Preparations are in full swing as Norwich School prepares to host The Hostry Festival Classical Concert in the Blake Studio on Sunday evening, 7-9pm. The evening is a brand new event for the Hostry Festival which hopes to celebrate Norfolk’s young emerging musicians.
The Hostry Festival have partnered with Norfolk Music Hub and Norwich School to bring together the county’s top up and coming young performers of classical music. Norfolk’s next generation of musicians will be performing songs, piano, wind, strings and percussion, involving both original composition and much loved classical music. The guest of honour, and newly appointed concert patron, is Julian Lloyd Webber.
The evening begins with a trumpet fanfare written by Norwich School trumpet teacher Dave Land entitled ‘Cloister Fanfare’. This will be the premiere of the piece and includes Norwich School players India Riordan (L6B), Matthew James (L6B), Henry Lee (L6C), Shannon Lai (U6S) and Daniel Possener (M5S). Also performing from Norwich School are Alice Palmer (M5C), who will sing Antonio Caldara’s Sebben Crudele and Caitlin Obee (U6B) who plays George Enesco’s Cantabile et Presto on flute.
The event is the first of the two week programme of events held by the Hostry Festival, which includes The Norfolk Arts Awards where the Norwich School 2016 musical will be celebrated. Ms Ziegler and Mr Allain are nominated for the Dr Frank Bates Dance and Musical Theatre Award for their roles in the production of Sweeney Todd. The school is also delighted that Megan Blair (U6P) will be performing at the event having been invited following a performance at last year’s Blake Studio opening by festival co-founder and Artistic Director Stash Kirkbride. Megan will be one of the music acts featuring at the red carpet gala event on Friday 20th October at The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral.
Megan, as well as Director of Music Mr Allain took part in a BBC Radio Norfolk broadcast for the Hostry Festival last week, which you can listen to here.
Tickets for The Hostry Festival events are available here.