Trunch Concerts. Concerts in Trunch St Botolph’s Church 

Naval Fantasia – A Celebration of Lord Nelson

Piano Recital by the famous British pianist Philip Mead  

Saturday 9th June 2018, 7.30pm – with LICENSED BAR and STRAWBERRY TEAS 

In addition to the very popular classical musical masterpieces of Beethoven (Moonlight Sonata, 1801), Chopin (selection of Nocturnes) and Liszt (Les jeux d’eau a la Villa d’Este), Philip Mead will be performing in Trunch the Grand Naval Fantasia, dedicated to Lord Nelson (1758 – 1805), and composed by Graham Harvey (late C19). As you may know, Lord Nelson’s daughter Horatia’s ledger stone is in the chancel of St.Botolph. Horatia married the Reverend Philip Ward who was born in Trunch in in 1795. His father Marmaduke Ward was the parish clerk for many years. They lived in Trunch Hall on the Bradfield Road.

The concerts will bring together great British History and fresh British strawberries, and the audience may perhaps want to sing along with the pianist!

Philip Mead studied piano at the Royal Academy of Music, London, receiving numerous prizes and awards. Mead was a prize winner of the 1978 Gaudeamus International competition. Mead has performed with many orchestras including the BBC Symphony at The Proms, the Aarhus Symphony in Denmark with three contemporary concertos, and the American Symphony at the Lincoln Center, New York.

In 2004 Mead gave the first London performance of Henry Cowell’s Piano Concerto at the Barbican with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Lawrence Foster and broadcast by both BBC Radio 3 and BBC 4 television. Since 1985 Philip Mead has toured worldwide. His most recent premiere performance was of Richard Blackford’s Polymetric Studies at the Music Fest in Aberystwyth recorded by Nimbus later in 2016.

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

Tickets available at the door and in advance at Trunch Village Stores: £10 (concessions £8, free under 16). All concert proceeds will be donated to St. Botolph’s Church conservation and restoration projects.

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