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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 10th OCTOBER at 7.30pm



  • Mozart: Gran Partita KV 361
  • Myslivicek: Octet no. 2 in E-flat
  • Mozart (arr. Triebensee): Don Giovanni

Tickets in advance £12 (£5 for under 16’s) from Trunch Corner Stores or North Norfolk District Council (card payments only) 01263 516294

Admission on the door £15 (£5 for under 16’s)
Part of the ‘NNDC Orchestras Live’ Season |

Mozart was/is probably the finest composer of music for wind instruments and he wrote many pieces for large (6-13) groups of wind instruments. The most substantial of these is Mozart’s Gran Partita KV 361. It contains some stunningly beautiful music. In the film Amadeus (1984), the protagonist Salieri comments on a passage from the third movement of this masterpiece: “This was no composition by a performing monkey. This was a music I'd never heard. Filled with such longing, such unfulfillable longing. It seemed to me that I was hearing the voice of God.” At this point that Salieri questions how God could choose a vulgar man like Mozart as his voice, so taken is he by the beauty of Mozart’s music.

In October 1777, Mozart, met his respected contemporary Josef Myslivicek in Munich, probably at the time of the first performance of Myslivicek’s 2nd Wind Octet. Mozart wrote to his father describing Myslivicek’s character as "full of fire, spirit and life." This certainly comes through in this lovely octet.

Most of Mozart’s opera were arranged with the composer’s approval for wind octet to provide outdoor musical publicity (in an age of no mass media audio!) and wider popularisation of the opera’s main tunes. Triebensee’s arrangement of Mozart’s Don Giovanni shares all the melodic beauty of the opera in purely instrumental numbers. 

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (10th October) is one of the finest orchestras in the world. The Independent, 9 April 2009“For this remarkable ensemble, it’s all about the music.”. Its Principal Artists are Sir Mark Elder, Iván Fischer, Vladimir Jurowski and Sir Simon Rattle CBE and its Emeritus Conductor is Sir Roger Norrington. The orchestra’s excellent website provides much illuminating further details: 

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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.