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President: Adrienne Cleary

Conductor: Andrew Parnell

Leader: Ceri Peterson

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On this page, you will find details about forthcoming concerts put on by Wymondham Symphony Orchestra. We generally do three concerts a year, mostly in South Norfolk or Norwich. For each venue, we have included a link to a map showing its location - we hope you find that useful.

2018/19 Season


Tickets for all three concerts are now available by post. Prices for all concerts are £12 adults, £10 for Friends and £2 for children. Please order your tickets through our Concert Manager - details on the Contact Us page

Individual tickets will also be on sale in Puff's Toyshop , Wymondham, about 4 weeks before each concert, and also on the door.

We've introduced a new option this season - a discount if you buy tickets for all three concerts together. The season's discount prices for all three concerts are to be confirmed.

You can only get the discount by ordering your ticket through our Concert Manager. Hurry now while stocks last!

Saturday 24 November 2018
Wymondham Abbey

Rememberance and Renewal

  • Mars (Bringer of War) and Venus (Bringer of Peace) from The Planets - Gustav Holst
  • The Banks of Green Willow - Butterworth
  • Symphony No. 3 (A Pastoral Symphony) - Vaughan Williams with Jack Evans, tenor
  • Nimrod, from the Enigma Variations - Edward Elgar

To mark the centenary of the end of World War I, we present a programme whose works or composers are associated either with the war itself or with rememberance. We are delighted to be joined by young players from Wymondham High Academy Orchestra in some items in this concert.

Jack Evans will give a pre-concert talk about Vaughan Williams' Pastoral Symphony at 6:15 - 6:45pm in the Abbey.

  • Start time - 19:30
  • Ticket prices:- £14 (adult), £12 (Friends), £2 (children)

Saturday 16 December 2018
Central Hall, Wymondham

Family Christmas Concert

The orchestra is joined by school children for a festive programme full of seasonal favourites, including Troïka and Sleigh Ride, and well-known Christmas songs and carols.

  • Start time - 15:30
  • Ticket prices:- £10 (adult), £8 (Friends), £2 (children)

Saturday 30 March 2019
Wymondham Abbey

Russian Classics

  • In the Steppes of Central Asia - Borodin
  • Violin Concerto - Tchaikovsky, with Dylan Latham, Norfolk Musician of the Year 2017 (violin)
  • Symphony No. 1 in G minor - Kalinnikov

Three major 19th Century Russian works make up this programme. The mixture of Russian and Asiatic melodies in Borodin's symphonic poem depict a caravan of Central Asians crossing the desert under the protection of Russian troops. Implicitly linked with Tchaikovsky's emotional turmoil and disaterous marriage, his violin concerto is one of the most important works for the instrument. With tunes as memorable as any in Russian music, an atmospheric second movement and a boisterous Scherzo, Kalinnikov's First Symphony should be on everyone's list of works to hear. Now's your chance!

  • Start time - 19:30
  • Ticket prices:- £14 (adult), £12 (Friends), £2 (children)

Saturday 29 June 2019
Wymondham Abbey

An English Celebration

  • Give unto the Lord - Elgar
  • Clarinet Concerto - Finzi, with Koren Wilmer, Clarinet
  • Fenland Images - Andrew Parnell
  • Enigma Variations - Elgar

Two stirring works by Elgar book-end this celebration of English choral and orchestral music. In between, Koren Wilmer joins the strings of the orchestra for Finzi's Clarinet Concerto, the composer's most widely heard orchestral work, featuring the clarinet's enchanting melodies and rapid virtuosic passages. Andrew Parnell also directs the Ely Choral Society, which joins the orchestra for the opening Elgar work, and the second performance of his Fenland Images, premièred in Ely Cathedral in 2017. Elgar's ever-popular Enigma Variations draw the season to a close.

  • Start time - 19:30
  • Ticket prices:- £14 (adult), £12 (Friends), £2 (children)
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