Nearby: Norwich

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)6

‘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)170
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)117
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)39
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)51
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)185
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)119
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)154

‘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)189
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)304
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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

‘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)92
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)170

‘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

‘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)137

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)107
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)154
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)271
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)304

‘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)59
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)67

‘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)187
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)103
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)202

‘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)172
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)181
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)200
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)98
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)304
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)112
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)134

‘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)144

‘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

‘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)137
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘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)198
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

'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)160
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)202
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

‘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)146

'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

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)172
VIEWS (of ‘Full’ Record)282

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