Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music (NNCM) delivers education in several ways.

Pre-concert talks by our Artistic Director Misha Donat (either musicological or by interviews with visiting musicians) are valued by our concert audiences.

NNCM promotes musical learning experiences for Norfolk students of all ages. Events are organised to take professional musicians into schools. We also partner others with similar aims, to promote active participation in music for primary and secondary pupils.

Musical groups of all ages need access to copies of affordable music sets. NNCM supports Norfolk Music Library Friends (NMLF) whose objective is to encourage learning and performance of music in Norfolk by supporting and promoting services offered by public libraries.

Funding for education activities comes from generous donations from members, and from time to time by other local charities and trusts.

Plans for the coming months are set out below.

September 2018

Members showed warm appreciation for the excellent recital by teenaged students from the Norfolk Centre for Young Musicians (NCYM) in September 2018. A string quartet and a clarinet choir performed in the Foyer of the John Innes Centre on the evening of our Annual General Meeting, showing great musicality and poise. Members expressed support for the continuing education programme, including the NCYM.

October 2018

We are happy to show continuing support to Sistema Norwich, in their work with primary and teenaged pupils. Their developing concert performances include:

Saturday 27th October, 7.00pm, The Oak Circus Centre, St Michael Coslany Church, Oak Street, Norwich NR3 3AE, a performance with ‘Lost in Translation Circus Group’ including music composed by young members of Sistema. There will be a Winter Celebration Concert at the Octagon Chapel Norwich on Saturday 15 December at 7.00 pm. Sistema welcomes support from all those interested in their work.

November 2018

The Martinu, a professional Czech string quartet, will be in Norwich and we are funding them to conduct workshop sessions at two Norwich primary schools on 26th November.

January 2019

The Michael Badminton Young Musicians Trust – through which we donate a prize to a promising Young Wind Player – will be holding its next competition day on Sunday 13th January at the John Innes Centre, to be adjudicated by Philip Dukes “Great Britain’s most outstanding solo viola player.” – The Times. They would welcome audience members to join them for part or all of the day.

March 2019

Plans for our annual Schools Music Project are well in hand for workshops on 19th and 20th March in six primary schools and a concert for them all at the 320 seat John Innes Centre on 21st March. Details are still under wraps but a highly talented trombonist should be taking a leading role!

Funding for other activities are planned in the year ahead – so watch this space for updates on how everything is going!