Welcome to Trunch Concerts - Music in a historic Norfolk Church
Concerts 2015 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 13th JUNE at 7.30 pm
DARRAGH MORGAN (Violin)
MARY DULLEA (Piano)
This ‘agile, incisive and impassioned’ (BBC Music Magazine) duo, members of the renowned Fidelio Trio, perform a recent work dedicated to them by internationally-acclaimed composer
Michael Finnissy * and
Franck: Violin Sonata in A
Schumann: Violin Sonata in A minor, Op. 105
Darragh Morgan and Mary Dullea
Darragh Morgan performed in our 2010 series leading the London Schubert Players in Schubert's Trout Quintet.
He is a remarkable violinist, one of the finest Irish musicians of our day. He and his accompanist Mary Dullea, have performed several times in Norwich as members of the highly acclaimed Fidelio Trio. The accolades of their playing from top newspapers and journals are endless, see: http://www.fideliotrio.com/reviews.html.
The Sheringham-based composer and president of the Norfolk Composers' Group, Michael Finnissy, has recently written the duo a violin sonata, which they are keen to perform again after a very successful premiere in Southampton. Complementing the new work they will be performing two of the finest romantic violin Sonatas, Schumann's A minor Sonata and Cesar Franck's gushing A major Sonata.
Michael Finnissy (b.1946):
Michael Finnissy was born in Tulse Hill, London in 1946 and studied at the Royal College of Music. He later studied in Italy with Roman Vlad. He went on to create the music department of the London School of Contemporary Dance, and has been associated as composer with many notable British dance companies. He has also been musician in residence to the Victorian College of the Arts, the City of Caulfield in Australia, and the East London Late Starters Orchestra.
In 1999 he was made Professor of Composition at the University of Southampton. Finnissy has been featured composer at the Bath, Huddersfield and Almeida festivals, amongst others, and his works are widely performed and broadcast worldwide. Recordings are available on various labels, notably NMC and Metier; the latter has released a cycle of CDs to great critical acclaim.
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.