The FALCON Saturday Evening Concerts and St. Andrew’s Festival Fringe Lunchtime Concerts are not ticketted, although donations are welcomed. A licensed bar is available for wine and soft drinks.  Posters and programmes may be downloaded by clicking on the underlined links.

St. Andrew’s Festival Fringe Lunchtime Concerts
Programme of Events from 23rd – 28th July 2017

Sunday 23rd at 10.30 am.  HOLT FESTIVAL SERVICE – The Parish Eucharist will be offered in Celibration and Thanksgiving for the Arts by The Revd Canon Howard Stoker. The guest preacher will be The Revd Canon Peter Doll, Canon Librarian at Norwich Cathedral.                  All are welcome.

Monday 24th: 12.30 – 1.30 pm. Nick Beever (baritone) and Ching Ching Lim (piano). Nick excels in the field of songs of the British Isles and German Lieder and the musicians will present an eclectic mix of old favourites and hidden gems for Baritone.

Tuesday 25th: 12.30 – 1.30 pm. The Wyre Forest Young Voices – we are honoured to have been invited to host this well known youth choir from Kidderminster at the start of their Norfolk Tour which will include a concert in Norwich Cathedral.

Wednesday 26th: 12.30 – 1.30 pm. “Flutissimo” – Anna Hopkins (flute), accompanied by David Morgan (piano and organ) will perform a recital to include music by Telemann, Poulenc, Rheinberger, Morricone, Dutilleux & George Gershwin.

Thursday 27th: 12.30 – 1.30 pm. “The Lighters” – The popular local trio: Chris (electro acoustic guitars), Giselle (vocal) and Dan (keyboard) will play covers and originals in various styles of music from the 50’s onwards.

Friday 28th: 12.30 – 1.30 pm. The Sheringham Shantymen” need no introduction as the concluding performers of this week’s concerts. We welcome this popular group to the St. Andrew’s Festival Fringe to provide our final event of lively entertainment for all ages & tastes.

A Children’s Art Exhibition of ‘A Host of Angels’ will be on show in the Church throughout the week.


2017 Series of FALCON Concerts
Don’t miss the next concert on:

  • 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:

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.



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