TRUNCH CONCERTS 2022

Saturday 06-Aug Sheringham Shantymen St Botolph’s

Saturday 27-Aug Vocal Concert Maria or William Falconer St Botolph’s

Saturday 17-Sep Andrew Roberts & Rachel Fryer St Botolph’s

Saturday 15-Oct Pantaloons – Great Expectations St Botolph’s

Saturday 26-Nov Christmas Theatre? St Botolph’s

Saturday 10-Dec Candlelit Concert (S’repps Chorale?) St Botolph’s

SHERINGHAM SHANTYMEN

SONGS OF THE SEA

Saturday 6th August 2022, 7.30pm,
St. Botolph’s Church, TRUNCH
During 1988 a group of local lifeboat men and friends formed a shanty singing group to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the private sailing and pulling Sheringham lifeboat the ‘Augusta’. They enjoyed the experience so much that they decided to continue. During those first few years as they expanded they welcomed a variety of singers and musicians to join the group but always supporting the RNLI. They formalised the group in 1990 naming themselves the Sheringham Shantymen.Over the next 29 years the group developed their own style of performing songs of the sea constantly refining their music and always trying to entertain the public and raising funds for charity.
Sheringham Shantymen have visited Germany, Virginia USA twice, Ireland four times, Holland twice and France twice. As well as hundreds of local performances the group has entertained at prestigious Maritime Festivals at Bristol, Lincoln, Ipswich, Great Yarmouth, Southampton and Portsmouth Festival of the Sea.
They  have appeared on national television in ‘The Big Breakfast Show’, ‘Highway’ (with the late Sir Harry Secombe), Children in Need, and ‘Blue Peter’ for which they have ‘the badge’. Since 1990 the group has completed over 1,000 public performances, made three videos and recorded 7 CD’s the most recent one in 2016.
Sheringham Shantymen Musical Director  – Brian J Farrow

The concert will take  place in  St. Botolph’s Church in Trunch.
With a licensed bar.
It’s good practice to wear face masks all the time, except when you are eating or drinking.
The number of places is limited. Pre-booking only. Tickets: £15 – adult, £7 – children.
Tickets are available by phone 01692 402 624 or at Trunch Corner Stores, cash only (N Walsham Rd, Trunch, North Walsham NR28 0PL).
All proceeds will be donated to Trunch and Swafield Church restoration projects.

The quality of performances at St Botolph’s Church are now very high indeed, increasingly attracting audiences 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 £25,000 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.

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.

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