2018-19 Concerts 2018-19 Concerts

UEA Music Welcome

Wednesday 26 September, 5pm, Strode Concert Room, UEA Music Centre

UEA Music Centre held a welcome gathering for all those interested in singing and playing in Music Centre and Music Society ensembles. There were introductions by the Director of Music and the President of the Music Society covering ways to get involved.

Students had the opportunity to find out about the wide range of student-led music making and the ensembles that everyone is welcome to join. They were able sign up for auditions to join UEA Choir, Chamber Choir and Symphony Orchestra and find out about using the Practice Rooms.

Experienced players and singers were encouraged to come and find out about music making, as were those who were wondering about singing in a choir or joining an ensemble for the first time.

UEA Music Centre Lunchtime Concert: William Fergusson

Wednesday 3 October, 1.10pm, Strode Concert Room, UEA Music Centre

The first of UEA Music Centre's 2018 Lunchtime Concerts took place on Wednesday 3 October at 1.10pm in the Strode Concert Room (UEA Music Centre).

The concert featured pianist, William Fergusson. William is a remarkable pianist and composer and highly regarded lynchpin of many recitals in the region. He played some of his own music alongside that of Dick van der Ven, the Dutch composer and pianist whose generous legacy has benefitted the whole Music Centre.

UEA Music Centre Lunchtime Concert: Music Award Holders

Wednesday 7 November, 1.10pm, Strode Concert Room, UEA Music Centre

The second of UEA Music Centre's 2018 Lunchtime Concerts took place on Wednesday 7th November at 1.10pm in the Strode Concert Room (UEA Music Centre).

The concert featured UEA Music Scholars; Imogen Cliff (harp), Samuel Lightwing (saxophone), Laura Davey (viola), and Kate Davies (flute).

 

The programme included music by Pedro Iturralde, Phil Woods, Rebecca Clarke, Eric Coates, Philippe Gaubert, Claude Debussy, and Pearl Chertok.

 

UEA Choir and Symphony Orchestra: Mozart - The Great Mass 

Thursday 22 November, 7:30pm, St Andrew's Hall, Norwich 

Massing more than 200 performers on stage, comprising students, staff and members of the local community, the choir and orchestra performed: Felix Mendelssohn’s dynamic Overture in C major, Op. 24; Michael Torke’s imaginative Bright Blue Music; and W.A. Mozart’s profound and extraordinary ‘Great Mass’ in C minor K427.

The choir and orchestra were joined in their performance of Mozart’s ‘Great Mass’ by soloists Jenny Stafford (soprano), Sofia Larsson (soprano), Adam Temple-Smith (tenor) and Mark Horner (bass). 
 

UEA Music Centre Lunchtime Concert: Music Award Holders

Wednesday 5th December, 1.10pm, Strode Concert Room, UEA Music Centre

The third of UEA Music Centre's 2018 Lunchtime Concerts took place on Wednesday 5th December at 1.10pm in the Strode Concert Room.

The concert featured Music Centre Scholar Niklas Henderson (Cello), an A Capella group (Concordia) and a String trio (The Earlham Trio).

 

The programme included the 1st movement from Beethoven's Sonata for Piano and Cello op 102 in C major, Whitacre's Sleep, Warlock's Bethlehem Down, and Besozzi's Trio no.1 in C major.

 

UEA Chamber Choir: Christmas Old and New

Sunday 9th December, 6.30pm, St. George's Church (Tombland)

The UEA Chamber Choir performed their autumn semester concert under the direction of Tom Primrose.

The programme will included secular and sacred Christmas music spanning five centuries, from medieval carols to modern songs, from the well known to the undiscovered.

Highlights included Judith Weir’s delightful Illuminare Jerusalem, Pierre de la Rue’s evocative Gaude virgo, and Tomás Luis de Victoria’s powerful and intense O magnum mysterium.

 

UEA Choir Christmas Carol Concert 

Wednesday 12th December, 7.30pm, St. John The Baptist Roman Catholic Cathedral. 

On Wednesday 12th December, 750 people gathered to celebrate the festive season in one of Norwich’s grandest historic buildings. 

