Trunch Concerts 2017

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

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

SATURDAY   29th   APRIL at  7.30 pm

Arwen Newband – Violin
Nick Turner – Viola
Sarah Boxall – ’Cello
Robin Major –  Double Bass
Anna Le Hair – Piano


  • Brahms: Piano Quartet no. 3, Opus 60
  • Ireland: Phantasie for Piano Trio
  • Schubert: Piano Quintet in A D667, ‘The Trout’

Anna, who has delighted Trunch audiences on many occasions, returns with her Icknield Ensemble, to perform Schubert’s irresistible Trout Quintet and other masterpieces for strings and piano by Brahms and the expressive English 20th Century Romantic, John Ireland.

More information on the 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.