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Welcome to Trunch Concerts - Music in a historic Norfolk Church

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.

SATURDAY  29th JULY  at  7.30 pm 
‘Baroque Gems’
MARIA KONOSHENKO – Mezzo Soprano
NORWICH BAROQUE QUARTET
Jim O’Toole & Liz Skinner – Violins
Philip Trzebiatowski – ’Cello
David Morgan – Harpsichord

norwich baroque

Maria Konoshenko

Masterpieces of Baroque music by Purcell, Handel, Vivaldi (from ‘Stabat Mater’), Bach, and Pepusch (from ‘Beggar’s Opera’), and folk music from Russia and The British Isles
The NBQ comprises the four principal players of the much acclaimed Norwich Baroque Orchestra. Maria, trained at the St Petersburg Conservatoire, joins them for the first time.

 

The Norwich Baroque Quartet comprises the four principal players of the much-acclaimed Norwich Baroque orchestra.
Jim O'Toole regularly directs Norwich Baroque. He toured extensively with the European Union Baroque Orchestra while completing his post-graduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music. He also plays in an is orchestral manager for The Old Street Band, the period instrument arm of English Touring Opera.
Liz Skinner completed her masters degree at the Royal College of music with Andrew Manze, one of the most celebrated baroque violinists of our time. She has extensively researched the life and music of Joseph Gibbs, the early C18th East Anglian composer.
Phipil Trzebiatowski trained at the royal Academy of Music and in the Netherlands, where he played with the Netherlands Ballet Orchestra and studied under the celebrated Dutch 'cellist Anner Bylsma. He has played with many distinguished London orchestras, the Loveday Trio and for many years with the Esterhazy Quartet.
David Morgan studied composition with Reginald Smith-Brindle and William Mathias and organ with Brian Runnet and Noel Rawsthorne. 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.


"Norwich Baroque was formed in 2006 to specialize in original and lively interpretations of music by popular and less well known Baroque composers; from Handel and Vivaldi to Capel Bond and Mudge. 

Working with eminent soloists from the Baroque world Norwich Baroque aims to bring audiences fresh and vibrant performances in some of our region`s most beautiful buildings. More detail on: www.norwichbaroque.co.uk.

Maria Konoshenko, the young Russian mezzo-soprano, joins the Norwich Baroque Quartet this evening. Maria studied at the St Petersburg Conservatory and has developed a keen interest in baroque music and in international folk music. She lectures in comparative linguistics at Moscow University and has an excellent understanding of many diverse languages from across the globe. She is particularly interested in the relationship of music and language. With family living locally, this also includes Norfolk dialect!


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.