Sat 13 April DixieMix Jazz Band.  Tribute to the Famous 3 B’s- Chris Barber, Acker Bill and Kenny Ball

Sat 4 May François PINEAU-BENOIS (Paris), violin recital. Niccolò Paganini: 12 capriccios for solo violin, J.-S. Bach Sonata and Partita

Sat 25 May Music Box Quintet. Shostakovich Piano Quintet, Faure Op.89 Piano Quintet. Concert dedicated to Roy Abrams (1929 – 2019)

SUN 16 June The Pantaloons Theatre.  ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ by Oscar Wilde. At St.Nicholas, Swafield

Sat 22, Sun 23, Mon 24 June – NGS Open Garden at Swafield Hall

SUN 7 JulyVillage Fete at Swafield Hall

Sat 20 July Tom Primrose (piano) with Lily Mo Browne (mezzo-soprano) and Armand Rabot (baritone). Young Artists – Public Favourites of the Southrepps Music Festival 2023                         

Sat 31 Aug Ryan Corbett. Virtuoso Accordion Recital. At St.Nicholas, Swafield

Friday 20th Sept – SILENT MOVIE NIGHT with Bruce VOGT, piano. At St.Nicholas, Swafield

Sat 5th Oct Alexander KARPEYEV (London). French virtuoso music for piano. Frédéric Chopin, Gabriel Fauré, Charles-Valentin Alkan

SUN 27 Oct Internationally acclaimed Trio Bohémo.

Sat 7 Dec Southrepps Chorale. Candlelit Christmas Concert. ‘Ceremony of Carols’ by B. Britten with harp accompaniment.


THE PANTALOONS THEATRE

‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ by Oscar Wilde

SUNDAY 16 June 2024, 7.30pm, St. Nicholas Church, SWAFIELD

“Wholly charming.”
(The Times on The Pantaloons)

Everybody loves Ernest. In fact, Cecily and Gwendolen are both engaged to Ernest. The only trouble is, he doesn’t exist. Or does he…? Best friends Jack and Algy have both created alter-egos to win the affections of their beloveds; but when will they stop being Ernest and start being, well, earnest? Wilde’s comic masterpiece gets The Pantaloons treatment in their anarchic take on the classic comedy of manners. This energetic and musical production from the critically-acclaimed company infuses Wilde’s witty words with snappy new songs and frantically funny physical theatre to give this perennially popular play a hilarious contemporary twist!\

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The performance will take place inside St.Nicholas Church in Swafield.

Suitable for all ages. Duration 1hr 50mins.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.


Young Artists – Public Favourites of the Southrepps Music Festival 2023

Lily Mo Browne (mezzo soprano)
Armand Rabot (baritone)

with Tom Primrose (piano)

Saturday 20 July 2024, 7.30pm, St. Botolph’s Church, TRUNCH.

Tom Primrose is a British conductor, accompanist and coach.  As the Artistic co-Director of the Southrepps Music Festival, Tom is very well known and loved in NorfolkHe works principally in opera, and his freelance work takes him all over the world, including Opéra National de Paris, Opéra de Montecarlo, Det Kongelige Teater og Kapel in Copenhagen, and the Mariinsky in St Petersburg. Tom is an award-winning piano accompanist, and has performed in many of the UK’s principal concert halls and festivals, on BBC television and radio, and has collaborated with leading singers and instrumentalists including Ben Johnson, Christina Gansch, Sophie Bevan, Ellie Laugharne, Jonathan McGovern, Mary Bevan, Susanna Hurrell, Ruby Hughes, Ema Nikolovska, Claire Barnett-Jones, Jose Maria del Monaco,  amongst many others. Recent conducting credits include Britten Les Illuminations and The Burning Fiery Furnace, Verdi Requiem, Mozart Sinfonia Concertante, Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms, Handel Messiah, Faure and Durufle Requiems. 

At the Southrepps Music Festival 2023 Lily Mo Browne, a 23 year-old mezzo-soprano from East London, took part as a soloist in Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle and performed at the Gala concert. Together with an award-winning young British baritone Armand Rabot they became absolute favourites of the festival audience.

Lily Mo Browne is currently in her first year on the Vocal and Opera Masters Programme at the Royal College of Music, Studying under Ben Johnson and Mikey Pandya, and she is a Robert Lancaster Scholar. Lily Mo Browne was a Southrepps Music Festival Young Artist in 2022 and a 2023 Emerging Artist at Nevill Holt Opera in Leicester.  Lily placed third in the Junior Ferrier competition in 2019, and was a recipient of the Pamela Hart award. With a passion for song and spoken text, Lily has performed in numerous song concerts, including the RCM’s SongPlus concerts with Audrey Hyland, selections of Brahms’ Liebeslieder Walzer and other songs at the Luton Music Club with Simon Lepper, and most recently Benjamin Britten’s Cabaret Songs with Ella O’Neill.

Her operatic roles include Second Witch (Dido and Aeneas-Hurn Court Opera) and Old Lady (Candide-Southgate Youth Opera). She has performed with the Royal College of Music International Opera Studio during both productions of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte as Zweite Dame and later, as cover Dreite Dame, chorus inOrpheus in the Underworld and most recently, La Regina in Respighi’s La bella dormente nel bosco.  Lily performed with the Grange Festival in a concert performance of David Matthews’ opera Anna.  She was the alto soloist in Handel’s Messiah at The Priory in Dorset.  Lily joined the South Bank Sinfonia in May 2024 as the alto soloist for Haydn’s Nelson Mass.

