATRE (Sussex). Alice in Wonderland

Saturday 16th Jul. ICKNIELD Piano TrioHaydnTchaikovsky, Brahms

Saturday 6th Aug.  SHERINGHAM SHANTYMEN. Sea shanties

Saturday 3rd Sept.  Rachel Fryer (piano), Andrew Roberts (violin). Beethoven, Bartok, Brahms

Saturday 15th Oct. The PANTALOONS theatre. Great Expectations

Saturday 19th Nov. THIS IS MY THEATRE (Sussex). The Nutcracker

Saturday 10th Dec. SOUTHREPPS CHORALE. Candlelit Christmas Concert


The Roy Abrams Memorial Concert

The ICKNIELD ENSEMBLE
Tchaikovsky, Brahms

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

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 Icknield Ensemble with its leader pianist Anna Le Hair is delighted to be returning to Trunch with two of the fabulous nineteenth century works by Brahms and Tchaikovsky. Both of that great composers were born on May 7, both became world famous. That coincidence didn’t help endear Brahms or his music to Tchaikovsky, who he criticised Brahms a lot…

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

The Icknield Ensemble:
Arwen Newband – violineSarah Boxall – celloAnna Le Hair – piano

The performance will take  place in  St. Botolph’s Church in Trunch.
With a licensed bar. Please, wear your face mask when you are taking your seat, and then you can remove them.
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.

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.


SHERINGHAM SHANTYMEN  

Songs of the sea

Saturday 6th August 2022, 7.30pm, St. Botolph’s Church, TRUNCH

During 1988 a group of local lifeboat men and friends formed a shanty singing group to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the private sailing and pulling Sheringham lifeboat the ‘Augusta’. They enjoyed the experience so much that they decided to continue. During those first few years as they expanded they welcomed a variety of singers and musicians to join the group but always supporting the RNLI. They formalised the group in 1990 naming themselves the Sheringham Shantymen.
Over the next 29 years the group developed their own style of performing songs of the sea constantly refining their music and always trying to entertain the public and raising funds for charity.

Sheringham Shantymen have visited Germany, Virginia USA twice, Ireland four times, Holland twice and France twice. As well as hundreds of local performances the group has entertained at prestigious Maritime Festivals at Bristol, Lincoln, Ipswich, Great Yarmouth, Southampton and Portsmouth Festival of the Sea.

They  have appeared on national television in ‘The Big Breakfast Show’, ‘Highway’ (with the late Sir Harry Secombe), Children in Need, and ‘Blue Peter’ for which they have ‘the badge’. Since 1990 the group has completed over 1,000 public performances, made three videos and recorded 7 CD’s the most recent one in 2016.

Sheringham Shantymen Musical Director  – Brian J Farrow


Andrey ROBERTS – Violine

RACHEL FRYER – Piano

Beethoven, Bartok, Brahms

Saturday 3rd September 2022, 7.30pm, St. Botolph’s Church, TRUNCH

Andrew and Rachel will perform a programme opening with Beethoven’s C minor Sonata op30 no2 and ending with Brahms’ dramatic Sonata in D minor op108. In between, they will play music by 20th century Hungarian masters Bartok and György Kurtág and 19th century Austro-Hungarian violinist Joseph Joachim, a great friend and advisor to Brahms.’

Andrew Roberts is the second violinist of the Fitzwilliam String Quartet. Equally at home in the ‘modern’ and ‘historically informed’ musical worlds, he is also a long-time member of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.  Rachel Frier is in demand as a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician and is the Founder and Musical Director of Music & Wine at St. Luke’s Church in Brighton. Rachel has collaborated with Andrew over many years and her performances in Trunch have always thrilled audiences. 


THE PANTALOONS THEATRE

Great Expectations

Saturday 15 October 2022, 7.30pm, St. Botolph’s Church, TRUNCH

“A cleverly adapted, joyous comic makeover of the treasured story.”
(The Stage)

“My father’s family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip. So, I called myself Pip, and came to be called Pip.”

The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons proudly present an affectionately anarchic adaptation of Charles Dickens’ captivating coming-of-age chronicle.

 

Join Pip the orphan on a journey through his eventful life via hilarious turns and tragic twists; filled with escaped convicts, eccentric spinsters, mysterious benefactors and gut-wrenching heartbreak.

INDOOR | NOT SUITABLE FOR UNDER 9s


All event proceeds will continue to be donated to Trunch and Swafield Church 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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