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Concerts 2014 in St Botolph's Church, Trunch, North Walsham nr. Norwich, NR28 0PS
High Quality Concerts for many different Tastes

SATURDAY, 20th SEPTEMBER 2014 at  7.30 pm

Norfolk Winds (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon) with David Morgan (piano)

Popular flautist, Anna Hopkins, with friends playing oboe, clarinet and bassoon, perform

Danzi: Piano Quintet in D op 54
Madeleine Dring: Trio
Glinka: Trio Pathetique
Bach, Buxtehude, Jacob

Anna hopkins

Norfolk Winds, formed in 2010, is an ensemble comprising four of the most experienced and highly qualified woodwind players in the county, including the much-loved solo recitalist Anna Hopkins, flute. They often perform with the pianist and harpsichordist, David Morgan, extending the range of repertoire for combinations of flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon, and already several Norfolk-based and European-based composers have written music especially for the group. The group sometimes performs in smaller combinations, further widening their range of repertoire. Norfolk Winds have enjoyed some very creditable reviews in their public concerts. They perform both in high-profile concert series and for fundraising events.

David Morgan studied composition with Reginald Smith-Brindle and William Mathias and organ with Brian Runnet and Noel Rawsthorne. He is an equally accomplished pianist, turning his talents to a wide range of solo and ensemble repertoire. Since retiring as Programme Manager for Performing Arts at City College Norwich in 2006 he has been the regular harpsichord continuo player for Norwich Baroque, too.

Mikhail Glinka is known as ‘the father of Russian Music’. The Trio Pathetique was written at the prime of his manhood (just before he became ‘father’!) and reflects the drama and lyricism of the famous Italian opera houses, where he was honing his skills in composition before returning to St Petersburg to compose his great operas For the Life of a Czar and Ruslan & Ludmilla.

Madeleine Dring’s music is described neatly on Wikipedia:A student of Herbert HowellsGordon Jacob and occasionally Ralph Vaughan Williams, Madeleine Dring's style is typically light and unpretentious. She admired the idiomatic and rhythmically vibrant writing of Francis Poulenc, which is echoed in her works. Her harmonizations are often jazzy; her writing has often been compared to that of George Gershwin.’ Her husband was the principal oboist of the LSO and her writing for winds in this trio combination is quite wonderful.

Franz Danzi was a contemporary of Beethoven. His Op. 54 quintet reflects a strong influence of the music of Mozart and Weber. Working in Mannheim and Munich, he had access to the finest wind players of his age. In this joyous ‘concerto’ for piano, the wind ‘backing’ is subtle and delicate.

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.This winter cloakroom facilities were installed. 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.