Trunch Concerts 2018

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

Friday 17th August at 7.30pm

Organ Recital by Ashley Grote.


Ashley Grote has held the post of Master of Music at Norwich Cathedral since September 2012. Today he is one of the best known organists in the country and we are honoured and delighted that he has agreed to come and play at St Botolph Church in Trunch.

Much in demand as a recitalist, Ashley Grote has performed throughout the UK, USA and Europe with recent concerts in Italy, Germany, Finland and Sweden.

A man with many talents, he has appeared on the 2018 series of BBC Master Chef, and a public spirited one as well, he has four times run the London marathon, raising £75,000 for Great Ormond Street Children’s hospital!

The wonderful programme will consist of music by Bach, Handel, Mozart, Samuel Sebastian Wesley, Hubert Parry, Edward Elgar, Pietro Yon (1886-1943) and Lefébure-Wély (1817-69).



Tickets £12 (£10 concessions)

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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.

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.