Trunch Concerts 2019

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

Saturday 25th May 2019, 7.30pm, St Botolph Church

Roger Garland (violin)

Michael Finnissy (piano)

Violin Sonata No.3 in C minor Op.45    Edvard Grieg

Seterjentens fridag                                   Michael Finnissy

Violin Sonata No.1 in F minor Op.80     Sergei Prokofiev

Roger Garland studied the violin with Manoug Parikian whilst reading Music at Cambridge. In 1969, he joined the English Chamber Orchestra, combining this with recital and solo work throughout the country. In 1973, he joined the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields with whom he has made many solo appearances and broadcasts in Europe, North America and Australia. He has also appeared as soloist in broadcasts for the Chichester Festival and the Flanders Festival. He has broadcast solo recitals and chamber music on the BBC and is a keen champion of 20th century music, his latest CD being of the Trio by Michael Finnissy on Et Cetera Records with the Gagliano Trio. He also leads the Guarnerius String Quintet.

Michael Finnissy is an English composer and pianist known for his imaginative, eclectic style. Finnissy debuted in Europe in 1969 at the Amsterdam-based Gaudeamus Music Week. He began teaching composition at the Dartington Summer School in the mid-’70s and thereafter taught mainly at London’s Royal Academy of Music, Winchester College, University of Sussex, Katholieke Universiteit of Leuven in Belgium, and from 1999 he has served as professor of composition at Southampton University.
From 1990-1996 Finnissy was president of the International Society for Contemporary Music. Among his works is the massive 2007-2008 stage work Mankind, for vocal soloists, several choruses, chamber ensemble, piano, organ, and ripieno children’s orchestra. Michael Finnissy was awarded two British Composer Awards in 2015. His choral work John the Baptist won the Liturgical award, and his piano cycle, Beat Generation Ballads won in the Solo/Duo category.

WITH LICENSED BAR. Tickets at the door – £12 (£10 concessions, free under 16).

Tickets in advance – from Trunch corner stores,  phone 01263 722072.


WITH LICENSED BAR. Tickets at the door – £12 (£10 concessions, free under 16).
Tickets in advance – from Trunch corner stores,  phone 01263 722072.

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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. 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.