Trunch Concerts. Concerts in Trunch St Botolph’s Church 


Saturday 31st August 2019, 7.30pm, St Botolph Church

Mozart – Piano Quartet K478 G minor

Edward Elgar – Piano Quartet Op 84

Benjamin Britten’s English Folk Songs

Guest Violinist Doug Abrams, Mezzo-soprano Maria Konoshenko, and Pianist Mary Howard

The Hoffmeister Ensemble is named after 18th century composer and music publisher, Franz Anton von Hoffmeister. It’s members are noted chamber music players and enjoy exploring a varied repertoire. Based in East Anglia, the Hoffmeister Ensemble also performs in London.

Jane Faulkner – Violin 1, held a superb principal position in a London orchestra before relinquishing this to concentrate on chamber music. She is the violinist of the English Piano Trio with which she performs extensively throughout Britain and Europe.

Frank Cliff – Viola, was a member of the Halle Orchestra under Barbirolli. While there he won a BBC conducting competition, and was subsequently the first music director of the Manchester Camerata. Latterly he was a sub – principal viola in the English National Opera Orchestra before retiring to East Anglia.

Ursula Pank – Cello, worked as a freelance and studio cellist in London before moving to Norwich. She is currently principal cello in the Norwich Philharmonic and a well-known teacher and chamber musician.

Mary Howard – Piano, received a B.Mus. from the University of Victoria in Canada, then continued her study in Italy and the Royal Academy of Music in London. She lives in Wymondham, where she is a well-known chamber music player, accompanist and teacher.

Douglas Abrams – Violin 2, studied violin with Eva Grunbaum of the London Mozart Players and with Brian Stait at Reading University. He has featured in the early Trunch Concerts with the Degani String Quartet and has performed the Telemann Viola Concerto with them. He has played a number of concertos with orchestras including the Brahms and the Khachaturian and he has partnered his father in the Brahms Double Concerto for violin and cello. He is in demand to play in a number of ensemblesand is delighted to be playing once again in Trunch.

Maria Konoshenko the young Russian mezzo-soprano, who performs  the music of many different styles including Baroque, music of c20, Traditional songs and Jazz.


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Quartet KV478 in G Minor (1785, Vienna)

Folk songs from the British Isles for Voice and Piano arr. by Benjamin Britten (USA from 1943 and Aldeburgh 1947) – with Maria Konoshenko
The Sally Gardens – Irish Tune
Sweet Polly Oliver – Old English Tune
The Miller of Dee – English Song
O Can Ye Sew Cushions – Scottish Tune
The Foggy, Foggy Dew – English song from Suffolk
O Waly, Waly – from Somerset
My Grandfather Died – arranged by H Ferguson


Edward Elgar Piano Quintet op 84 (1918 Sussex)
Moderato – Allegro – Moderato – Giusto
Andante – Allegro

Loch Lomond arr by David Morgan (2017 Norwich)
for voice, strings and piano – with Maria Konoshenko

 Photos of the concert are here 

WITH LICENSED BAR. Tickets at the door – £12 (£10 concessions, free under 16).  
All concert proceeds are donated to Parish of Trunch Churches conservation and restoration projects.  


St Botolph’s Church, Trunch,   North Walsham, Norfolk   NR28 0PS. 

St Nicholas Church, Swafield, North Walsham, Norfolk   NR28 0PG.