Area: Norfolk

The Category Cromer is a subset of Norfolk. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Cromer which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.


In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Cromer Music Evenings


Category Cromer
! Cromer KEY
VISITS (to the Website)5
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)6

The Category Fakenham is a subset of Norfolk. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Fakenham which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.


In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Fakenham & District Light Operatic Society


Category Fakenham
! Fakenham KEY
VISITS (to the Website)4
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)6

The Category Norwich is a subset of Norfolk. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Norwich which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.


In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Eaton Concert Series

- Norwich Pops Orchestra


Category Norwich
! Norwich KEY
VISITS (to the Website)4
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)7

The Category Swaffham is a subset of Norfolk. Look at that broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Swaffham which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.


In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Castle Acre Village Hall

- Dereham Memorial Hall

- KeyNote Concerts

- Singers Inspired


! Swaffham KEY
VISITS (to the Website)27
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)36

‘A charity for education and the promotion of the arts in Norfolk ... We have two gallery spaces, each with a different exhibition at any one time. The exhibitions change every two weeks, so there is always something new to see. Upstairs in the music room, we have a busy programme of music featuring artists from the UK and abroad who vary in style from Classical Piano to Jazz and Folk.‘

* Anteros Arts Foundation
VISITS (to the Website)171
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)119
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Lunchtime classical concerts ... showcasing prize winning musicians in the stunning Georgian Music Room of The Assembly House in Norwich.’

Category Norwich
* Assembly House Classical
VISITS (to the Website)40
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)52
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Since its inception in 2010, the Britten Music Course (BMC) has given opportunities to talented young musicians to develop their skills, learn new repertoire, and perform at the highest standards. The course, which will take place every July, is based at Gresham’s Prep School, and is fully residential ... Participants will enjoy the usual mix of orchestral and choral workshops, have the opportunity to perform in both solo and ensemble concerts, and benefit from tuition from some of the country’s leading professional choral singers during the Come and Sing weekend ...'

Category Cromer
* Britten Music Course
VISITS (to the Website)184
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)339

‘The object of COAST is to promote and provide access to the arts in the Cromer and Sheringham areas, celebrating the variety and quality of work produced in the local area and creating a vision to share for the common good – giving local communities and visitors the opportunity to experience local, regional and national creativity ... It took 6 years of successful October festivals to evolve from the Cromer and Sheringham Art and Literary Festival to COAST ARTS. More than a festival, more than a week in October, Coast Arts is now visible all year, but still culminates in the traditional half term focus. Not that it’s a change, just a quiet revolution, just adding to the success.’

* COAST Arts
VISITS (to the Website)29
Also indexedCromer and Sheringham Art and Literary Festival
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)72

‘A mix of music within a unique woodland setting.’ Held Early July.

Category Folk Festivals
* Folk in a Field Festival
VISITS (to the Website)288
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)143

'Held every year at the Pavilion Theatre on Cromer Pier in Norfolk, on England's beautiful east coast. Described by Fairport Convention's Dave Pegg as "the best gig on the North Sea", Folk on the Pier is a highly regarded showcase for the finest folk, and folk-rock acts from the UK and beyond.'

Category Folk Festivals
* Folk on the Pier
VISITS (to the Website)217
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)222

'Music, speech and drama'. Formerly the Gorleston St Andrew's Festival. Held Mid MarchALERT At Review, Website was inaccessible; Linked to Facebook Page as alternative.

* Gorleston Competitive Festival
VISITS (to the Website)193
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)661

'Tired of sitting in front of the TV? Like Classical/Light Music, Opera, Operetta, Singing & Songs? Then why not come along to the Recorded Music Circle for an evening of great recordings ...'


* Great Yarmouth Recorded Music Society
VISITS (to the Website)168
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)329
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The Aim of the GYSMA is to enable all local schools to join together, and for pupils to share in the enjoyment and experience of live music-making.’

* Great Yarmouth Schools’ Music Association
VISITS (to the Website)91
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)196
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Continues to provide high quality performances of classical music, recitals, choral and jazz plus talks, exhibitions and films. The Festival features internationally renowned performers and uses beautiful historic venues around the town, including England's largest surviving Mediaeval Guildhall.'  The Festival also sponsors 'a year-round programme of concerts, talks and films'. Main Festival held Mid July.


Category Arts Festivals
* King's Lynn Festival
VISITS (to the Website)213
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)384
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We arrange an annual series of eight monthly recitals and illustrated talks from September to May (excepting December) ... Those under 18 and in full time education and members of other societies affiliated to the Federation of Recorded Music Societies are welcome to attend without charge. Music teachers are also encouraged to bring their pupils without charge.‘

Category King's Lynn
* King’s Lynn Music Society
VISITS (to the Website)129
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)283
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Musical and other events in the Suffolk churches of Thornham Magna and Thornham Parva ... Our purpose in organising these events is to take advantage of our historic buildings as excellent performance spaces and to contribute much needed funds to the cost of their upkeep ... In addition to the weekend of Summer Music we arrange occasional concerts at other times of the year.‘


* Music at Thornham
VISITS (to the Website)29
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)69
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Norfolk & Norwich Music Club promotes an annual series of classical chamber music concerts under the title Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music. The Club was founded in 1951.’

