Wymondham Abbey and church host music festival
Wymondham Music Festival Fortnight returns for its 22nd year from Saturday, July 1 to Sunday, July 16, with a packed programme of open air events, recitals and concerts in the historic Norfolk market town.
Wymondham Abbey has a busy programme of concerts and recitals featuring Wymondham Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Concert, Saturday, July 1 (7.30pm); Lucy Thalange, Norfolk Young Musician 2017, Tuesday, July 4 (1pm); Rachel Groves, harpist, Wednesday, July 5 (5.30pm); Jazz at The Abbey, Jo Fooks Quartet, Thursday, July 6 (7.30pm); Wymondham Youth Orchestra Summer Concert, Saturday, July 8 (7.30pm); Young Musicians’ Concert, Monday, July 10(7pm); Alice Godfrey & Rob Goodrich, Trumpet and Organ Recital, Tuesday, July 11 (5.30pm); Luca Luciano, clarinet concert, Wednesday, July 12 (7.30pm) and Wymondham Choral Society Summer Concert, Saturday, July 15 (7.30pm).
There is also a special Festival Evensong at Wymondham Abbey on Sunday, July 2 at 6.30pm.
Events at Wymondham Baptist Church include the annual Music Lecture & Recital on Tuesday, July 4 (7.30pm), featuring guitarist and luthier Peter Turrell; Massimo Redaelli Brown's harpsichord recital on Sunday, July 9 (7.30pm), coffee time music with The Squeegees on Friday, July 14 (10am to 12noon), a ceilidh with Happy Feet Ceilidh Band on Saturday, July 15 (11am-1pm) and the family concert with The He Hews, which rounds off Festival Fornight on Sunday, July 16(3pm).
Richard Elliott, Festival Chairman said, “We have a superb menu of live local music and top artists from the national stage, to enjoy in Wymondham this summer. I would like to thank our volunteer team who make the Festival happen and for the support from our sponsors and patrons, which enables us to stage many free events and keep ticket prices at an accessible level.”
For the full Festival programme see www.wymfest.org.uk, where you can buy concert tickets. Puff’s Toyshop in Wymondham Market Place also sells concert tickets. For general enquiries, contact the Festival office on 01953 333500, email@example.com.
Pictured: The He Hews (Baptist Church July 16) and Jo Fooks (Jazz at the Abbey July 6)