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 6th Aug.  SHERINGHAM SHANTYMEN. Sea shanties

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

Saturday 24th Sept. ICKNIELD Piano TrioHaydnTchaikovsky, Brahms

Saturday 15th Oct. The PANTALOONS theatre. Great Expectations

Saturday 10th Dec. SOUTHREPPS CHORALE. Candlelit Christmas Concert


ANDREW ROBERTS – Violin

RACHEL FRYER – Piano

Beethoven, Brahms, Bartok

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 Sonata  No. 7 (“Eroica”) – “a marvel of concentrated musical and psychological development”, and ending with Brahms’ Sonata in D minor op108, one of his most muscular and dramatic. It is Brahms’ last sonata for the violin-piano duo, represents the composer at the height of his powers. 

Beethoven’s C minor Sonata  for Violin and Piano No. 7 Op. 30, no. 2 was published in 1803, when his style was changing towards music of expanded weight and forcefulness that created a feeling of a spiritual quest or psychological journey. This ideal also inspired his chamber music of the time, Including “Eroica” sonata. The pinnacle of this style is Beethoven’s famous  Ninth Symphony in D minor (1824).

It’s interesting, that Brahms very rarely used the key of D minor in his large-scale instrumental works, and one is left to wonder whether the towering shadow of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony—in D minor—had anything to do with his caution in settling into that tonality. But Brahms’ Sonata op108 is indeed in D-minor! Clearly the tonality aroused Brahms’ most dramatic instincts, yielding music of great urgency, strength, and emotional intensity.

In between, Andrew and Rachel 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 (violin) comes from a highly distinguished dynasty: his father was the great pianist Bernard Roberts, and his brother Nicholas is cellist of the Coull Quartet; for over fifteen years they played together in the Bernard Roberts Piano Trio, releasing recordings of music by Frank Bridge and Stephen Dodgson to critical acclaim. A founder of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, long-time member of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, second violinist of the Fitzwilliam String Quartet, he is equally at home in the ‘modern’ and the ‘historically informed’ musical worlds. An experienced chamber musician, he was a member of the Auriol Quartet, and has been a guest of many ensembles such as the Dante and Salomon Quartets, Lontano, and Hausmusik, and also has an ongoing duo partnership with pianist Rachel Fryer.
Rachel Frier (piano) 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. 


TCHAIKOVSKY vs BRAHMS 

THE ICKNIELD TRIO

POSTPONED to
Saturday 24th September 2022, 7.30pm,

St. Botolph’s Church, TRUNCH

Concert dedicated to Roy Abrams 

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. 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.


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


SOUTHREPPS CHORALE

Candlelit Christmas Concert

Saturday 10 December 2022, 7.30pm, St. Botolph’s Church, TRUNCH

Southrepps Chorale is a community choir founded by Musical director, Stephen Richards in 2011.  The Chorale meets on Tuesday evenings and aims to provide its c.50 members with a wide variety of musical experiences and performance settings. Stephen Richards is a well-known Norfolk musician, B.Mus. LGSM.  After a career in music publishing, Stephen is active in music making as a conductor of choirs and music theatre and as a performer and teacher of clarinet and saxophone.

Southrepps village is famous for its own music festival  and the Chorale takes part each year, joined by professional soloists. In August 2022 Southrepps Chorale with great success performed at the festival with a programme of British choral music, including Henry Wood’s Fantasia on British Sea Songs and a new work, The Bravest Man. The  Chorale has sung in Bingham priory, St. Matthew’s Church, Ealing, London, The Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich, The Lighthouse in Sheringham, Gresham’s School Chapel, and other churches in Norfolk, including St. Botolph’s in Trunch.  

Southrepps Chorale maintains a close relationship with the beautiful church of St. James of Southrepps and performs as a church choir in some key village events such as The Royal Jubilee, Remembrance Sunday and  at Christmas.  They contribute to Southrepps village life through singing at events such as fetes and weddings, and even a flash-mob performance for charity in Morisons, Cromer. 

In December 2019 at St. Botolph’s Church in Trunch Southrepps Chorale gave a fantastic performance of one act comic opera “Trial by Jury” by Gilbert and Sullivan). In 2022 they are returning to Trunch with a Candlelit Christmas Concert.  

The concert at St.Botolph’s  will include Snow Angel by the young Canadian composer Sarah Quartet. Snow Angel is am evocative musical work that explores themes of love, rebirth, and beauty through the eyes of children and the heavenly army of angels that watch over them, wearing tomato a difference toothier lives.

 

The performance 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.

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.



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.

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