In collaboration with the Hostry Festival, Norwich House Concert Festival presents: FOUR HOUSE CONCERTS

For info about Hostry Festival events, such as the house concert style evening, which features a number of the house concert festival artists, visit: www.hostryfestival.org

For info about the Four House Concerts... read on...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This year the Norwich House Concert Festival is helping hosts in homes across Norwich to organise four special house concerts, featuring some inspiring performers from around the UK. These relaxed and informal events enable audiences to hear professional, high quality music up close and to really get a chance to connect with the performers, with no big stages, fancy lighting or PAs. With a house concert you get the performers in their purest form, and we've chosen artists who will be sure to bring their love and presence to their concerts, ensuring a unique and special musical experience for all. And of course there will be tea and cake!

Technically, house concerts are private events and therefore we are unable to charge for tickets. We suggest giving a donation of £10 - £15 at the door, and all the money raised will go directly to the performers. These are not for profit events.

If you would like to attend any of these concerts, please e-mail your details to info@houseconcertfestival.co.uk and we will e-mail you your personal invitation. Spaces are limited, so get in touch early if you want to be sure to attend the concert of your choice.

 

Painting by Charlotte Taylor www.creepingdragon.com

 

CONCERT 1: Rebecca Maze + Rosie Toll & Blake Harrison

Date: Saturday, November 9th, 8pm (doors 7:30)

Location: Subud House, Cathedral Close

Entry by donation: Suggested minimum £10 - £15 Refreshments included. Spaces must be reserved in advance.

Rebecca Maze sings about Green Dragons, kite flying and the potential of the human spirit amongst other things. Her inspiring song “The Lights” was the featured on the Transition Movement's film, In Transition 2.0.
She's appeared on BBC4, BBC6 music and BBC Radio 2. Compassionate, witty and transcendent, Rebecca creates a magical space with her presence and truly enchanting songs played on piano, guitar and harp.

“excellent talent... something of a one-woman wonder...”
Exeter Phoenix
“with a wry wit and an affectionate, informed voice”
The Observer

For videos and music samples, visit Rebecca's website: www.rebeccamaze.co.uk

Support act Rosie Toll & Blake Harrison bring the angelic sound of the hang and the fire of the violin into a woven harmony of sound, with ever evolving loops and powerful folk inspired tunes, shifting textures and resolutions. The unique and subtle interplay between the hang and violin draws you into a deeper listening, as it takes you on a delightful journey through sparkling soundscapes.

 

CONCERT 2: Edwina Hayes

Date: Sunday, November 10th, 8pm (doors 7:30)

Location: A home in Norwich, address given on reservation of seats

Entry by donation: Suggested minimum £10 - £15 Refreshments included. Spaces must be reserved in advance.

Edwina's beautifully written songs and charming stage presence have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-americana. She has opened shows for Jools Holland and Van Morrison and her cover of the Randy Newman song 'Feels Like Home' was featured in the film My Sister's Keeper and has since had over five million plays on You Tube.

“The sweetest voice in England. A wonderful young woman, so gifted and full of song, with a voice as sweet as the angels” Nanci Griffith

For videos and music samples, visit Edwina's website: www.edwinahayes.com

 

CONCERT 3: Sokoshumba (Anna Mudeka & Glynnis Masuku)+ Celeste Lovick

Date: Friday, November 15th, 8pm (doors 7:30)

Location: A home in Norwich, address given on reservation of seats

Entry by donation: Suggested minimum £10 - £15 Refreshments included. Spaces must be reserved in advance.

SOKOSHUMBA is the stage name of award winner Anna Mudeka and Glynnis Masuku. The duo have created a show full of beautiful harmonies and music based on the Mbira, Hosho and Djembe instruments of Africa. The show is colorful, engaging and brings all thats rich and vibrant about Sub-Saharan music and culture. Having worked together for the past 10 years the collaboration has evolved over the decade and celebrated its beginnings this year. Expect to sing along to music in Shona, Zulu, Ndebele, Mandinka, Xhosa and Swahili. Sokosumba meaning Monkey and Lion combines the totems of Mudeka and Masuku and really shows their playfulness and strength when on stage.

To find out more about Anna Mudeka's music, visit her website: www.annamudeka.com.

The support act for the evening is Canadian singer-songwriter Celeste Lovick, who brings her earthy voice, subtle guitar melodies and heartfelt original songs inspired by artists such as Tracy Chapman and Lisa Gerrard.

“Fine musicianship and vocals and that magical connection with the audience that is so important.”
Victoria Folk Society, Canada

To hear samples of Celeste's music, visit her website at: www.celestelovick.com

NOTE: For those who wanted to see James Frost, originally booked for this concert, we are very sorry but for personal reasons he has had to cancel his performance. We apologise for any inconvenience, and hope you will join us for the magical evening with Anna Mudeka and Glynnis Masuku.

 

 

CONCERT 4: Chris Ellis & Rosie Toll + Stash Kirkbride

Date: Saturday, November 16th, 8pm (doors 7:30)

Location: Subud House, Cathedral Close

Entry by donation: Suggested minimum £10 - £15 Refreshments included. Spaces must be reserved in advance.

Chris and Rosie bring an energetic set of original story songs, tunes and a selection from their recent collaboration with the TCPA in Love, Life & Liberty, which explores four centuries of radical thought about social justice and working together for the common good. With spontaneous interplay between two master musicians and an easy rapport with the audience, Rosie and Chris take you on a powerful and inspiring journey with guitar, violin and voices. Gigs this year have included The Hay Festival and Glastonbury Festival.

“Engages the audience and lifts the Spirit.”
Reepham Festival

For song samples visit Chris' Ellis' website at: www.christopherellis.co.uk

Support for this concert is singer, pianist and songwriter, Stash Kirkbride.

 

For more information about any of these concerts or about the House Concert Festival, contact: info@houseconcertfestival.co.uk