Armand Rabot is a young powerful Baritone from the Northwest of England studying with Ben Johnson. Recently Armand won the prestigious Grange Festival Prize and has also won the Junior Kathleen Ferrier Bursary award, the Charles Wood Junior Song Competition, the Junior Charles Wood Song Prize, the James Martin Oncken Song Prize, and was placed second in the inaugural Flat Pack Music Opera Competition. Armand was a Semi-Finalist in the London Mozart Competition.
Armand’s recent concert appearances include recitals at Liverpool Philharmonic and the Charles Wood Festival, Elijah with Birkenhead Choral Society, the Mozart Requiem at Liverpool Cathedral and Marple Choral Society, The Messiah with the Salford Choral Society, Birkenhead Choral Society and Shrewsbury Cathedral. Brahms Requiem and Puccini Messa Di Gloria with Formby Choral Society, The Creation with Keele Bach Choir, D’Astorga Stabat Mater with EMAE, Faure Requiem at Blackburn Cathedral, Mozart C minor Mass with the Amadeus Choir,
 and Bach Cantatas 62,158,32, The John Passion and the Matthew Passion with the Liverpool Bach Collective.

Final bows at Southrepps  Music Festivale gala in August 2023. Public favorites Lily and Arman are in the middle.

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.

Ryan Corbett

Virtuoso Accordion Recital

Transcriptions of well-known composers (Bach) alongside original works for classical accordion 

Saturday 31 August 2024, 7.30pm, St. Nicholas Church, Swafield.

BBC New Generation artist, Royal Over-Seas League Gold medallist and Classic FM Rising Star, Ryan Corbett is an accordionist hailed by Sir James MacMillan as “one of the most astonishing and surprising newcomers in Scottish music.” A leading exponent of his instrument, he has given over eight hours of radio broadcasts and a televised performance at the Scottish Coronation of HM King Charles III. Corbett has enlarged the repertoire by creating hundreds of new arrangements for accordion, but no matter how strong his passion for the instrument, it is his dedication to musical integrity that takes precedence.

Recent seasons have seen recitals across Europe at venues including the Berlin Philharmonie, he has also performed in the USA, Mexico, and China. In the UK Corbett frequents major festivals including Bath, Beaminster, Beaumaris, Budleigh, Buxton, Cambridge Summer Music, Chipping Campden, Cumnock Tryst, Deal, Edinburgh, Lake District, Lammermuir, Lichfield, St Magnus, Norfolk & Norwich, Oxford Song, Paxton, Perth, Ryedale, Southrepps, and the Keyboard Festival at St George’s Bristol. He makes his debut at London’s Wigmore Hall this year.

Ryan Corbett has performed with BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, Red Note Ensemble, Maxwell Quartet, singers Nicholas Mulroy, Ben Johnson and Lotte Betts-Dean, cellist Santiago Cañón-Valencia, violinist Geneva Lewis, and trumpeter Aaron Akugbo. Together with his accordion teacher Djordje Gajic, Corbett performs his own arrangements of Stravinsky’s Petrushka and Bach’s ‘St Anne’ Prelude and Fugue which was described as “musically unified and utterly compelling” (Seen and Heard International). He also works with composers to create new music for the accordion. This year he gave the premiere of Daniel Soley’s accordion concerto with Britten Sinfonia, and he will give the UK premiere of Mikhail Pletnev’s accordion concerto this August.

Ryan Corbett won first prize at the 2022 Bromsgrove International Musicians’ competition and is a prize winner of international accordion competitions in Italy, Germany, and China. He was nominated in the Young Artist category of the 2024 Royal Philharmonic Society Awards and has been listed as ‘one to watch’ by BBC Music Magazine, Interlude HK, The Scotsman and Scala Radio. Corbett was a Tillet Trust and Munster Trust recital scheme artist and is the first accordionist to be part of the prestigious BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist scheme since its launch in 1999. He has also performed at private events for Sir Jackie Stewart and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.

Born in Glasgow in 1999, Corbett studied at the Music School of Douglas Academy, St Mary’s Music School, and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He was introduced to the accordion aged eleven, when his grandmother bought a small instrument for him and his brother to try. As the instrument wasn’t airtight, the only way to play it was like a piano, while the other pulled the bellows across the floor. It was soon fixed, and Corbett would spend hours playing Scottish folk music on it rather than practising the piano or violin on which he was receiving lessons. He continued to teach himself accordion until the age of fourteen, when he began studying with Djordje Gajic. These studies were supported by Cross Trust, Drake Calleja Trust, Countess of Munster Musical Trust, RCS Scholarship Fund and Help Musicians UK.

“I am not clear how it is possible to achieve the variation in voice, as well as tone and dynamics, we heard in his approach to music written for organ and piano, but it was certainly audible. And the visual advantage of the front-facing accordion is that his remarkably dextrous technique could not have been easier to admire.” Keith Bruce, VoxCarnyx

The concert will take place in St. Nicholas Church, Swafield.
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.


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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