Trunch Concert Saturday 2nd September

Please note. This concert was originally advertised with both The Rocking Bishop and the Mirliton Flute Ensemble. Due to the bishop’s pastoral schedule being changed at short notice, he is now indisposed on this date and we have had to bring his performance forward to August 6th. We are very grateful to the Mirliton Flute Ensemble for now presenting the whole September 2nd concert. From Sept. 30th with the evening of music for Soprano, Cello and Piano at Trunch Church, the schedule as per the printed brochure will be resumed. Thank you for your understanding.

at St Nicholas Church, Swafield *

An Evening of Light Music

Director: Anna Hopkins

“From Baroque to Rock”

*Since 2014 St Nicholas Swafield has come under the auspices of St Botolph’s Church Trunch. This concert will raise money for the maintenance of Swafield’s lovely, but under-used church.


1.Carillon (from L’Arlesienne) Georges Bizet
2.Alleluia (from Exaltate Jubilate) W.A. Mozart (arr A. Hopkins)
3.First movement from Octet for winds N.0. 1 Myslivecek (arr H. Lanham)
4.Scenes from the West Harold Walters
(Line Riders/Joshua Trees/Dancing Bee)
5.Humming Chorus (from Madam Butterfly) Puccini
6.Lullaby of Birdland George Shearing
7. You Raise me up Lovland (arr A.Hopkins)
8. On My Own (from Les Miserables) Schonberg (arr A Hopkins)
9.Black is the Colour of my True Love’s Hair Ricky Lombardo
10.Little Red Monkey Jack Jordan


1. Arrival of the Queen of Sheba Handel (arr A Hopkins)
2. Danse Macabre Camille Saint –Saens
3.Quatre Flutes en Balade Serge Lancen
4.Oblivion Astor Piazolla
5.Miss Lady Bug Kathleen Payne
6. Puffin Billy Edward White
7. Alexander’s Ragtime Band Irving Berlin

Anna Hopkins has performed in most seasons in recent years in the Trunch Concerts, giving solo recitals and leading ensembles, such as Norfolk Winds. She always draws a thrilled, appreciative audience with her excellent flute playing. She is the co-principal flautist of the Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra. She also leads the Mirliton Flute Ensemble, a group of seven flautists who play in the best orchestras in the county. They specialise in arrangements, often by Anna herself, of light classics, jazz standards and music from the shows. A toe-tapping ‘Tutti Flutey’ evening!

For more information, please visit Trunch Concerts’ website.

Trunch Beekeeping Group

a.-Glebe-1.1-hiveTrunch Beekeeping Group is keen to increase the membership. Villagers interested in this fascinating and educational pastime are welcome to join. Looking out for the wellbeing of honey bees is a remarkably rewarding experience. During 2016 we will be organising presentations, apiary visits and tuition events.

The Group have now five hives after the successful merging of two pairs. Bearing in mind the Group was only formed last April by inexperienced aspiring bee keepers the achievement of setting up the hives has been relatively successful. Members attended various courses organised by experienced and well known bee keepers. The Group attracted interest from other local bee keepers whose help is invaluable.

The purchase of at least three more hives by the members is planned for this year. New types of hive are being introduced to the bee keeping market and it planned to try a couple of these.

A very extensive web site, with a Members Area, has been set up by three of the members; this is

If you are interested in joining our Group please contact Brian Boughton on 01263 720252 or contact any member of the Group.