Trunch Concerts 2017

St Botolph’s Church, Trunch, North Walsham, Norwich, NR28 0PS

The 19th season of concerts in St Botolph’s Church offers a range of high quality concerts for many different tastes.

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

*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.

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.

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.

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.

St Botolph's, TrunchThe proceeds from the concerts go to restoration projects at St Botolph’s, one of Norfolk’s finest churches. Musicians give their services very generously in the knowledge of that they too are contributing to the upkeep of this spiritual, architectural and acoustic gem.

In 2005 the tower was secured from splitting. In 2010 the chancel roof was repaired. In 2011 the historic organ was restored ( read about Trunch organ restoration. Cloakroom facilities were installed in 2014.

St Botolph’s ChancelYou can download the very interesting and detailed document “A history of the Chancel” which was written by the late Anne Horsefield in 2009 to satisfy a requirement of English Heritage before a repair grant could be given.