On Friday 8 July a small group of devotional singers known as Anam Cora, Gaelic for 'soul chorus,' presented a sung meditation weaving together songs and chants and incorporating ten minutes of silence half way through the performance which offered the perfect opportunity for peaceful contemplation at the end of a busy week.
More singing followed on Saturday evening in a concert from Big Sky, the renowned Norwich-based acappella choir. Many more voices, male and female, came into play in an evening of traditional and contemporary music including songs relating to the local landscape and the sea with some work by local composers. The evening ended on a glamorous note as three big, beautiful bouquets were presented to the conductor and organisers.
The Sunday evening orchestral concert was given by North Norfolk Sinfonia with music that reflected the season and included 'On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring', 'In a Country Garden' 'The Thieving Magpie' and 'English Folk Song Suite'. The concert ended with what is reputedly the country's favourite classical music, 'The Lark Ascending', the notes of the solo violin filling the church and ascending to the roof much as the bird's song occupies Norfolk skies.'
There are more events throughout the month - please check here for details