Trunch Concerts 2019
The programme of Concerts for 2019
St Botolph’s Church, Trunch, North Walsham, Norwich, NR28 0PS.
Jazz Band DixieMix
The hottest and the best. Jazz favourites
Saturday 27th April 2019, 7.30pm, St. Botolph Church
The DixieMix Dixieland Jazz Band, one of the UK’s most engaging and successful jazz ensembles, will be opening the 2019 season of Trunch Concerts in St Botolph’s. The band, led by charismatic cornetist Simon Nelson, brings together the best jazz musicians in East Anglia. Their talent, knowledge and enthusiasm for traditional jazz combines with great humour and emphasis on first class music.
Last year Dixie Mix performed in St Botolph’s with resounding success to a packed church, with over 140 people in attendance, and received several standing ovations!
The band, formed in 2006, has rapidly established itself as one of the UK’s most engaging and hard working jazz ensembles. DixieMix‘s fresh and enthusiastic approach has helped the band gain national recognition, leading to a tour with Rod Stewart, TV appearances and multiple festivals and theatre gigs. Photos 2018
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.