Category Norwich
* Norfolk & Norwich Chamber Music
VISITS (to the Website)139
Also indexedNorfolk & Norwich Music Club
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)186
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Supports amateur musicians and singers on their musical journey and showcases their love of music. If you sing, play strings, brass or keyboards or almost any other instrument whether solo or in a duet, group or orchestra there is a place for you in the Festival. We run an annual series of events, each one giving you the chance to perform, learn and share your love of music.’ Held Mid March.

* Norfolk County Music Festival
VISITS (to the Website)120
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)155

'The Hub is every organisation and school who engage with Norfolk’s children and young people in music making. These organisations share what they do, communicate with each other and are committed to the highest quality of music education for children & young people.'


* Norfolk Music Hub
VISITS (to the Website)316
Also indexedNorfolk Music Service
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)380
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'The art of music as related to the organ ... We are a lively and very active Association and hold events that are informative, educational and of interest to all. Since 2002 there have been events for young people to encourage them to consider taking up the organ as an instrument. Many who attend these events have not even sat on an organ stool before!'

* Norfolk Organists' Association
VISITS (to the Website)155
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)300

Held each year Mid August, primarily in St Mary’s Church, South Creake ... ‘Become a Friend of the North Norfolk Music Festival: “Basic Membership” entitles you to: * Priority booking for concerts with strictly limited seating (Holkham, Raynham); * Invitations to all Friends events throughout the year, such as talks, concerts, the annual Christmas and Festival parties; * Meeting other Friends who are interested in music; * Helping to ensure the future of a Festival that brings high level music–making to north Norfolk.’


* North Norfolk Music Festival
VISITS (to the Website)199
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)402

‘Our vibrant and friendly club has been in existence since 1972 and has been mostly successful, with monthly concerts by top visiting organists watched by a good crowd of enthusiasts. Hammond and jazz organ, traditional theatre style organ, modern orchestral arrangements and good old straight (electronic) piano playing – singing too – all have their place at our meetings ... Like a lot of clubs, we have had a few hard times in the past few years. However in 2010 we moved from the Royal British Legion premises to a lovely new venue at Drayton Village Hall and our numbers have been steadily increasing ever since.’

* Norwich Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club
VISITS (to the Website)49
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)191
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'We have a weekly folk song session, hosted by a club or guest MC, with a wide mixture of tunes and songs. Entry is free and we welcome all performers ... The popular showcase nights give invited performers a chance to spread their wings in a couple of longer spots within the song session. Entry is also free on these nights ... We book a variety of well known and up-and-coming local, national and international performers on a monthly basis and make a reasonable charge for those nights.'

Category Folk Clubs
* Norwich Folk Club
VISITS (to the Website)200
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)305
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Community focused, family friendly musical extravaganza ... Every year, 2,000 people arrive at Rookery Meadow knowing they are going to have a weekend to remember – full of fun, local fayre and some amazing acts ... Over two glorious summer days, music combines with the community to create a very special kind of magic, and we would like you to become a part of it. For us, it started with a simple goal that remains true today – we want to bring people to Reepham, showcase wonderful music, and donate the profits to local charities. We believe it’s the purity of our aims, and the fact this is a non-profit event, that has lifted the Reepham Festival to even greater success than we ever imagined.’ Held Early August.


* Reepham Summer Music Festival
VISITS (to the Website)243
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)348

'Founded in 2010 by Ben Johnson, Tom Primrose and Daniel Goode. Their aim was to bring leading young artists to make music of the highest order in a beautiful corner of rural Norfolk. The extraordinary community of the village of Southrepps has played from the start a vital role in the festival, as long-standing music-lovers and initiates to classical music alike involved themselves in the production of what has rapidly become a much-loved and keenly anticipated fixture in the region's calendar.' Held Early August.


* Southrepps Classical Music Festival
VISITS (to the Website)186
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)865

This exciting project aims to provides ensemble music making opportunities to young people in Norfolk. We offer a monthly Training Orchestra, a monthly Youth Orchestra, and a weekly Youth Choir ... In 2014, partly due to reductions in government funding of local music education, the landscape of available musical ensembles for students working at an intermediate level, changed. Although great opportunities to access intermediate ensembles subsidised by government still exist, the changes were substantial. This in turn meant that one particular model of operating ceased to be accessible - namely, the provision of a youth orchestra which meets monthly ... The Orchestrate! Project aims to offer musical opportunities which do not rely on government funding in order to operate on a day-to-day basis - hopefully being able to provide stability in provision, regardless of the ever changing climate of governmental priorities.’

* The Orchestrate! Project
VISITS (to the Website)85
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)109

'Offers individual lessons and group music for players and singers of all ages and all abilities. We are open on Saturdays during school term-time ... West Norfolk Music Centre promotes musical education for all.'

* West Norfolk Music Centre
VISITS (to the Website)204
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)261

‘Where can you enjoy a wide range of classical and jazz concerts, folk and roots gigs, street performances, a Teddy Bears’ Picnic for our youngest families and the ever popular Midsummer Jazz Picnic, all on your doorstep? All this and much more is on offer to Wymondham people every summer. Many events are free and others have affordable ticket prices with bargains for under-25s.’ Held Late June.

* Wymondham Music Festival
VISITS (to the Website)93
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)171

'In 1928 a group of Salvation Army musicians from Aylsham got together, under the leadership of band Master Clifford King, to form the Aylsham Fellowship Band ... In 1939 the band was renamed the Aylsham Silver Band and was kept going by the tireless efforts of those not called up for service ... In recent years the band has concentrated on concert performances ... and continues to entertain audiences across the region, being a regular and much-loved feature at many local events'

+ Aylsham Band
VISITS (to the Website)163
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)446
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Formed in 2011 ... Their repertoire is broad and interesting and challenges singers to reach their best potential ... Accompaniments are often performed on electrical keyboards giving a new dimension to sound and presentation.'

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Aylsham Singers
VISITS (to the Website)144
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)401
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘There has been a team of handbell ringers in Honingham for over 40 years! ... The team plays a wide range of music on a 3 ½ set of traditional English handbells, which were manufactured over a century ago. We also ring around 3 octaves of handchimes too! ... The music played is varied and includes classics, tunes from shows and light popular favourites, thus providing entertainment for all. Many team members have gained experience from working with internationally recognised conductors throughout the UK and overseas, developing a range of interesting techniques to enhance the sound of bells. At local music festivals, the team has achieved outstanding results and been complimented on their musicality.‘

Category Handbell Ringers
+ Bellfolk Handbell Ringers
VISITS (to the Website)59
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)162

‘A traditional Brass Band based in Brandon, Suffolk. The band performs regular concerts at Summer fetes, bandstands and events.‘

+ Breckland Brass Band
VISITS (to the Website)85
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)223
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Formed in the 1930s under the name “Blofield & District Silver Band”, the band has undergone several changes, moving to Strumpshaw, Freethorpe and then Cantley ... In September 2015 we made the exciting decision to become a concert/wind band and invite woodwind players to join for the first time. This has allowed for a range of new music, a larger band for concerts and engagements, and provides a progression route for those in the Training Band.'

+ Broadland Band
VISITS (to the Website)155
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)438

‘One of Suffolk’s leading amateur choirs, the Burgate Singers are based on the Norfolk Suffolk border not far from Diss. Our repertoire is exciting and wide-ranging and includes choral classics such as Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s Magnificat, as well as twentieth century music like Rachmaninov’s Vespers and works by Stravinsky ... There are usually about 30 choir members, and we welcome new singers. We are friendly and fun, but we aim for high standards under musical director, Alain Judd. Moreover, we perform with professional orchestras and soloists. The Burgate Singers generally stage two concerts a year.’

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Burgate Singers
VISITS (to the Website)91
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)185

‘Based at Eye in Suffolk ... A brass band playing under the name Castleton Brass since 2000. Formerly the Drayton Band from Norfolk which started in 1937. We play for all types of occasions from weddings to flower festivals and in the parks on bandstands and have a wide variety of music from traditional to more up to date.‘


+ Castleton Brass
VISITS (to the Website)81
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)233
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Cawston & District Silver Prize Band, to give them their original title, were formed in 1886 in the village of Cawston 11 miles north of Norwich ... Cawston Band prides itself on its reputation for versitility and quality. The band competes nationally on a regular basis, whilst also maintaining a very high level of concert performance. The Cawston Band can provide a full band for any event, but also small or large ensembles for weddings.’

+ Cawston Band
VISITS (to the Website)145
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)218
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Choral group based in Gorleston, Norfolk ... We present a range of concerts each year beginning in March, where we present a show style concert at the Gorleston Pavilion Theatre for 3 nights ... We are also proud to have a Junior Choir who also perform in the concerts ... New members are always very welcome to join us and we will be happy to talk through how you can get involved.‘

Category Community Choirs
+ Chorus of St Cecilia
VISITS (to the Website)96
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)189
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘On the Website ‘there are details of our 100 plus year history, previous productions, forthcoming shows and how to contact us. We always warmly welcome new members who wish to take part in our shows, whether as singers, dancers, actors, or all three! If, however, you don't want to be on stage, but would like to be involved, there are hundreds of jobs to be done behind the scenes ...’

+ Cromer & Sheringham Operatic & Dramatic Society
VISITS (to the Website)190
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)375
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Dereham Theatre Company (formerly Dereham Operatic Society) is a charitable Trust and was formed in 1948 to offer the local community education and enlightenment in amateur dramatic arts. We also encompass our Youth sub-group, DOSYTCo, for children aged 7 - 19 years ... Each year we produce an Autumn Musical, a Christmas Pantomime and a Spring Play.’

+ Dereham Theatre Company
VISITS (to the Website)107
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)128
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Diss Guitar Ensemble (formally known as South Norfolk Classical Guitar Circle) are a group of musicians all of whom share a passion for classical guitar. The group has been meeting regularly since 2005. We enjoy playing a diverse variety of pieces both for ourselves and for others. We are always looking for opportunities to play in public so if you would like us to play for you then please get in touch. We would also love to hear from you if you share our love of playing classical guitar.’

Category Guitar Ensembles
+ Diss Guitar Ensemble
VISITS (to the Website)91
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)221

‘Formed in 1959 based in Wroxham, Norfolk, UK and has concentrated mainly on the annual Spring production of a Gilbert and Sullivan opera. Over these years, all the operas have been performed at least once (Utopia Ltd and The Grand Duke) with The Gondoliers having been produced seven times. The exception is, of course, Thespis, where most of the original material has been lost ... The Society's constitution does not dictate that the Gilbert and Sullivan operas should be performed exclusively and so, in addition to the Savoy Operas, Merrie England and Die Fledermaus have also been performed.‘

+ East Norfolk Operatic Society
VISITS (to the Website)28
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)60

‘A passionate and accomplished amateur choir of around 50 members, based in Suffolk. Performing 3 concerts a year, from a varied repertoire (not just Bach!).’

Category Choral Societies
+ Eye Bach Choir
VISITS (to the Website)109
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)148

Founded 1973: ‘We welcome anyone of any age who loves to sing. Our aim is to bring the pleasure of live, large-scale choral music-making to a wide public. And, of course, to have a wonderful time while we're doing that. The choir has about 100 members from the town and surrounding villages ... We give a minimum of three concerts a year ... The choir's repertoire embraces both sacred and secular music, and we have performed with a succession of distinguished soloists and orchestras’.

Category Choral Societies
+ Fakenham Choral Society
VISITS (to the Website)82
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)388
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Formed in 1881 by 6 men in a pub, Fakenham Town Band has survived many ups and downs including 2 world wars. Nevertheless, sheer determination and commitment by members over the years have ensured that the band not only survives, but reaches high levels of musical performance for the enjoyment of audiences and players alike. Fakenham Town Band is very popular, often giving up to 40 performances per year ranging from garden fetes through to concerts. Most events are in North Norfolk and the surrounding area.'


+ Fakenham Town Band
VISITS (to the Website)129
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)338
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Gislingham Silver Band was established in 1885. We are proud to be Suffolk's longest established village brass band. The band perform at various concerts, fêtes, garden parties, and other events during the year. We are one of the few marching bands in Suffolk.’


+ Gislingham Silver Band
VISITS (to the Website)54
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)210

Formed originally in 1973 at the East Anglian School 'to give the partially sighted pupils of the school the opportunity to learn how to read music and play brass instruments within a group. At that time it was not easy to convince the leading lights within the school that their scheme would be worthwhile and plausible due to the wide spectrum of eyesight disabilities within each child ... The school’s closure in 1985 led to a few uncertain years as quite a few of the players were boarders at the school so subsequently had to leave the band to return to their homes all across the country ... In 1998 the band was fortunate enough to secure Lottery Funding which enabled a whole set of new instruments to be purchased ... The old instruments were passed over to local youngsters and the GYB Youth Band came into existence. Both bands have gone from strength to strength and through dedication, commitment and persistence of individuals and players'.


+ Great Yarmouth Brass
VISITS (to the Website)150
Also indexedGYB Youth Band
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)312
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Founded 2000: ‘We’re a friendly community choir and we welcome everyone, and although it’s an advantage to be able to read music, it’s not essential. There are no auditions, music is provided free, and whenever possible we provide practice CDs for each voice part ... Choir practices do involve hard work! But the emphasis is on enjoyment, and effective breathing. Regular attendance is important, as is practising at home in between the weekly practices. We usually perform two concerts a year: a Christmas Concert, and a Summer Concert’.

Category Choral Societies
+ Harleston Choral Society
VISITS (to the Website)83
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)186
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Formed 1998: ‘The Band has performed in many of our local churches and makes regular appearances during the year at fêtes, garden parties, flower festivals and private functions. Hunstanton Concert Band draws its players from the young, the middle-aged - and the more mature! Some of the players have played professionally and others are self taught. If you fancy trying out with the band there are usually vacancies for woodwind and brass players - our music is scored for all wind instruments from piccolo to tuba and covers a wide range including classical, Glenn Miller, Sousa's marches and selections from the shows!’


+ Hunstanton Concert Band
VISITS (to the Website)54
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)120

‘A full SATB choir with a membership of around 35 men and women ...  based in Reepham Norfolk ... formed in 2007 ... The aim of the choir is to enjoy singing and to strive to achieve the highest standard we can. Rehearsing and performing encourages togetherness and brings the opportunity of a new learning experience for all. Each member of the choir is an important part of the whole; our combined commitment to singing ensures our continuous improvement ... The Iceni Choir is always open to new members, especially Altos and Tenors.’

Category Community Choirs
+ Iceni Choir
VISITS (to the Website)58
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)142
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Plays a wide variety of music, varying from the bluesy swing of Count Basie and his Orchestra, to modern up tempo funk and Latin music, as well as all the classic big band favourites ... We play at a large variety of events including functions, shows, charity balls, private parties and weddings, as well as putting on regular theatre performances.’


Category Big Bands
+ Jonathan Wyatt Big Band
VISITS (to the Website)165
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)138

Keswick Hall Choir Norwich, founded in 1969, is widely regarded as Norfolk’s leading amateur chamber choir. Currently consisting of around 40 voices, its repertoire extends from the 15th to the 21st centuries. The choir enjoys an excellent reputation, in particular for its performances of Renaissance and contemporary music.

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Keswick Hall Choir
VISITS (to the Website)38
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)108
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The Chorus performs a range of music from the great choral masterpieces of the last 400 years to jazz and pop classics. Anyone who can sing (nearly everyone can), has a willingness to learn and who can commit to weekly rehearsals is welcome to audition for the Chorus. As well as being resident choir for the annual King’s Lynn Festival, the Chorus performs several concerts throughout the year, working with well-­known professional soloists and orchestras.’

