Trunch Concerts 2018
St Botolph’s Church, Trunch, North Walsham, Norwich, NR28 0PS.
Candlelit Christmas Concert
Saturday 8th December 2018, 7.30pm
Cantamus Singers is a famous community choir based in Thorpe Market. The choir is led by its inspirational Director Philip Adams who is also the director of Music and Organist at Holy Trinity, West Runton.
Philip’s formative musical experiences were centred on the English choral tradition. He studied organ, choral conducting and piano accompaniment at Trinity College of Music, London.
The program will include:
‘The Christmas Story’ by Heinrich Schutz – a dramatic and musical representation of the birth of Christ. It is one of Schutz’s last works and was written in his eightieth year but is as fresh and full of vitality as the works of his youth.
‘I sing the birth’ – Edward Elgar
‘Four Old English Carols’ – Gustav Holst
‘The Five Lesser Joys of Mary’ – Peter Warlock
‘The Manger Throne’ – John Stainer as well as some congregational carols.
Visit the web site www.trunchconcerts.com for full details of dates, programmes and artists. To join the concerts mailing list email email@example.com
Since 2014 St Nicholas Swafield has come under the auspices of St Botolph’s Church, Trunch.
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 21st 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.
The 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 Chancel: You 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.