 

UEA Choirmaster, Tom Primrose, the 170-strong choir and 35-strong chamber choir, performed music by Rutter, Vaughan Williams, Holst, and Dove, as well as a host of well-loved Christmas carols for the audience to join in.

 

The concert also featured performances from UEA Community Choir and a solo by organist William Falconer.

 

 

UEA Music Centre Lunchtime Concert: Music Award Holders

Wednesday 6th February, 1.10pm, Strode Concert Room, UEA Music Centre

UEA Music Centre hosted the first of their spring 2019 Lunchtime Concerts on Wednesday 6 February at 1.10pm in the Strode Concert Room

 

The concert featured UEA Music Scholar Sophie Darbyshire (clarsach), a UEA Symphony Orchestra String Quartet, the Earlham Oboe Quartet, UEA Symphony Orchestra clarinettist Alastair Watson, and pianist William Fergusson. The programme included a set of three Scottish Tunes (Night in that Land by Johnny Cummingham, Maggie West’s Waltz by Mairearad Green and The Salvation by Simon Bradley), the first movement from Antonin Dvorak’s String Quartet in C op 61, the third movement from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Oboe Quartet in F major, and a premiere of Dick van der Ven’s Sonata for Clarinet in A and Piano

 

UEA Music Centre Lunchtime Concert: Tim Morgan and Tom Primrose

Wednesday 6th March, 1.10pm, Strode Concert Room, UEA Music Centre

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, Ben Johnson (tenor) had to withdraw from performing in this concert. However, we were lucky enough to have award-winning countertenor, Tim Morgan, performing in his place, alongside prize-winning accompanist and UEA Choirmaster, Tom Primrose.

The programme included music by Purcell, Britten, and Handel.

UEA Chamber Choir Spring Concert

Sunday 10th March, 6.30pm, St. George's Church (Tombland)

UEA Chamber Choir, under the direction of UEA Choirmaster Tom Primrose, will perform their UEA Chamber Choir Spring Concert, on Sunday 10 March at 6.30pm at St George’s Church, Tombland (Norwich).

The 30-strong chamber choir, under the direction of UEA Choirmaster Tom Primrose, will perform secular choral music from the exquisite madrigals of the Renaissance to the sumptuous part-songs of Edwardian Britain, to adventurous arrangements of the later twentieth century. Highlights from the programme will include music by Stanford, Finzi, Delius, Tippett and Gabrielli.

 

 

UEA Choir, Chamber Choir and Symphony Orchestra: Poulenc and Berlioz

Thursday 21 March, 7:30pm, St Andrew's Hall, Norwich 

Under the direction of UEA Director of Music Stuart Dunlop and UEA Choirmaster Tom Primrose, the 170-strong choir, 35-strong chamber choir, and 70-strong orchestra performed three pieces by Poulenc (two short motets and the ever-popular Gloria), followed by the little-heard Finale and magical Love Scene from Berlioz’s dramatic symphony, Romeo and Juliet.

The choirs and orchestra were joined in their performance by two fantastic, prize-winning, soloists;Jenny Stafford (soprano) and Lancelot Nomura (bass)

 

 

UEA Music Centre Lunchtime Concert: Music Award Holders

Wednesday 1st May, 1.10pm, Strode Concert Room, UEA Music Centre

The concert featured Music Award Holder string duo (Gayatri Mullaparthi (violin) and Oli Maxwell (violin)), a woodwind duo (Isabel Morello Lopez (flute) and Nelly Rodríguez Quesada (clarinet)), Howard Winfield (tenor), William Fergusson (piano), and the Ward string quartet (Joshua Ward (violin 1), Oscar Cole (violin 2), Stephen Orton (viola) and Niklas Henderson (cello)). The programme included Ralph Vaughan Williams’ beautiful song cycle On Wenlock Edge, two movements from Jean Delphin Alard’s Duos Brillants Op.27 No.3, the second movement from André Jolivet’s Sonatine for Flute and Clarinet in B♭, and Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Chôros No. 2 for Flute and Clarinet in A.