Programme

Friday 16th June

The Mirlitons

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Saturday 17th June

The Imperial Vienna Orchestra

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Sunday 18th June

Palomar Jazz

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Friday June 16th

7:30pm

St Mary’s Church, Church Road, Whinburgh, NR19 1QS

The Mirlitons

The Mirlitons, led by Anna Hopkins will perform a mixed programme in St Mary’s Church, Church Road Whinburgh, NR19 1QS.

They are thought to be the only performing flute choir in Norfolk and began as a quartet of concert flutes and over the last few years have expanded to a total of nine players, incorporating the whole flute family of instruments. In addition to the concert flute The Mirlitons now have the piccolo, alto and bass flutes, which gives a full and exciting sound to their music. The Mirlitons play a wide variety of styles from classical, baroque, jazz and popular and enjoy performing to audiences all over the county. The group is made up of professional and non-professional players.

The Mirlitons’ concert ‘Music through Time’ is a programme of classical and popular music arranged for flute choir.

Tickets £12 each to include wine and canapés

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Programme
Canon Pachelbel
Carillon (from L’Arlesienne) Bizet
Spanish Love Song Anon
Miss Lady Bug Kathleen Mayne
Holberg Suite (Sarabande/Gavotte/Musette/Rigaudon) Grieg
Lullaby of Birdland George Shearing
Interval
First movement from Brandenburg Concerto 3 J.S. Bach
First movement from Octet for winds No. 1 Myslivecek
Quatre Flutes en Balade Lancen
You Raise me Up Lovland
On my Own Schonberg
Puffin Billy E. White
Oblivion Piazolla
Alexander’s Ragtime Band Schonberg
On my Own Berlin


Flautists:

Anna Hopkins (leader)
Karen Stanghan
Hugh Lanham
Cath Brooks
Charles Robinson
Jenny Merrin
Hazel Fielding
VIcki Ellis
Andy Blanshard

Saturday June 17th

7.30pm

Supper from 6.00pm

Home Farm Barn, Dereham Road, Whinburgh, NR19 1QR

The Imperial Vienna Orchestra – Summertime in Vienna.

Enjoy some local produce by having supper prior to the performance.

There will also be a licenced bar serving beers, ciders, wine and soft drinks.

Conducted by Dario Salvi, the programme will include some rarities; first live performances as well as very well known and loved classics.

The concert will open with the first performance of Genée’s overture for ‘Nanon’, one of his most successful operettas, together with Der Seekadett, which is also featured in the programme in a Quadrille composed by Eduard Strauss on themes from the opera.

The first part will conclude with one of the most famous waltzes by Johann Strauss, Roses from the South.

The second part features amongst others, Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffman, Verdi’s La Traviata, Schumann’s Träumerei and Johann Strauss Wine, Women and Song and Bauern Polka.

Food

Our local Village pub – The Mustard Pot will be serving food and drinks.

The food options will be

  • Pulled pork
  • Black eye pea salad
  • Memphis coleslaw
  • Creole potato salad

Please click to reserve a table seat when booking or let us know if you would like food so we can plan catering accordingly.

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Image © Karen Wortley

Sunday June 18th

7.30pm

Supper from 6.00pm

Home Farm Barn, Dereham Road, Whinburgh, NR19 1QR

Palomar Jazz

Enjoy some local produce by having supper prior to the performance.

There will also be a licenced bar serving beers, ciders, wine and soft drinks.

Home Farm Barn, Dereham Road, Whinburgh, NR19 1QR

JAZZ with its emphatic toe-tapping beat and brash juxtapostion of daring harmony and syncopation was in the mid thirties still primarily dance music using forces of anything up to a dozen or more musicians. When in 1935 Benny Goodman teamed up with virtuoso pianist Teddy Wilson for an informal session at a party, he and his producer John Hammond soon realised that the small group setting allowed for an intimacy not unlike classical chamber music that asked, indeed demanded to be listened to. In the first part of a typical concert, Palomar explores the swing era in general and showcases the pride of place that Goodman with his trio and quartet held within it. Examples can be practically anything from the Goodman repertoire but such favourites as ‘Stomping at the Savoy’, ‘Body and Soul’ and ‘Avalon’ are certain to be included. Part two in a more generalised sequence looks at small group contributions by other great jazz artists from a wider chronological scale, from Jelly Roll Morton (self-styled Inventor of Jazz’), to Goodman’s arch rival, eight times married Artie Shaw, and on to Jimmy Guiffre and others from the post-war ‘modern’ period. Palomar with its trio and quartet formats reflects the expertise, creativity and sheer fun of an intriguing facet of a great twentieth century art form.

Our original clarinetist, the celebrated Ron Hockett returned to the US late last year. Just before he left, the original ‘Palomar’ trio made a studio recording, ‘Time On My Hands’ which includes much of the material to be heard in the Whinburgh concert. The CD may be purchased for £8 on the night.

Members of the Palomar Jazz quartet are:

Ray Simmons (keyboard) was for 19 years Principal Trumpet of the Royal Philharmonic, enabling him to work with some of the worlds finest conductors and soloists. In that capacity he also had the privilege of sharing the platform with some of the great jazz artists of the day such as Dizzy Gillespie and Buddy Rich, even taking part in a mid-Atlantic jam session on the QE2 with Andre Previn. Throughout his time in London he was very active in the London session scene in addition to teaching at the Guildhall School of Music. In 2001 after a five year stint with the Stavanger Symphony in Norway he retired from full-time trumpet playing and now lives in Beccles where he is delighted to have rediscovered a talent for, and a love of the jazz piano.

Tim Densham has been the clarinetist with the Sole Bay Jazz Band for over forty years. After his first gigs (for 10 shillings) in ‘The Tailgaters’ his playing career flourished in the ’60’s with the Blythe River Stompers of Southwold, the Norwich based Collegians and the Tom Collins Band from Colchester. With the Sole Bay under Fred Ward’s leadership he worked with some of the British greats including Kenny Baker, Alex Welsh, Jack Parnell and Roy Williams, as well as American legends Billy Butterfield and Kenny Daverne. His work with Ron Hockett over the last five years has inspired him to embrace the Palomar clarinet style with great aplomb and, when asked nicely, can also deliver a mean saxophone.

Owen Morgan (double bass) has worked with a huge range of jazz musicians, including Alan Barnes, Pete King, Steve Melling, Tina May, Jim Mullen, Nat Steele, Sarah Moule and many others on the UK jazz circuit. He also plays with the Norwich Philharmonic and has worked on educational projects with the Britten Sinfonia. Outside of Jazz he has worked with contemporary popular music artists such as The Darkness, Wild Beasts, Fionn Regan, Adam Buxton, Imelda May and many more. Owen also teaches at Summerhill School and is passionate about inspiring new musicians to explore their creativity.

Craig Hipperson (drums) first picked up a pair of sticks at the age of six and after lessons with Kenny Clare worked with such names as Bill Lesage, Roy Willox and the Tony Lee Trio. He has spent recent years in the company of local groups big and small such as ‘Cool Blue’ and the ‘Sole Bay Jazz Band’ at its base in Ditchingham. He is the ‘engine room’ of the Palomar Quartet’ in much the same way as was one of his idols with Benny Goodman – the great Gene Krupa.

Food

Our local Village pub – The Mustard Pot will be serving food and drinks.

The food options will be

  • Pulled pork
  • Black eye pea salad
  • Memphis coleslaw
  • Creole potato salad

Please click to reserve a table seat when booking or let us know if you would like food so we can plan catering accordingly.

Click here for tickets

 

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