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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,  29th November at  7.30 pm

Bruce Vogt




It is with enormous pleasure that we announce an additional concert to the 2014 Trunch season.

The return of one of Canada’s leading pianists, BRUCE VOGT, to give a recital on Saturday 29th November at 7.30 at St Botolph’s Church, Trunch.

Admission will be by programme at the door £12 (£10 concessions). 

The programme is as below, every piece an incomparable masterpiece:

Mozart - Rondo in a minor

Schubert: Sonata D664 in A Major

Liszt: Variations on a theme from Bach's Cantata: Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen

Schubert, Sonata in Bb Major D. 960 (last sonata)

Bruce is a quite wonderful performer and an equally fine teacher. He is Head of the large piano department of the University of Victoria, Vancouver, and has a long discography of commercial recordings.

His website has much excellent photographic and audio material for events editors to use and for you to judge the quality of his playing, if you have not been fortunate enough to hear him on his previous visits to Trunch. This is what the press have said of his playing:

Reviews of Bruce’s playing include:

The Times London, England:Rare grandeur ... I have never heard [Liszt's] Norma Fantasy played with such consummate largesse ... I was mesmerized by Vogt's sheer control. In Liszt's Dante Sonata the structure of the work was never exposed and the final triumph of the piece rang from the piano with spine-chilling inevitability.

Le Républicain Paris, France :  A virtuoso ... the audience was literally enraptured.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Frankfurt, Germany: Melancholy magic ... Vogt’s concentrated pianistic command is to be respected along with his great empathy for poetic mood; he was able to draw from a great reserve of power without placing this power in the foreground.

Technical perfection paired with emotional expressiveness ... compositions from Mozart, Chopin, Liszt resounded with seldom-heard perfection ... what is apparent in his playing is the joy he takes in giving to others what he has so dazzlingly mastered. In his superb playing, Vogt comes across as uncommonly in control, almost unapproachable, seemingly saturated with the music; he brings it forth with the finest nuances.Usinger Anzeiger ALTWEILNAU, GERMANY

Profound musical emotions ... Bruce Vogt was masterful. In his performance [he] gave an astonishing demonstration of technical skill toward a constant revelation of great expressive understanding.Wiesbadener Tagblatt, WIESBADEN, GERMANY

Concert of the year ... splendidly subtle readings. Vogt made us listen to music that we might have missed, and some familiar items which we heard anew.Monday Magazine, VICTORIA, CANADA


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.