Trunch Concerts 2019

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



Maria Konoshenko – mezzo soprano

Early Baroque Gems

Saturday 27th July 2019, 7.30 pm, St Botolph Church, Trunch

The Norwich Baroque Quartet comprises the four principal players of the much-acclaimed Norwich Baroque orchestra.
Jim O’Toole regularly directs Norwich Baroque. He toured extensively with the European Union Baroque Orchestra while completing his post-graduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music.
Liz Skinner completed her masters degree at the Royal College of music with Andrew Manze, one of the most celebrated baroque violinists of our time.
Phipil Trzebiatowski trained at the royal Academy of Music and in the Netherlands, where he played with the Netherlands Ballet Orchestra. He has played with many distinguished London orchestras, the Loveday Trio and with the Esterhazy Quartet.
David Morgan studied composition with Reginald Smith-Brindle and William Mathias and organ with Brian Runnet and Noel Rawsthorne. Since retiring as Programme Manager for Performing Arts at City College Norwich in 2006, he has been the regular harpsichord continuo player for Norwich Baroque.
Maria Konoshenko, the young Russian mezzo-soprano, who studied at the St Petersburg Conservatory, joins the Norwich Baroque Quartet this evening.


Toccata  by William PORTER – Norwich Baroque Quartet

Ciaccona by Tarquinio Merula ( 1595 – 1665) – Norwich Baroque Quartet

John Dowland Collection (1563 – 1626)
Come Come Again – Maria Konoshenko & Norwich Baroque Quartet
Can she excuse my wrongs  – Maria Konoshenko & David Morgan (Harpsichord)
Go Crystal teares – Maria Konoshenko & Norwich Baroque Quartet
Flow my tears – Maria Konoshenko & David Morgan (Harpsichord)

Semper dolands by John Dowland  (1563 – 1626)- Norwich Baroque Quartet   

Canzona a 3 by Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676) – Norwich Baroque Quartet   

Vittoria, Vittoria! – by Giacomo Carissimi (1605-1674) Text: Domenico Benigni (d. 1653)  – Maria Konoshenko & Norwich Baroque Quartet


The Golden Sonata (Sonata No. 9 in F Major, Z. 810) by Henry Purcell (1659-95)  
Allegro                 – Norwich Baroque Quartet

English Folk Songs:

Let no man steal your thyme –  Maria Konoshenko

The ash grove – Maria Konoshenko & Norwich Baroque Quartet

Sonata  by Dario Castello (1602 – 1631)– Norwich Baroque Quartet  

Russian songs:

“I got as drunk as a skunk”, russian folk song – Maria Konoshenko

“Moscow nights” – by Vasily Solovyov-Sedoi, text Mikhail Matusovsky – Maria Konoshenko & Norwich Baroque Quartet

WITH LICENSED BAR. Tickets at the door – £12 (£10 concessions, free under 16).  Phone 01692 402624‬ or email for further details. 
Tickets in advance – from Trunch corner stores,  phone 01263 722072.
All concert proceeds will be donated to Parish of Trunch Churches conservation and restoration projects.  
Visit the web site  for full details of  dates, programmes and artists. To join the concerts mailing list email

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. Prices £12.00 (£10 concessions) 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.