Whinburgh festival set for top varied programme

PUBLISHED: 10:30 07 August 2015 | UPDATED: 10:30 07 August 2015

The Iceni Choir will perform at the Whinburgh Music Festival

The Iceni Choir will perform at the Whinburgh Music Festival


Some of the stars of this year’s BBC Proms will be making an appearance at a village’s music festival.

Whinburgh Music Festival will feature performances from the Cellophonics cello quartet, two of its members are pert of the Proms, as well as Michael Atkinson, part of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and Benedict Rogerson, a member of the John Wilson Orchestra, who will be hotfooting it over from a late night tribute to Frank Sinatra.

The three-day festival, now in its fourth year, has a mixed programme with a barn dance on Friday night, cello concert on Saturday and a classical concert of Vivaldi’s Gloria and Mozart Requiem on Sunday.

The dance will be held at Home Farm Barn, Whinburgh, with a performance from Hosepipe.

On the Saturday there will be a cello masterclass before Cellophonics bring their innovative style to the festival in an evening concert at St Mary’s Church, on Church Road, Whinburgh.

Sunday sees the return of the Iceni Choir to the festival.

This leading local choir alongside guest soloists from the Royal College of Music will perform two well-loved choral pieces Vivaldi’s Gloria and the Mozart Requiem.

There is a further local link to the festival with Home Cooked 4 You ready to feed hungry dancers during the barn dance with their range of locally sourced dishes cooked in their Norfolk home.

The festival takes place from Friday, August 7 to Sunday, August 9.

Full details of the programme, tickets and information on workshops are available on the festival website

All proceeds will go towards church funds.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Dereham Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Dereham Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Dereham Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Dereham events

Yesterday, 12:43

An autistic teenager is on a fundraising mission to play every organ in Norfolk.

Yesterday, 10:27

A champion ballroom and Latin dancer from Norfolk is set to join Strictly Come Dancing head judge Shirley Ballas in pantomime.

Mon, 00:00

Following the announcement on Friday of Sir Ian McKellan’s 80th birthday tour in 2019, we can exclusively reveal he is doing an extra Norwich show to a specially invited audience.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Regulars at the annual Thursford Christmas Spectacular will notice something different at this year’s show.

Most Read

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 4°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the Dereham Times e-edition today

Newsletter Sign Up

Dereham Times weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy