A-Z of CATEGORIES

Area: Norfolk

The Category Aylsham is a subset of Norfolk. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Aylsham 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):

- Aylsham Band

- Aylsham Singers

- North Norfolk Chorale

 

Category Aylsham
! Aylsham KEY
VISITS (to Website)60
VIEWS (of this Record)46

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 & Sheringham Operatic & Dramatic Society

- Cromer Music Evenings

- Sheringham Shantymen

 

Category Cromer
! Cromer KEY
VISITS (to Website)78
VIEWS (of this Record)61

The Category Diss 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 Diss 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):

- Burgate Singers

- Gislingham Silver Band

 

Category Diss
! Diss KEY
VISITS (to Website)41
VIEWS (of this Record)48

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

- Fakenham Town Band

- Yorke Trust: The Old Chapel

 

Category Fakenham
! Fakenham KEY
VISITS (to Website)55
VIEWS (of this Record)65

The Category Great Yarmouth is a subset of Norfolk. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Great Yarmouth 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):

- Gorleston St Andrew's Competitive Festival

- Norfolk Broads Concert Band

 

Category Great Yarmouth
! Great Yarmouth KEY
VISITS (to Website)40
VIEWS (of this Record)44

The Category King's Lynn 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 King's LYnn 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):

- Alive Corn Exchange King’s Lynn

- King’s Lynn Male Voice Choir

 

Category King's Lynn
! King's Lynn KEY
VISITS (to Website)43
VIEWS (of this Record)40

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

- Jonathan Wyatt Big Band

Livewire Opera Company

- Norfolk West Gallery Quire

- Norwich Arts Centre

- Norwich Citadel Band

- Norwich Harmony

- Norwich Pops Orchestra

- Sing With Pride

- Wymondham Music Festival

- Wymondham Youth Music Society

 

Category Norwich
! Norwich KEY
VISITS (to Website)51
VIEWS (of this Record)63

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

- Dereham Theatre Company

- KeyNote Concerts

- Singers Inspired

 

! Swaffham KEY
VISITS (to Website)72
VIEWS (of this Record)82

‘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 Website)313
VIEWS (of this Record)231

‘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 Website)110
VIEWS (of this Record)125

‘We host a diverse range of performers and concerts at the Belfry Centre, from renowned classical musicians and award winning soloists to local jazz ensembles. All set within the beautifully intimate and atmospheric space of the historic school hall, this is one of the best concert venues to see great live music in North Norfolk.’

 

* Belfry Centre for Music & Arts
VISITS (to Website)82
VIEWS (of this Record)48

'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 Website)228
VIEWS (of this Record)394

‘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 Website)67
Also indexedCromer and Sheringham Art and Literary Festival
VIEWS (of this Record)136

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

 

Category Folk Festivals
* Folk in a Field Festival
VISITS (to Website)394
VIEWS (of this Record)229

'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.' Held Mid May.

 

Category Folk Festivals
* Folk on the Pier
VISITS (to Website)291
VIEWS (of this Record)273

'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 Website)213
VIEWS (of this Record)386

‘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 Website)121
VIEWS (of this Record)243

'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 Website)289
VIEWS (of this Record)455

‘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 Website)185
VIEWS (of this Record)957

‘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 Website)77
VIEWS (of this Record)144

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 Website)189
Also indexedNorfolk & Norwich Music Club
VIEWS (of this Record)259

‘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 Website)180
VIEWS (of this Record)198

'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 Website)343
Also indexedNorfolk Music Service
VIEWS (of this Record)450

'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 Website)214
VIEWS (of this Record)368

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 Website)239
VIEWS (of this Record)506

‘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 Website)83
VIEWS (of this Record)330

'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 Website)266
VIEWS (of this Record)378

‘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 Website)349
VIEWS (of this Record)418

'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 Website)240
VIEWS (of this Record)1086

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 Website)117
VIEWS (of this Record)177

'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 Website)268
VIEWS (of this Record)319

‘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 Website)91
VIEWS (of this Record)221

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

+ Breckland Brass Band
VISITS (to Website)132
VIEWS (of this Record)329

'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 Website)197
VIEWS (of this Record)528

‘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 Website)121
VIEWS (of this Record)309

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 Website)204
VIEWS (of this Record)352

‘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 Website)144
VIEWS (of this Record)254

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 Website)135
VIEWS (of this Record)320

‘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 Website)65
VIEWS (of this Record)187

‘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 Website)154
VIEWS (of this Record)213

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 Website)117
VIEWS (of this Record)563

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 Website)205
Also indexedGYB Youth Band
VIEWS (of this Record)371

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 Website)125
VIEWS (of this Record)278

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 Website)89
VIEWS (of this Record)199

‘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 Website)94
VIEWS (of this Record)222

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 Website)76
VIEWS (of this Record)189

‘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 Website)160
VIEWS (of this Record)420

‘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 Website)94
VIEWS (of this Record)224

‘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 Website)119
VIEWS (of this Record)209

'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 Website)331
VIEWS (of this Record)356

Access to details of about 50 Ensembles active throughout Norfolk. Select by: Age; Playing Level; Instrument; Local District.

 

+ Norfolk Music Hub Ensembles
VISITS (to Website)47
VIEWS (of this Record)67

'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 Website)254
VIEWS (of this Record)375

‘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 Website)102
VIEWS (of this Record)261

‘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 Website)277
VIEWS (of this Record)331

‘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 Website)123
VIEWS (of this Record)312

‘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 Website)118
VIEWS (of this Record)220

‘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 Website)152
VIEWS (of this Record)388

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 Website)98
VIEWS (of this Record)149

’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 Website)140
VIEWS (of this Record)369

‘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 Website)174
Also indexedWaveney Valley Orchestral Workshop
VIEWS (of this Record)389

‘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 Website)143
VIEWS (of this Record)296

‘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 Website)151
VIEWS (of this Record)208

‘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 Website)179
VIEWS (of this Record)199

‘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 Website)105
VIEWS (of this Record)281

‘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 Website)85
VIEWS (of this Record)154

‘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 Website)179
VIEWS (of this Record)412

‘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 Website)120
VIEWS (of this Record)194

‘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 Website)118
VIEWS (of this Record)427

‘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 Website)107
VIEWS (of this Record)199

‘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 Website)101
VIEWS (of this Record)246

‘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 Website)111
VIEWS (of this Record)213

‘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 Website)147
VIEWS (of this Record)305

'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 Website)264
VIEWS (of this Record)461

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

 

@ Holkham Hall
VISITS (to Website)245
VIEWS (of this Record)323

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 Website)339
VIEWS (of this Record)351

‘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 Website)162
VIEWS (of this Record)306

‘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 Website)171
VIEWS (of this Record)222

'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 Website)236
VIEWS (of this Record)492

‘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 Website)129
Also indexedSt Peter’s Singers
VIEWS (of this Record)243

‘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 Website)181
VIEWS (of this Record)188

'The Halls in Norwich, Norfolk is the most complete medieval friary complex surviving in this country and has been welcoming visitors since passing into civic hands in 1538. Today these magnificent buildings are available for hire for private and public events ... St. Andrew's Hall is the centrepiece of The Halls and is the name by which many people refer to the whole complex of buildings ... It is regularly used for classical music concerts and during the annual Norfolk and Norwich Festival it hosts performances by jazz, world and folk artists from all over the world ... Behind the choir stalls is the organ that was specially commissioned and designed for St. Andrew's by the Bryson brothers in 1880.'

 

@ The Halls Norwich
VISITS (to Website)43
Also indexedSt Andrew's Hall
VIEWS (of this Record)52

'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 Website)262
VIEWS (of this Record)292

‘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 Website)91
Also indexedMusic-next-the-Sea
VIEWS (of this Record)149

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 Website)252
VIEWS (of this Record)335

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