17th NORTH NORFOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL

12-19 AUGUST 2022

St. Mary's Church, South Creake 

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Norfolk

Tuesday 16 August                         

5.45pm FESTIVAL SUPPER 5  BOOK HERE                                      

7pm ALIM BEISEMBAYEV piano BOOK HERE

Born in Kazakhstan, Alim shot to international attention after winning first prize in the 2021 Leeds International Competition, sweeping both the jury and the audience off their feet in a wave of admiration. His programme will include works by Haydn, Chopin and Liszt.

HAYDN Variations in F minor

CHOPIN Sonata No.2

LISZT 12 Ètudes d’exécution transcendantes S.139

​This concert is generously supported by Clive and Ann Aldred


Wednesday 17 August  

4pm TED BLACK tenor ANA MANASTIREANU piano BOOK HERE

The lyric tenor, Ted Black, was born in London and studied in Glasgow before going on to the International Opera School at The Royal College of Music. He was a finalist in the Kathleen Ferrier Awards in 2020 and in the Grange Festival Singing competition in 2019. Career highlights so far have been performances with John Wilson and with Marin Alsop at the Edinburgh International Festival, this summer’s Waterperry Opera Festival in Oxfordshire, and the role of Ferrando in Poland for the Wroclawska Opera where he will return this autumn as Don Ottavio.  He and Ana give a recital at the Oxford Lieder Festival in October.

Ted and Ana’s programme will include songs by Delius, Gurney, Vaughan-Williams and three women composers - Rebecca Clarke, Muriel Herbert and songs by Amy Beach set to words by Elizabeth Barrett Browning as well as songs by Clara Schumann, Wolf, Sibelius and Six Songs by Grieg Op.48.

This concert is generously supported by Andrew Ramsey

5.45pm FESTIVAL SUPPER 6   BOOK HERE                                      

7pm CARDUCCI STRING QUARTET, JULIAN BLISS clarinet BOOK HERE

The Carducci Quartet and celebrated clarinettist Julian Bliss enjoy a longstanding musical partnership and we look forward to hearing them together in clarinet quintets by Brahms and Weber for this special collaboration.

Rebecca Clarke Poem, for string quartet

Weber Clarinet Quintet in B flat, Op.34

Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op.115

​This concert is generously supported by Baroness Shephard


Thursday 18 August                    

5.45pm FESTIVAL SUPPER 7 BOOK HERE                                         

7pm MARIAN CONSORT “Music for the Queen of Heaven” BOOK HERE

A programme of music from the Renaissance to the present day by BRITTEN, BYRD, DODGSON, LUDFORD, McDOWALL, PANUFNIK, PARSONS, TALLIS, and WEIR

Rory McLeery’s vocal ensemble performs rich and varied programme of renaissance and contemporary works to reflect on Mary, who has been celebrated and venerated in Catholic motets and antiphons since the Middle Ages.

Works range from the simple lullaby by Stephen Dodgson, miraculous cascades of sound by Tallis, Britten’s Hymn to the Virgin, Roxana Panufnik’s complex and emotional Magnificat and Judith Weir’s ebullient Ave Regina Caelorum. 

The Marian Consort vocal ensemble was founded and is directed by Rory McCleery, countertenor, conductor and academic. 

The group give performances in the USA and throughout Europe and the UK and in the spring of 2020 make their first visit to Japan with concerts in Tokyo, Nagoya and Nishinomiya where they will perform their programme ‘Singing in Secret: music from recusant Catholic England.’

Other highlights this season include performances at the Cambridge Early Music Festival, in Truro Cathedral and the Three Choirs Festival in Worcester where they will perform a new work by Dani Howard.

The Consort’s repertory extends from Renaissance music to the works of contemporary British composers.


Friday 19 August                        

4pm ALICE NEARY cello BENJAMIN FRITH piano BOOK HERE

Alice Neary is well known to NNMF audiences both as soloist and as a former member of the Gould Piano Trio. This year, she and Benjamin Frith will play works by Janáček, Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn, and will finish with Beethoven’s A major Sonata, Op.69.

Janáček Pohadka

Felix Mendelssohn Sonata in D

Fanny Hensel Fantasia in G minor

Beethoven Sonata in A, Op.69

​This concert is generously supported by Brian Hatfield, and Giles and Sonia Coode-Adams

5.45pm FESTIVAL SUPPER 8 SOLD OUT                                        

7pm CASTALIAN STRING QUARTET BOOK HERE

Now firmly established as one of the world’s leading string quartets we welcome back the Castalians to NNMF to wrap up our 17th Festival in a programme of works by Haydn, Sibelius and Schubert. 

Haydn String Quartet in E flat, Op.20 No.1

Sibelius String Quartet in D minor, Op.56, "Voces Intimae"

Schubert String Quartet in G, D.887

​This concert is generously supported by Patricia Hewitt

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