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The North Norfolk Music Festival

5 nights Price from £1,559 per person
Departs: 14 Aug 2022
Departs: 14 Aug 2022

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The North Norfolk Music Festival reaches its 18th year in 2022. It was founded by Kirker’s very own Barry Cheeseman and Simon Rowland-Jones, viola player, composer, teacher and Kirker’s Director of Music. Concerts are held in the beautiful 13th century Church of Our Lady St. Mary in the peaceful village of South Creake, just five miles from the coast. We stay at Briarfields Hotel in Titchwell with wonderful views out across the marshes to the sea and include visits to three of Norfolk’s most important houses – Holkham, Houghton and Raynham.

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Five nights’ accommodation with breakfast
  • Three dinners at the hotel and two in the festival Marquee at South Creake
  • Tickets for all concerts as described (seats in the church are unreserved but cushions will be provided)
  • A programme for all concerts
  • Services of the Kirker Tour Leader

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrive in Titchwell

    Please make your own way to the Briarsfield Hotel in Titchwell. Clients travelling by train should go to King’s Lynn station and continue by taxi (fare is approximately £50 each way), or use the Coast Hopper Bus which is timed to meet the train from London and stops immediately outside the station in King’s Lynn and outside the hotel in Titchwell. 
  • Day 2 - Private garden on Holkham Estate

    In themorning we will visit a private garden set romantically in the parkland at Holkham Hall. You will get tempting glimpses of the Hall which we will visit in a couple of days’ time. Our host will serve us some refreshments before we return to Titchwell. After an independent lunch, we will leave for the first of two concerts at South Creake.
  • Day 3 - Raynham Hall

    We drive to Raynham Hall, the seat of Marquess and Marchioness Townshend, for a private visit. The family have lived here for more than 400 years. William Kent worked at Raynham between 1725 and 1732 and much of his finest work can be seen here in the house’s sumptuous and ornate interiors. We will stay on after the visit for a light lunch.
  • Day 4 - Houghton

    Today we visit Houghton Hall, the seat of the Lord Great Chamberlain, the Marquess of Cholmondeley. We will enjoy a private tour here followed by some free time in the glorious rose gardens created and designed by the Marquess in memory of his grandmother, Sybil Sassoon whose fortune saved Houghton from ruin.
  • Day 5 - Burnham Market & Holkham Hall

    We set off the the pretty village of Burnham Market, its village green lined by elegant Georgian buildings. After some time to explore we will continue to Holkham Hall, the seat of The Earl and Countess of Leicester, a magnificent Palladian-style house set in a glorious park not far from the sea, designed for the first Earl in the 1750s. There will be a guided tour of the house and a light lunch before returning to the hotel.
  • Day 6 - Tour ends

    The tour ends today. Taxis for your journey back to King’s Lynn should be pre-booked with the tour leader.

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Music Programme

 This year’s programme for our clients in Norfolk is a perfect combination of thrilling new artists and a reunion with old musical friends.

15 August, 4.30pm
James Atkinson, baritone
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James Atkinson is one the country’s most exciting new singers. He is still currently studying at the Opera Studio at the Royal College of Music. He was a finalist in the in the Kathleen Ferrier Awards in 2019. He has a special relationship with Oxford Lieder and on Armistice Day in 2021 he gave a recital at Wolfson College, Oxford.
This is his debut solo recital at NNMF, delayed from 2021. His programme will include songs by Clara Schumann, Finzi and Schubert.

15 August, 7pm
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Benjamin Nabarro, Gemma Rosefield and Tim Horton.
Simon Rowland-Jones, viola will join them in a performance of the piano quartet by Brahms.

16 August
Alim Beisembayev, piano
Alim shot to international attention after winning first prize in the 2021 Leeds International Competition, sweeping both the jury and the audience off their feet in a wave of admiration. He also won the Royal Philharmonic Society award for Contemporary Performance in Leeds. Born in Kazakhstan in 1998, he studied at the Central Music School in Moscow before moving to England at the age of 14 where he studied at the Purcell School for Young Musicians and later at The Royal College of Music.

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18 August, 7pm
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A programme of works from the Renaissance to the present day by composers from Britten, Tallis, Byrd and Weir
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