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Norwich School Choral Society Joins Forces With Norwich Baroque For A Very Special Concert

Norwich School Choral Society are joining forces on Wednesday 6th March with musicians from acclaimed local ensemble Norwich Baroque.

The repertoire for the 2024 season will include John Rutter’s hauntingly beautiful Requiem, featuring soloists taken from our own young performers. A Norwich Cathedral boy chorister will sing with runner up for Chorister of the Year Award, Alice Platten (year 13), in Mendelssohn’s Hear my Prayer. We also look forward to welcoming our senior orchestra’s talented leader Rosemary Zhang to perform the first movement of Mendelssohn’s virtuosic Violin Concerto in E minor – one not to be missed.

The concert will take place at the Catholic Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Norwich on Wednesday 6th March at 7.30pm.

In addition to the musical support of the choir, the concert offers young, advanced instrumentalists from across the region the opportunity to perform alongside Norwich Baroque. The scheme is open to any Grade 7+ orchestral players. Musicians from Norwich Baroque will lead an orchestral workshop in February for those playing in the March concert.

Norwich Baroque was founded in 2007 by a group of friends who were curious about the music of the 18th century, and their spirit of exploration and community continues to guide our work today. Over the past 15 years, they have built collaborative relationships with some of the top musicians working in historically informed performance (HIP), such as Rachel Podger, Michael Chance, and Carolyn Sampson, with programming that pairs international favourites like Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi with lesser-known creative voices from the past – especially those with a local connection, like John Playford. 

Formed in 1983, Norwich School Choral Society remains one of the largest choruses in the region. Each year, the Society joins with pupils from the School’s Chapel Choir to give a performance, usually in St Andrew’s Hall, as well as an evensong at Norwich Cathedral. Norwich School also has a long history of nurturing young instrumentalists; senior players from the School will perform at this concert alongside Norwich Baroque.

Norwich School Music Department are delighted to have the support of the sponsors listed below for this concert:


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