Category Choral Societies
+ King’s Lynn Festival Chorus
VISITS (to the Website)135
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)365
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Formed 1957: ‘The Choir provides enjoyment to many in the Kings Lynn and the surrounding area ands helps other organisations and charities raise funds. The Choir has its own two main concerts each year, its Annual Concert every May, and the Christmas Concert, when guest artists from the Royal Academy of Music join the Choir for a great night of music and entertainment‘.

+ King’s Lynn Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to the Website)158
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)201

‘A community choir based in Dereham ... We give three performances a year generally Christmas, Easter and Summer, our selection of music reflects these occasions. At Christmas we alternate between a concert of audience based Christmas music, and a concert of the great choral Christmas works e.g. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, or St.Matthew Passion at Easter ... The summer concert is a relaxed and light-hearted affair and is sometimes given on behalf of a local charity as a means of contributing to their needs ... We have, over the years given several world premier performances.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Mid-Norfolk Singers
VISITS (to the Website)56
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)159
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Came about through a bunch of friends getting together in 1961 to play Mozart for fun from May to October when the Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra playing season came to an end ... eventually putting on their first concert at the Assembly House in Norwich in 1962. Considering the chosen name for this new Norwich Orchestra, the first concert didn’t actually feature any Mozart! Nevertheless the concert was a huge success and this encouraged the Orchestra to put on further concerts ... The Orchestra now plays two concerts a year, one in October and one in May ... The Orchestra also performs two further concerts a year in June and July at churches in Norfolk and Suffolk. Depending on the programme you may or may not get to hear some Mozart!‘

+ Mozart Orchestra
VISITS (to the Website)71
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)155
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'We produce one show a year at the Theatre Royal, Norwich and, through the Threshold Theatre Group, a second show at the Norwich Playhouse and profits from these shows are used, amongst other things, to give grants and bursaries to Members and Norfolk people talented enough to be offered places for further education in Performing Arts.'

+ Norfolk & Norwich Operatic Society
VISITS (to the Website)273
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)304

‘A collection of 20+ amateur brass, woodwind & percussion players who are available for local events (and occasionally further afield). The band ... plays a mixture of pop, film themes, standards and classical pieces ... The band is of mixed ability from Grade 3/4 through Grade 8 and beyond. New players are always welcome.’

+ Norfolk Broads Concert Band
VISITS (to the Website)44
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)79

'The Norfolk Symphony Orchestra has a central role in the musical life of Norfolk. We perform five concerts a year, mostly in the King's Lynn Corn Exchange, a high quality venue seating over 700. We work hard to produce music of the highest quality, producing varied and exciting programmes in an area of Norfolk that does not have many opportunities to hear symphonic music.'

+ Norfolk Symphony Orchestra
VISITS (to the Website)204
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)331

‘We’re dedicated to bringing back to life the music that was an integral part of worship in England for 150 years  – from about 1700 to 1850 ... We’re always looking for new members, particularly tenors! No previous experience is necessary, just a basic ability to read music and a willingness to enjoy yourself! We’re also available to put on a concert or enhance your church’s worship.’

+ Norfolk West Gallery Quire
VISITS (to the Website)61
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)69

‘A traditional-style brass band based in Neatishead, Norfolk, with a far from traditional repertoire ... Norfolk Wherry Brass was formed in 2004 by a group of musicians from across East Anglia. The band is located ... at one of the most unique, eco-friendly and state-of-the-art village halls in Great Britain, the New Victory Hall. We welcome any brass and percussion players of all ages and abilities. If you'd like to come along for a blow, bang or listen you can find us most Tuesday and Friday evenings from 7.30pm.’


+ Norfolk Wherry Brass
VISITS (to the Website)69
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)177
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Established in North Walsham since 1873. We perform the great choral works of music, sometimes with orchestra or organ, as well as more recent works.'

Category Choral Societies
+ North Norfolk Chorale
VISITS (to the Website)160
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)427

‘Formed in 2006, Norwich Baroque works with eminent soloists from the early music world to give fresh and vibrant performances of music by popular and less well known Baroque composers; from Handel and Vivaldi to Capel Bond and Mudge.‘

+ Norwich Baroque
VISITS (to the Website)188
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)256
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Norwich Citadel Band was established in 1882 following a visit by General William Booth, founder of The Salvation Army, who came to preach at the newly opened corps (church) based in a former roller skating rink in the heart of the old medieval city of Norwich. The General implored its citizens to "Get a drum and rouse Norwich from one end to the other”. This directive was immediately acted upon, instruments were purchased and a band was formed ... Today the band is very much involved in the life of the city and provides music for many civic, church and cultural events including the annual Lord Mayor's Civic Service and the Remembrance Day Parade. It also regularly plays in the magnificent 11th century Cathedral and in concert halls around the region.‘ ALERT Website inaccessible at Review; cited Facebook Page as alternative.

+ Norwich Citadel Band
VISITS (to the Website)104
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)204

‘We are a Concert Band based in Norwich and consist of a committed group of Woodwind, Brass and Percussion players. We play a wide range of music at various venues in and around Norfolk throughout the year ... Founded in 1997, from a four-member ensemble ...  we now have a band that comprises over 36 active members whose enthusiasm and dedication has resulted in the band performing concerts to a very high standard and rewarding the community with great music! ... Unlike many concert bands across the UK NCCB is self-financing and we have, over the years, been able to give back to our local charities by raising in excess of £14,000 for many good causes.’

