Early Music Concerts in Norwich

Late Night Lute
Matthew Wadsworth

Matthew Wadsworth

Thursday 22 June, 7.30 pm
Octagon Chapel, Norwich, NR3 1BN

International and renowned lutenist Matthew Wadsworth will play pieces by Dowland, Johnson and Kapsberger
from his new album Late Night Lute as well as a fantastic new theorbo piece
written specially for him by Stephen Goss.

Matthew Wadsworth

Tickets are free, just turn up and pay what you think is right!

In the Company of Gods:
music by François Couperin, Marin Marais, and Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre

In the company of Gods
Friday 7 July, 7.30 pm
The Octagon Chapel, Colegate, Norwich NR3 1BN

The court of Louis XIV did indeed become a parnassus - a source for some of the greatest music and poetry of the time. In this concert we focus on private music for the King, by Marin Marais, François Couperin, Jean Philippe Rameau - and Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre. She is often introduced as a ‘woman composer’, but as the three pieces played here will show, she transcends any category. Her work can display drama, intensity, and great artistic subtlety. No wonder that Évrard Titon du Tillet in his Parnasse français (1732) gave her a place on Mount Parnassus alongside Marais and Couperin. This will be a rare chance to hear Jacquet de La Guerre, in the company with which she so clearly belongs.

The music

  • Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre (1665-1729): Trio Sonata in B flat major, for two violins and basso continuo
  • Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre: Sonata in A minor, for violin and basso continuo
  • Marin Marais (1656-1728) Arabesque for viola da gamba and basso continuo
  • Marin Marais: Sonnerie de Ste Genevi¸ve du Mont de Paris for violin, viola da gamba, and basso continuo
  • François Couperin (1668-1733): La Française, for two violins and basso continuo
  • Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre: Trio Sonata in C minor for two violins and basso continuo
  • Jean Philippe Rameau (1683-1764): Piéces de clavecin en concert no. 3 for harpsichord, violin and viola da gamba

The musicians
The Bach Players
(Nicolette Moonen violin, Oliver Webber violin, Reiko Ichise viola da gamba, Silas Wollston harpsichord)

Booking tickets

To book tickets, go here

Tickets can also be bought from St George’s Music Shop, 17-19 St George’s Street, Norwich NR3 1AB (telephone: 01603 626414)

Lute and Theorbo Recital
William Carter

William Carter

Friday 11th August 2017, 7:30pm
Park Lane Chapel, 64 Park Lane, Norwich, NR3 1BN


Lute Music of John Dowland (1563-1626) and Anthony Holborne (1545-1602)

La Mia Barbara
The Shoemakers Wife
John Smith’s Almaine

Queen Elizabeth’s Galliard
Lachrimae Pavan
The Frog Galliard
Lord Strange’s March

Go from my window
Fortune my foe

The 2nd Pavan
Galliard to the 2nd Pavan
Heigh Ho Holiday

Fantasia P.5
Forlorne Hope
Semper Dowland, Semper Dolens


Theorbo music of Johannes Kapsperger (1580-1651)and Robert De Visee (1650-1725)

Toccata 2, Toccata 7, Gagliarda, Corrente

Prelude, Musette en Rondeau, Les Sylvains de Mr. Couperin

This concert is arranged in association with my Lutemaking Summer School where an international group will be making a theorbo for the Lute Society hire fleet.


Tickets are £15 (under 18s free)
Reservations and enquiries by phone or email to Roger Rowe:
Tel/fax: 01603 621169
Email: rrowe@paston.co.uk

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