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Concerts 2017 in St Botolph's Church, Trunch, North Walsham nr. Norwich, NR28 0PS
High Quality Concerts for many different Tastes

Admission to all concerts by programme, available at the door. £10 (concessions £8) unless otherwise stated.
All concert proceeds will be donated to St. Botolph's Church restoration and maintenance projects.

Important note. The scheduled concert at St Nicholas, Swafield, for September 2nd has had to be amended, due to the Rocking Bishop, the Rt Revd Jonathan Meyrick, being indisposed on that date due to a change in his pastoral schedule. There will now be TWO separate concerts at Swafield Church: the first, on August 6th given by the Rocking Bishop; the second, still on September 2nd, given entirely by the Mirliton Flute Ensemble. From September 30th the concerts will all be back at Trunch Church with the scheduled evening of music for Soprano, Cello and Piano. Thank you for your understanding! We look forward to your continued support.

SATURDAY   2nd  SEPTEMBER  at  7.30 pm
at St Nicholas Church, Swafield *
An Evening of Light Music

THE MIRLITON FLUTE ENSEMBLE
Director: Anna Hopkins
presents

"From Baroque to Rock"

*Since 2014 St Nicholas Swafield has come under the auspices of St Botolph’s Church Trunch. This concert will raise money for the maintenance of Swafield’s lovely but under-used church.

mirliton

THE MUSIC

1.Carillon (from L’Arlesienne)                                   Georges Bizet
2.Alleluia (from Exaltate Jubilate)                  W.A. Mozart (arr A. Hopkins)
3.First movement from Octet for winds N.0. 1          Myslivecek (arr H. Lanham)
4.Scenes from the West                                              Harold Walters
(Line Riders/Joshua Trees/Dancing Bee)
5.Humming Chorus (from Madam Butterfly)            Puccini
6.Lullaby of Birdland                                     George Shearing
7. You Raise me up                                         Lovland (arr A.Hopkins)
8. On My Own (from Les Miserables)                        Schonberg (arr A Hopkins)
9.Black is the Colour of my True Love’s Hair            Ricky Lombardo
10.Little Red Monkey                                                Jack Jordan

INTERVAL

1. Arrival of the Queen of Sheba                                Handel (arr A Hopkins)
2. Danse Macabre                                           Camille Saint –Saens
3.Quatre Flutes en Balade                              Serge Lancen
(Allegro/Vivace/Andantino/Allegro)
4.Oblivion                                                       Astor Piazolla
5.Miss Lady Bug                                                        Kathleen Payne
6. Puffin Billy                                                 Edward White
7. Alexander’s Ragtime Band                                    Irving Berlin

 

Anna Hopkins has performed in most seasons in recent years in the Trunch Concerts, giving solo recitals and leading ensembles, such as Norfolk Winds. She always draws a thrilled, appreciative audience with her excellent flute playing. She is the co-principal flautist of the Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra. She also leads the Mirliton Flute Ensemble, a group of seven flautists who play in the best orchestras in the county. They specialise in arrangements, often by Anna herself, of light classics, jazz standards and music from the shows. A toe-tapping ‘Tutti Flutey’ evening!


Your support for the concerts and events helps to keep St Botolph's standing.
One of Norfolk's finest churches, it is a uniquely beautiful building both for worship and music-making.

  • In 2005 the tower was secured from splitting.
  • In 2010 the chancel roof was repaired.
  • The historic 1808 Wm Gray organ was restored in 2011.
  • In 2014 winter cloakroom facilities were installed.

The concerts at St Botolph’s Church, Trunch, enter their 17th season this year. The quality of performances is now very high indeed, increasingly attracting audience from beyond the local vicinity.

All concert proceeds will continue to be donated to St Botolph’s Church restoration projects. The Church and community would like to thank both the audiences and the performers for their generosity. Since 1998 the concerts have raised over £20,000 towards these projects. Thanks too to the dynamic Trunch Village Society for its support for publicity.

Performers reserve the right to change their programmes from those indicated in the brochure or website. The organising team will take reasonable steps to give notice if any concert has to be postponed or cancelled. Please check this website for up to date information closer to the dates of the concert.