Sat 15th April Dixie Mix jazz band. Music of Louis Armstrong.

Sat 13th May Norwich Baroque Chamber Players. Secrets of Norfolk’s Royal Shipwreck” – Baroque music treasuresPurcell, Locke, Lawes.

Sat 3rd June BRUCE VOGT (Canada) – Piano recital. Chopin, Schubert.

Friday 9th June – Silent Movie Night with BRUCE VOGT, piano (at St.Nicholas Church, Swafield).

Sat 24th June François Pineau-Benois (Paris) – violin, Alexander Karpeyev (London) – piano. “The Voices of Exile” – Russian emigrés Music. Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Gretchaninoff.

Sun 2nd July Musical Village Fete at Swafield Hall

Sat 8th July Maria Konoshenko (Helsinki), mezzo-soprano. Cabaret – Tango – Foxtrot (at St.Nicholas Church, Swafield).

Sat 29th July The FIDELIO trio (BBC Radio 3, RTÉ Lyric FM, Sky Arts).
Haydn – Gypsy, Ravel – Trio, Dvorak – Dumky. Concert dedicated to cellist Roy Abrams (1929 – 2019), who started Trunch Concerts in 1997.

Sat 14th October The PANTALOONS theatreComedy of Errors.

Sat 9th December Candlelight Christmas Concert.


Dixie Mix JAZZ BAND

MUSIC of LOUIS ARMSTRONG

Saturday 15 April 2023, 7.30pm, St. Botolph’s Church, TRUNCH

The DixieMix Jazz Band, one of the UK’s most engaging and successful jazz ensembles, is returning to TRUNCH CONCERTS to open the 2023 season.

After their very succesfull concert at St.Botolph’s last year, the feedback was amazing: “A wonderful night’s music and entertainment that we are reliving again and again…”. “Congratulations on a very successful evening’s entertainment, for me personally it brought back many happy memories…”. This year the band will present in Trunch their new program of music of the legendary Louis Armstrong.

The band is a professional six piece excelling with fresh arrangements of many jazz favourites. With the best jazz musicians in East Anglia, enthusiasm for traditional jazz and great humour, the DixieMix has gained national recognition, leading to a tour with Rod Stewart, TV appearances and multiple festival and theatre gigs.

Dixie Mix: 
Simon Nelson – cornet, trumpet, flugel horn and vocals
Chris Wigley – trombone and vocals
Karl Wirrmann – clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax


Kevin West – banjo, guitar, ukulele
John Benson – bass and vocals
Tony Wilkins – drums and vocals

 

Dixie Mix in Trunch (Concert on 12th May 2018):

The concert will take  place in  St. Botolph’s Church in Trunch.
With a licensed bar. It’s good practice to wear face masks, 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 The Crown at Trunch – cash only (Front Street, Trunch, North Walsham NR28 0AH).

All proceeds will be donated to Trunch and Swafield Church restoration projects.


Musical Treasures of the 17th century: Secrets of Norfolk’s Royal Shipwreck

NORWICH BAROQUE CHAMBER PLAYERS

Saturday 13 May 2023, 7.30pm, St. Botolph’s Church, TRUNCH

This concert celebrates the extraordinary find of the HMS Gloucester in Norfolk, a famous warship that sank near the Great Yarmouth coast in 1682, creating political ripples that shaped the nation we live in today. 

This very exiting programme is designed as a musical companion to the upcoming exhibition on the Gloucester at the Norwich Castle Museum – which will be open at the same time as the concert in Trunch – and with the help of the exhibition’s curators, Prof. Claire Jowitt and Dr. Benjamin Redding of the UEA.

James Stuart, Duke of York and Albany survived the ship’s sinking – to become King James II and VII in 1685. It was an important ‘almost’ moment in British political history: a royal shipwreck causing the very near-death of the Catholic heir to the Protestant throne at a time of great political and religious tension.

The programme would have two parts: an exquisite selection of consort music that would have been played aboard the Gloucester and similar ships in the 17th century (Purcell, Locke, Lawes), and a suite from Matthew Locke’s incidental music to Shakespeare’s Tempest.

The concert will take  place in  St. Botolph’s Church in Trunch.
With a licensed bar. It’s good practice to wear face masks, 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 The Crown at Trunch – cash only (Front Street, Trunch, North Walsham NR28 0AH).

All proceeds will be donated to Trunch and Swafield Church restoration projects.


BRUCE VOGT – PIANO RECITAL

Franz SCHUBERT, Frédéric CHOPIN

Saturday 3 June 2023, 7.30pm, St. Botolph’s Church, TRUNCH

Bruce Vogt, one of Canada’s finest pianists, has received praise internationally for his mesmerizing performances, inspiring audiences across Canada and abroad.  He has given recitals across Europe, as a soloist and with chamber ensembles, in London, Paris and Prague, as well as in venues in Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Bulgaria and Romania. Fifteens times he visited to Japan with his tours. He has also performed and taught in China.

The Times writes: ‘Rare grandeur…I was mesmerized by Vogt’s sheer control’. Le Républicain writes: ‘the audience was literally enraptured’.

In addition to his career as a soloist and chamber musician, Vogt is Professor at the University of Victoria. Because he sees teaching and working with young pianists and teachers as an important commitment, he leads master classes and workshops and adjudicates for festivals.

In recent years, he has received many invitations in Canada and abroad to indulge another of his passions – improvising accompaniments to great films of the silent era.  He has played for and lectured on films by Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd, Griffith, Murnau and others. 

PROGRAMME: Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849): Six Mazurkas;

Franz Schubert (1797-1828): 12 German Dances,  Rondo in A Major, Sonata in C Major (‘Reliquie’).


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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