+ Norwich City Concert Band
VISITS (to the Website)87
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)174
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Ladies Barbershop Chorus ... formed in 1979 at an evening class at Wensum Lodge ... We attract singers from all over Norfolk, and welcome women of all ages and from all walks of life who share a love of this style of harmony and a passion for singing and performing ... Norwich Harmony is steered by our music team and our committee elected at our AGM held each January. The committee organises singouts (the barbershop name for concerts), convention attendance, fundraising, PR, costumes, finance and everything else needed to run a group of this size smoothly.’

+ Norwich Harmony
VISITS (to the Website)107
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)183
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The Norwich Philharmonic Society has been a focus for high-quality amateur music-making in Norwich since its first performance in 1841. The Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra give 4 or 5 concerts a year from a diverse repertoire, giving pleasure to audiences and members alike ... Accomplished orchestral players are welcome to audition for a place in the orchestra if one is available. There are currently waiting lists for all sections, but that shouldn't discourage applicants from enquiring, as the list situation is subject to frequent change. When applying to join the orchestra, please give details of orchestral experience, grades attained (minimum grade 8) and/or music college attended. Auditions and/or trials are heard by an orchestra member appointed by the Committee in consultation with the Principal Conductor and their decision is final.’

+ Norwich Philharmonic Society
VISITS (to the Website)78
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)157
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A friendly enthusiastic group of 30 men ... meeting regularly to enjoy learning repertoire and rehearsing for performances. We produce our own concert events several times a year in Norwich and Norfolk to entertain you and to uphold the traditions of male voice choral singing ... We feature a growing range of traditional male voice choral and contemporary standards, the sacred, secular, spiritual, festive and seasonal, as well as songs from the Shows, the Great American Song Book and extended features, fantasies and classical items. Our concert events also often include a variety of solo and group contributions from among our own enthusiastic membership!’

+ Norwich Phoenix Male Voice Choir
VISITS (to the Website)101
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)202
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Formed 1981: ‘The original objectives were to provide opera performances for children and young people, and opera for all, of high quality at modest cost, and to take opera to areas and venues where this art form is seldom seen. Opera da Camera developed as a small-scale touring group to perform rare operas as well as some of the more standard repertoire, excerpts and concerts performing not only in various theatres and at festivals, but also in unusual venues for opera’.

Category Norwich
+ Opera da Camera
VISITS (to the Website)47
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)96

’18 piece big band for dances, weddings, fetes, concerts or any event that needs to go with a swing!. From classic Glenn Miller, Rat Pack, swing and latin standards to more modern repertoire.‘

Category Big Bands
+ Pavilion Big Band
VISITS (to the Website)99
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)306
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A vibrant amateur community orchestra based in Pulham Market, Norfolk open to all local players. No audition is required to join, although you do need some sight-reading ability. Occasionally, we may ask players to join a waiting list as some orchestral sections are full. Regrettably, as with many orchestral societies, it is necessary to charge an annual subscription ... The orchestra gives three or four concerts a year, and programmes cover a wide range of classical music. We also run very successful "Come and Play Days" once or twice a year. The Pulham Orchestra also supports a biennial weekend of study and rehearsal with guest conductors and tutors, held by the Waveney Valley Orchestral Workshop.’

+ Pulham Orchestra
VISITS (to the Website)140
Also indexedWaveney Valley Orchestral Workshop
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)289

‘Founded in 1933 and the choir currently has a membership of around 100. Our repertoire is quite varied but is made up mainly of large choral works by composers from the 17th through to the 21st century ... Each year the choir puts on three concerts and also runs a “Come and Sing” event in the early autumn ... The Choir welcomes singers of all voices and abilities without audition.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Sheringham & Cromer Choral Society
VISITS (to the Website)107
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)229
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The Sheringham Shantymen are immensely proud to wear the RNLI badge on their uniform and the only organisation outside the RNLI that is allowed to do so. They support the RNLI in a myriad of ways as well as supporting and performing at lifeboat stations around the United Kingdom and Ireland ... During 1988 a group of local lifeboat men and friends formed a shanty singing group to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the private sailing and pulling Sheringham lifeboat the “Augusta”. They enjoyed the experience so much that they decided to continue ... Although the Group’s members nowadays are now from a variety of occupations they have remained true to their roots.’

+ Sheringham Shantymen
VISITS (to the Website)66
Also indexedRNLI
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)136
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The Sillars Orchestra plays a wide range of great works, predominantly "light music", and we play every piece in the belief that the musical experience should be enjoyable. We offer every amateur musician who seeks the opportunity for self improvement the chance to play their chosen instrument in a fun and sociable setting. The orchestra is formed of string, woodwind, brass and percussion.’ The Orchestra was founded in 1926 by John Archibald "Archie" Sillars.

Category Light Orchestras
+ Sillars Orchestra
VISITS (to the Website)114
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)135

‘Norwich-based choir from the LGBT community for everyone ... We sing in harmony to celebrate diversity and challenge inequality. Our members include people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, as well as friends, family members and straight allies.’

