There are two contrasting concerts in the Swaffham Arts programme this month. It starts off on Sunday with an intimate afternoon of classical music and then in two weeks time there is an evening of sea shanties and folk music.
Sunday’s concert is at St Peter and St Paul Church, Swaffham, starting at 3pm, and will feature the soprano Sarahjane Stephen with Duncan Barlow on the piano.
A trained opera singer, Sarah will be performing works by Handel, Roe, Schumann and Poulenc.
Tickets are £9 for Swaffham Arts members, £12 non members and children admitted free; these are available in advance from Ceres Bookshop or The Green Parrot, or on the door.
Swaffham Assembly Rooms is the venue for the concert by Sheringham Shantymen on Saturday, March 25, starting at 7.30pm. Back by popular demand, the Shantymen will be making the trip from Sheringham to Swaffham for what promises to be a fabulous night out – just hold on to your hats.
The Sheringham Shantymen were formally launched in 1990 having started singing some two years earlier as a group of local lifeboat men and friends celebrating the 150th anniversary of the private sailing and pulling Sheringham lifeboat the ‘Augusta’.
Over the next 26 years the group developed their own style of performing songs of the sea constantly refining the music and always trying to entertain the public and raising funds for charity.
For this show once again, tickets are £9 for members, £12 non members and children admitted free; these are available in advance from Ceres Bookshop or The Green Parrot, or on the door.