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Baroque orchestra perform at festival

PUBLISHED: 10:17 29 May 2008 | UPDATED: 14:33 14 July 2010

Norwich Baroque Orchestra will be performing at the 2008 Wymondham Music Festival on Saturday. The concert takes place in the splendid surroundings of Wymondham's famous Abbey, and starts at 7:30 pm.

Norwich Baroque Orchestra will be performing at the 2008 Wymondham Music Festival on Saturday. The concert takes place in the splendid surroundings of Wymondham's famous Abbey, and starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets are priced at £10 for adults and only £2 for children under 16. They are available in advance from the Book Fountain in Wymondham or Prelude Records in Norwich. Tickets will also be available on the door.

The Festival organisers have pointed out that a £1 per ticket discount is available if bought before the day of the concert. Get them early seems to be the message!

Entitled 'English Baroque and the organ', the programme will include Handel's Organ Concerto The Cuckoo and the Nightingale. Norwich Cathedral organist David Dunnett will play the solo part on the Abbey's historic James Davis chamber organ. The remainder of the programme will include a John Stanley Concerto from Op.10, Concerti Grossi by Handel and Charles Avison and Purcell's Suite from Abdelezar.

Norwich Baroque was formed in 2006 to specialise in original and lively interpretations of music by popular and less well known Baroque composers. They play on 'modern' instruments with Baroque bows, incorporating many elements of Baroque style and string playing technique. They team up with high quality soloists to bring fresh and vibrant performances to some of the region's most beautiful buildings.

David Dunnett became Organist and Master of the Music at Norwich Cathedral in January 1996, a post which also involves working with the Norwich Philharmonic Society and the University of East Anglia. He is a regular recitalist and accompanist for singers and instrumentalists on the organ, harpsichord and piano and works in a variety of styles including classical and jazz.

Tickets £10, £2 children from Book Fountain, Prelude Records or Festival office. More details are available from Barbara Randall on 01953 601939 or the Festival's website www.wymfestival.org.uk

Details of this and all the many other events in the 2008 Wymondham Music Festival are contained in the free programme. Copies are now available from libraries, shops, pubs and other outlets throughout South Norfolk.

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