The Norwich Singers are a friendly group of people, and we welcome tuneful and enthusiastic new singers of all ages. Our programmes cover light music, madrigals, sacred music and major choral works.
We rehearse each Wednesday evening from 7.30 to 9.30 pm at the Methodist Church on Rosebery Road in Norwich, and music is provided.
Our first choir practice in 2017 is on Wednesday 4 January. We are in need of more basses – so drag them in off the street if necessary!
Jason Lambert – Musical Director
Jason took over as Musical Director of the Norwich Singers in December 2012. He was born in Newark on Trent and started piano lessons when he was nine years old, going on to learn to play the organ at sixteen. He attended Ripon & York University and gained a sholarship with the cathedral organist at Ripon Cathedral. He graduated in 2001 with a BA in performing arts. Whilst at the college he conducted the chamber choir at Canterbury Cathedral and sang in the chamber choir at university. He worked in different genres of music and became musical director of the female university choir in his PGCE year. He is currently rehearsal pianist for the Norfolk & Norwich Operatic Society and Musical Director for the Threshold Theatre Company.
Our next concert will take place at Chapelfield Methodist Church in Norwich on Saturday 29 April at 7.30pm. This will be a concert of mainly show tunes.
We rehearse each Wednesday evening from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. at Rosebery Road Methodist Church, Norwich. Music is provided.
If you are interested in joining us, please contact Roz Evans on 01603.928647 or 07786196144 or e-mail email@example.com for further details. We do not hold auditions but a degree of sight reading ability is desirable.
Subscriptions are £26 per term.
15 and 17 December 2016 Carol concerts at How Hill and Chapelfield Methodist Church in Norwich. Both very enjoyable and well attended concerts, getting all concerned into the festive mood.
16 July 2016 . Our Summer concert at Chapelfield Methodist Church in Norwich included Mozart’s Mass in C as well as pieces from Mozart’s Requiem. There were fabulous contributions from our guests soloists Hannah Long and Dhilan Ghanadurai as well as solo work from two choir members, Suzanne Long and Paul Steward.
2 April 2016. A concert at Chapelfield Road Methodist Church in Norwich which was well attended. The audiences were treated to a variety of genres and styles of music ranging from classical to contemporary, including the concert version of Trial by Jury.
5 December 2015. In 2015 our Christmas concert was at Rosebery Road Methodist Church in Norwich. This concert was part of the Christmas Crib Festival being held at the church.
7 December 2015 Once again the choir was invited to perform a Christmas concert at the How Hill Trust in Ludham. As always a lovely warm atmosphere with the welcome addition of mulled wine and the legendary How Hill mince pies.
18 July 2015. Our summer concert was at Chapelfield Road Methodist Church in Norwich. The choir performed Vivaldi’s Gloria and excerpts from Handel’s Messiah. This was a very rousing and well received concert at what is becoming a favourite venue for the Norwich Singers.
28 March 2015. Our spring concert was A Celebration of British Music at Chapelfield Methodist Church in Norwich and comprised a mixed programme with a wide variety of music genres and singing styles. The concert was a lively affair and well attended.
12 July 2014. Our summer concert entitled Five Centuries of Sacred Music was performed at St Andrew’s Church in Eaton. This included Hummel’s Mass in B flat as well as other classical pieces covering the last five centuries.
Spring 2014. We performed at St Luke’s Church on Aylsham Road in Norwich on 39 March. The concert was entitled Voices Through The Years and the programme consisted of a wide variety of genres and styles, designed to demonstrate the choir’s versatility.
Christmas 2013. The choir performed at St Gile’s Church in Norwich on 11 December and later in the month at How Hill Trust in Thurne in their beautiful morning room complete with Christmas tree.
13 July 2013. Handel’s Coronation Anthems. To coincide with the 60th anniversary of the coronation we joined forces with another Norwich choir, Sine Nomine, and an invited orchestra at Chapelfield Methodist Church, Norwich. As well as Handel’s Coronation Anthems the programme included Parry’s I Was Glad and works by Vaughan-Williams, Mozart, Faure and Rutter. We also performed ‘Sing’ which was composed by Andrew LloyWebber and Gary Barlow for the Queen’s diamond jubilee celebrations. Included in our audience of 180 were local dignitaries. You can see photographs of this concert on this website.
Friday 10 May 2013 Norwich Singers were invited to St. Giles’ Church in Norwich to sing at their annual Wisteria Concert.
23 March 2013. A Clean Spring – this was held at Horning Village Hall with a varied programme of music from classical to musicals.
Friday 14 December 2012 – Once again we have be lucky enough to be invited to sing at Horning Village Hall when Norwich City Concert Band hold their annual Christmas concert there. The choir was led by Michael Cudby on this occasion.
23 June 2012 – The beautiful St Giles Church in the centre of Norwich, well known for its striking wisteria, was the venue for our summer concert. The choir was led by Paul Winter on this occasion.
10 March 2012 – A Spring Gallimaufrey at St Edmund’s Church, Acle. The programme included My Spirit Sang All Day by Gerald Finzi, Zadok the Priest by Handel, I Was Glad by Hubert Parry, On the Willows from Godspell and Swinging With The Saints, traditional spirituals arranged by Mark Hayes.
16 December 2011 – Horning Christmas concert in the village hall with the Norwich City Concert Band. Raffle in aid of Young Carers Project.
10 December 2011 – Music for Christmas at St Peter’s Church, Strumpshaw.
Saturday 25 June 2011 –Haydn Nelson Mass, Durufle Requiem & Buxtehude Magnificat at St Peter Mancroft, Norwich.
26 February 2011 –Songs for Spring at St Benedict’s Church, Horning.
3 December 2010 – Music for Christmas at St Helen’s Church, Bishopgate, Norwich.
12 June 2010 – Faure’s Requiem and Bach Motet ‘Jesu, Meine Freude’.
6 March 2010- Music to Banish Winter Chills at St David’s Church, Thorpe End, Norwich. A varied programme of traditional and modern arrangements by the choir and piano duets.
16 December 2009 – Carol singing in the atrium of the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital.
12 December 2009 – Christmas Carols at St Anne’s Church, Colman Road, Norwich.
11 December 2009 – Christmas Concert at Horning Village Hall with the Norwich City Concert Band.
28 February 2009 – Madrigals to Musicals at St Edmund’s Church, Taverham.
20 June 2008 – Vivaldi’s Magnificat and Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes de Confessore at St Stephen’s Church, Norwich.
30 June 2007 – Haydn’s Nelson Mass and a selection of shorter classical pieces at All Saint’s Church, King’s Lynn in aid of the charity Headway.
3 March 2007 – A Prelude to Summer. A variety of traditional and contemporary music with the Norwich Wind Quintet at St Andrew’s Church, Eaton in aid of the charity Build.