Category LGBT Choirs
+ Sing With Pride
VISITS (to the Website)82
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)145

‘The Band is a mixed ability band currently with over 100 members, aged between eight and twenty three. Some have no Associated Board examination successes while others have passed Grade Eight ... There are two basic rules for entry to the Band. Firstly, the Band will never turn away a prospective member. This often leads to having a huge number of players in any section and a shortage in other areas. Secondly, no prospective member is required to audition to join and no minimum standard is required. New and inexperienced players are told to play any note in the bar that they can and to follow their neighbour. Some of the current Section Leaders and Soloists started in this way.’

+ South Norfolk Youth Symphonic Band
VISITS (to the Website)99
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)140
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We are based in Southrepps, near Cromer, North Norfolk. Formed in November 2011, we are a community choir, where the enjoyment and learning experiences derived from singing together, are the most important factors. Up to sixty local singers take part in the rehearsals ... and in our various concerts and other performances. We sing the widest possible variety of musical styles and repertoire from the 16th century to the present day. We sing madrigals, classical, jazz and pop; music for church, the concert platform and the musical stage.’


Category Community Choirs
+ Southrepps Chorale
VISITS (to the Website)75
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)178

‘Formed in the autumn of 1986 as resident orchestra of St Gregory's Arts Centre in Norwich ... before the church sadly became unmanageable because of licensing restrictions.’ Now typically gives three concerts each season - Winter, Spring and Summer - plus participating in other events from time to time.

+ St Gregory’s Orchestra
VISITS (to the Website)43
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)71
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The Band was formed in November 1974 by a small group of villagers who were keen to start a brass band. With donations of monies and loans by founder members, the Band was able to purchase a set of instruments, from the folded Stibbard Band, to start its playing history. With money raised over the years, these old tattered instruments were replaced one by one and a music library of more than 800 pieces compiled ... Taverham Band is a great group of people who really enjoy entertaining their public. But more than just being a group of musicians they have a great social life and spend a lot of time together outside of the rehearsal room and concert venue. Perhaps that’s why they are so popular and successful!

+ Taverham Band
VISITS (to the Website)130
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)318
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘We are a Norwich-based chamber choir of around 25 singers ... range in age from their 20s to their 70s, and come from all around the county. We combine excellent sight-reading skills and a collective desire to perform to a high standard with a friendly atmosphere! Our repertoire is extensive and varied, but we specialise in Renaissance and contemporary music. We give around five concerts a year and also help to raise money for local charities.’

Category Chamber Choirs
+ Viva Voce Singers
VISITS (to the Website)86
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)138
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Our very first rehearsal took place on 2nd October 1970 ... Since then we have continued to meet on Wednesday evenings from September to May. We welcome singers of all abilities, experience and age and you don’t even have to have to audition! We perform a wide variety of music to suit all tastes in aid of local charities and church funds.’


Category Community Choirs
+ Waveney Choir
VISITS (to the Website)79
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)349

‘Offers players in West Norfolk who are aged under 21 the opportunity to play music as part of a group and to give themselves a challenge. It also provides players with the opportunity to meet fellow musicians socially and build friendships through playing as part of a team. WNJYO was originally setup in 1977, using funds from the Queen's Silver Jubilee Appeal.’

+ West Norfolk Jubilee Youth Orchestra
VISITS (to the Website)85
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)152

‘The Society attracts members from a wide area: from Norwich in the north to Watton in the west. We enjoy the privilege of singing in some of the area's most beautiful churches. Concerts are performed to high musical standards with professional soloists and often with an orchestra. Our three major annual performances help raise money for a charity chosen by our members. Concerts are usually performed in Norwich, Wymondham Abbey and Attleborough.’

Category Choral Societies
+ Wymondham Choral Society
VISITS (to the Website)74
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)199
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘A friendly, lively and ambitious group of musicians that plays regular concerts at a variety of locations within the Norfolk area. We have received much critical acclaim for our sensitive and involving performances. We attract members from all walks of life and provide them with the satisfaction of playing in an ensemble that has the skill and confidence to play exciting and demanding works. We have built up an enviable reputation, and are able to attract professional soloists of the highest calibre. We also encourage young talented soloists from Norfolk to play with us, often their first concerto with a symphony orchestra. Generally, we play three concerts a year, although we occasionally undertake additional events. We also hold an annual Open Rehearsal ... It’s not just about making music - we also like to have fun!’

+ Wymondham Symphony Orchestra
VISITS (to the Website)79
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)134

‘What could be more relaxing than spending a summer Sunday afternoon by a beautiful beach listening to the sounds of some of our region's finest musicians? Gorleston Bandstand is the delightful venue for a series of musical performances taking place on most Sunday afternoons from 2-4pm from June to August. The programme is varied so there's something to suit all tastes and it's completely free to attend, so grab yourself a chair or sit on the lawns and enjoy some refreshments while you savour the music.’

@ Gorleston Bandstand Great Yarmouth
VISITS (to the Website)102
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)197

'The largest parish church in England ... In 1942 the church was completely gutted during a German air raid leaving only the Norman tower and the walls standing. With the aid of a War Damage Commission grant and fund raising by local people and businesses the church was rebuilt (architect - Stephen Dykes Bower). The Church was reconsecrated in 1961 ... On December 9th, 2011 the Lord Bishop of Norwich designated St Nicholas Church, Great Yarmouth a Minster Church. From then on, its official title is The Minster Church of St Nicholas ... The organ was built in 1882 by William Hill, one of the best English organ builders of his time ... Although the organ still sounds wonderful it is in dire need of restoration ...'

