Trunch Concerts 2017 – Music in an historic Norfolk Church

SATURDAY  29th JULY 2017  at  7.30 pm
‘Baroque Gems’



Jim O’Toole & Liz Skinner – Violins
Philip Trzebiatowski – ’Cello
David Morgan – Harpsichord

Masterpieces of Baroque music by Purcell, Handel, Vivaldi (from ‘Stabat Mater’), Bach, and Pepusch (from ‘Beggar’s Opera’), and folk music from Russia and The British Isles

The NBQ comprises the four principal players of the much acclaimed Norwich Baroque Orchestra.

Maria, trained at the St Petersburg Conservatoire, joins them for the first time.


1. Purcell:  “Music for a while”
2. Giovanni Paolo Cima:  Sonata a 3
3. Vivaldi: four movements from “Stabat Mater”
I (largo), III (Andante), VII (largo), IX (allegro).
4. Handel : Trio Sonata Op 5 no 1 in A major
5. Handel: “Dignare” ( from Dettingen Te Deum )


1. PepuschTrio Sonata No 5 in E Minor
1. Adagio 2. Allegro 3. Adagio  4. Allegro
2. Pepusch: Two Songs from “Beggars Opera Polly’s Air ‘What shall I do to show how much I love her?’ & Lucy’s Air  ‘If love’s a sweet passion’
3. Purcell: Sonata in 4 Parts G minor Z807
4.  Two Russian Folk Songs  “Tonkaya ryabina” & “Oi polna korobushka”
5. “Loch Lomond”

The Norwich Baroque Quartet comprises the four principal players of the much-acclaimed Norwich Baroque orchestra.
Jim O’Toole regularly directs Norwich Baroque. He toured extensively with the European Union Baroque Orchestra while completing his post-graduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music. He also plays in an is orchestral manager for The Old Street Band, the period instrument arm of English Touring Opera.
Liz Skinner completed her masters degree at the Royal College of music with Andrew Manze, one of the most celebrated baroque violinists of our time. She has extensively researched the life and music of Joseph Gibbs, the early C18th East Anglian composer.
Phipil Trzebiatowski trained at the royal Academy of Music and in the Netherlands, where he played with the Netherlands Ballet Orchestra and studied under the celebrated Dutch ‘cellist Anner Bylsma. He has played with many distinguished London orchestras, the Loveday Trio and for many years with the Esterhazy Quartet.
David Morgan studied composition with Reginald Smith-Brindle and William Mathias and organ with Brian Runnet and Noel Rawsthorne. Since retiring as Programme Manager for Performing Arts at City College Norwich in 2006, he has been the regular harpsichord continuo player for Norwich Baroque.

“Norwich Baroque was formed in 2006 to specialize in original and lively interpretations of music by popular and less well known Baroque composers; from Handel and Vivaldi to Capel Bond and Mudge. 

Working with eminent soloists from the Baroque world Norwich Baroque aims to bring audiences fresh and vibrant performances in some of our region`s most beautiful buildings. More detail on:

Maria Konoshenko, the young Russian mezzo-soprano, joins the Norwich Baroque Quartet this evening. Maria studied at the St Petersburg Conservatory and has developed a keen interest in baroque music and in international folk music. She lectures in comparative linguistics at Moscow University and has an excellent understanding of many diverse languages from across the globe. She is particularly interested in the relationship of music and language. With family living locally, this also includes Norfolk dialect!