CONCERTS & EVENTS
The FALCON Saturday Evening Concerts and St. Andrew’s Festival Fringe Lunchtime Concerts are free (with the exception of the Live Orchestra Concert on 11th February). A licensed bar is available for wine and soft drinks. Posters and programmes may be downloaded by clicking on the underlined links.
2017 Series of FALCON Concerts
- Saturday 11th February – 7.30 pm: The City of London Sinfonia features Alexandra Wood on violin and is joined for this concert by two of the best folk musicians in the country: award winning folk fiddler Henry Webster and banjo player Dan Walsh. Tickets £15 Adults, £12 children, from Sheringham Little Theatre Booking Office: Tel. 01263 822347.
- Saturday 13th May – 6.30pm: Yi Yao (accordion) and Ching Ching Lim (piano)
- Saturday 8th July – 6.30pm: Anna Hashimoto (clarinet), Emily Ross (oboe) and Nina Ashton (bassoon).
- Saturday 14th October – 6.30pm: Svetlana Mochalova (cello) and Slava Sidorenko (piano)
- Saturday 10th February 2018 – 6.30 pm: Francina Moll Salord (violin) and Margalida Moll Salord (piano).
The 2017 programme of Evening Concerts at St. Andrew’s Church promises to provide a rare musical treat for those fortunate enough to attend. The musicians, most of whom have studied at the Purcell School of Music, give freely of their time to raise funds for Holt Church and FALCON, a local charity founded by one of their retired teachers who lives in Holt and arranges the concerts. The standard of these young internationally acclaimed musicians is exceptional, reflected in the growing number of regular and new members of the audience who come to enjoy these outstanding and enjoyable Saturday Evening Concerts.
On 5th July, 2014, we were privileged to host a superb concert by Martin James Bartlett and Friends. Martin was the BBC 2014 Young Musician of the Year. Photographs may be viewed here and a clip shows Martin and Filip playing Brahms’ Hungarian Dance
We were delighted to welcome Filip back to perform, together with his brother Michal, on 16th May 2015.
St. Andrew’s Festival Fringe 24th-28th July
Programme of Events
The 2016 programme is shown below. This year’s programme is soon to be announced. Please watch this space!
Sunday 24th July 10.30 am Holt Festival Service – The Parish Eucharist will be offered in Celebration and Thanksgiving for the Arts by the Revd Canon Howard Stoker. (Please watch this space for details of the Preacher) will be the Revd Dr Andrew Davison, Fellow and Director of Studies at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and Starbridge Lecturer in Theology and Natural Sciences. The service will include choral and instrumental works.
All are very welcome.
The 2016 programme of StAFF Lunchtime Concerts
Monday 25th July 12.30 pm ‘Sitting on a Rainbow – Songs for a Summer’s Day’. The Samphires, a North Norfolk ladies vocal ensemble will open the series of Lunchtime Concerts with a programme of songs to evoke the nature and blue skies of our beautiful county. The five members of the group perform in delicately balanced and delightful close harmony.
Tuesday 26th July 12.30 pm Organ Recital – performed by Lawrence Tao.
A former Organ Scholar at St. John’s College, Durham, Lawrence is currently Acting Director of Music at Gresham’s School. He is regularly engaged as a recitalist and accompanist on the organ, piano or harpsichord throughout the country and has given recitals in various Australian cathedrals.
Wednesday 27th July 12.30 pm ‘Noël Coward – Live and Personal’ John Knowles and Susie Turner, accompanied by Annette Jude and guitarist Geoff King, bring the music and magic of Sir Noël Coward to life. The programme includes video extracts of Coward performing in Blithe Spirit, This Happy Breed and singing on the Dick Cavett show. Enjoy a selection of his songs and reflections on his life and work, with readings from Coward’s verses and sketches including the verse ‘I’m No Good at Love’.
Thursday 28th July 12.30 pm ‘Tali Dolce Musica’ – A concert of music for soprano, wind instruments and piano with Anna Hopkins (flute), Neil Johnson (oboe), David Morgan (piano) and Meg Starling (soprano). The musicians make a welcomed return to the StAFF Lunchtime Concerts and will perform pieces from the Baroque to modern day, composed by Telemann, Quantz, Handel, Cambini, Donizetti and J. S. Bach.
Friday 29th July 12.30 pm ‘Chanter’s Jigge’ – In Concert. A professional duo performing songs, ayres, jigs and jollies from land and sea played and sung with ancient, traditional and modern instruments: hurdy-gurdy, whistles, chalumeau, guitar, ukulele, recorders, bagpipes, small pipes, saxophones, keyboard, curtal crumhorn and voice. ‘Blow Ye Winds’ promises to provide lively entertainment for all ages and all tastes.
A Children’s Art Exhibition “Carnival of the Animals” will be on show to the public, in the Church throughout the week, except during the lunchtime concerts. The Children’s Festival prize-giving for poetry and art will take place on Thursday 28th July at 6.30 pm, also in Church. The prizes will be presented by award-winning author Kevin Crossley-Holland who will read some of the children’s poems. Details for the Children’s Festival may be found on: www.FALCON-norfolk.org.uk
St Andrew’s Festival Fringe events are free and lunchtime concerts last for about an hour. Donations are welcomed for Church Funds.
Refreshments – Morning Coffee, Ploughman’s Lunch and Afternoon Tea are available each day at St. Andrew’s Church and/or in the Parish Church Hall in Church Street. Licensed Wine Bar – for Holt Festival Events and Church Events.