Category Greater Churches
@ Great Yarmouth Minster
VISITS (to the Website)201
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)380
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Enjoy chamber music and opera at its finest in the perfect setting of the Marble Hall at Holkham ...'

@ Holkham Hall
VISITS (to the Website)214
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)268
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Hosts free musical performances from May to September, especially on Sunday afternoons - concert bands, brass bands, town bands, pop and country groups, and other events.’


@ Hunstanton Bandstand
VISITS (to the Website)86
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)195

King’s Lynn Minster possesses a fine four-part choir performing, to a high standard, repertoire that spans from the 16th century to the present day ... The Minster organ is one of the most written about organs and it is without doubt a landmark in the development of organ building in this country. John Snetzler’s first large instrument, only ever exceeded by a small margin, by his organ for Beverley Minster, this organ was acclaimed the finest in the country – a claim too often made for many organs, but in this case, one affirmed by Holdich when he repaired and added pedals to the organ 100 years later. It established Snetzler’s reputation as the leading organ builder of the second half of the 18th century and organ maker to the King ...’


Category Greater Churches
@ King's Lynn Minster
VISITS (to the Website)254
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)287
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

'Internationally recognised and at the heart of Norwich’s cultural community, Norwich Arts Centre is a contemporary arts venue that delivers a daily programme of live music, theatre, dance, live art, visual art, literature and comedy. It is a small, independently run venue with charitable status with a mission to support the development of artists and nurture emerging talent across a range of art forms; Norwich Arts Centre really is the best small venue in Britain.'

@ Norwich Arts Centre
VISITS (to the Website)165
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)208

‘A thriving venue for live music, with an annual programme of concerts and recitals that features our own musicians, as well as visiting soloists, groups and ensembles. Throughout the year the choirs of Norwich Cathedral regularly perform large-scale works in the Cathedral, often accompanied by the period instrumentalists of Norwich Baroque. We also regularly host Live Music Nights at the Refectory, celebrating the best talent from the local music scene ... We stage free organ recitals throughout the year. You are invited you to come and enjoy the organ’s glorious sound and watch the performers as they play.‘


Category Norwich
@ Norwich Cathedral
VISITS (to the Website)91
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)203
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘The largest and most successful theatre in the East of England with over 400,000 people attending annually to watch 400 performances, ranging from shows for pre-school age children to grand opera, and everything in between. We feature the best of West End shows from big musicals to great dramas, alongside dance, comedy, family shows, opera and music.’

@ Norwich Theatre Royal
VISITS (to the Website)149
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)167

'The recitals are held in what used to be the great hall of a late Jacobean house designed and built by Sir Roger Townshend with his Master Mason William Edge. Later paved in marble by William Kent and embellished in the C18th style, this room epitomises the dual spirit of Raynham Hall. Lofty, elegant and flooded with light it also has a clear but gentle resonance which is perfect for the intimate chamber music presented at the Raynham Recitals.'


@ Raynham Hall
VISITS (to the Website)200
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)408

‘A lively city centre parish church with regular Sunday and weekday services. We are a Christian community that tries to welcome everyone, whoever they are. We have a vibrant choral music tradition with Choral Scholars, Choristers, a Girls' Choir and a large parish choir called St Peter's Singers. We are a centre for cultural events and a popular venue for concerts including our own free Mancroft Music Saturday lunchtime recital series.’


Category Greater Churches
@ St Peter Mancroft Norwich
VISITS (to the Website)78
Also indexedSt Peter’s Singers
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)147

‘An impressive Grade II listed building which was originally built as a corn exchange. The Corn Hall is now a thriving arts venue offering a wide range of quality entertainment ... It was as recent as 1998 that the Corn Hall ceased to trade as a corn market, one of the last in the country, but there have always been other activities in the Hall. Victorian times saw bazaars and choral concerts while the Waveney Room was used as registry office, magistrate’s court and later as Council Chamber, and everything from boxing to discos kept the Hall alive in the 20th century.‘

@ The Corn Hall Diss
VISITS (to the Website)132
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)119

'Launched in September 2014. The Centre exists to encourage musical activity amongst UEA students and to allow musically-talented students at UEA a chance to improve and showcase their skills.'

@ University of East Anglia
VISITS (to the Website)219
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)241

‘Wells Maltings is a striking brick and flint building within the heart of Wells-next-the-Sea which was built in the mid-19th century. In the late 16th century, Wells was the major port for the area and by the first half of the 18th century the town become a major exporter of malt. In 1890 the town had nine large malthouses, employing over 50 people. The town is now a seaside resort with a small working port, and the building is one of the last remaining malthouses in Wells ... The new Wells Maltings building has been augmented hugely by a brand new extension, with the internal spaces refitted and developed to create a modern day cultural and heritage hub.’


Category Fakenham
@ Wells Maltings
VISITS (to the Website)25
Also indexedMusic-next-the-Sea
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)44
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Started in 2004: 'The universal agreement was to produce a joint music listing calendar which would show the composite offering of classical music in the city as well as enabling all members to be informed of each others plans and activities. The aim is to promote music more widely across Norwich, Norfolk and the country.'

~ Music in Norwich
VISITS (to the Website)173
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)284

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