In 2018 the Viva Voce Singers performed a diverse programme of choral music from Tudor anthems to Romantic part-songs to close harmony arrangements of classic popular songs. This small and friendly Norwich-based chamber choir of around 25 singers and winner of the last BBC Radio Norfolk Choir of the Year competition in 2011 provided an exciting programme for the audience. The choir has a reputation for high quality performances and enjoys performing a varied repertoire in venues around Norfolk and beyond.
In 2017 we had events over 3 days. On Friday the Mirlitons Flute Choir performed in St Mary’s church, Saturday saw the Imperial Vienna Orchestra perform in Home Farm barn along with food provided by our village pub, the Mustard Pot. On Sunday we had Palomar Jazz in the barn with a licensed bar provided by the Mustard Pot.
In 2016 personal circumstances meant the cancellation of the event but we return this year with added enthusiasm. Rural life can sometimes be played out in a vacuum. We believe there are distinct advantages in bringing a high standard of musical performance to this area of Norfolk. We hope you will join us.
In 2015 we had the added element of participation with a Ceilidh, Come and Sing Concert of the Mozart Requiem, Cello Workshop and a magnificent Cello Concert from the renowned cello quartet, the Cellophonics.
In 2014 WW1 commemorations provided a magnificent theme with a fitting tribute to the fallen and the festival’s aim of bringing high quality music to all was maintained. Guest soloist Penelope Randall-Davis was magnificent singing the Pie Jesu in the Faure Requiem.
2013 celebrated the Queen’s Jubilee and Benjamin Britten’s centenary performed by the Iceni Choir, directed by Christine Dix.
In 2012 Francesca Rogerson was the soloist playing wonderfully moving pieces by Kreisler and Bloch. Whinburgh Music Festival director of music, Christine Dix, accompanied her.
Full details of all this year’s performances are available here