Our third annual Gala concert on Saturday 15 September saw us once again welcoming our VIP guests to the magnificent surroundings of Norwich Cathedral for an evening of unrivalled musical entertainment from Norwich Baroque. As principal sponsors of the period-instrument ensemble, our concert guests were among the 400-strong audience, which featured a superb performance by award-winning solo violinist Rachel Podger (pictured below with Managing Director, Stephen Girling).
Rachel has travelled worldwide, winning many coveted awards for her recordings, and last week was awarded the Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2018 Artist of the Year!
Having been described by the Times as ‘the unsurpassed British glory of the baroque violin!’, her passionate performance – which included ‘Autumn’ from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, along with a superb finale of Geminiani’s La Folia variations– delighted all.
Commenting on the occasion, SGWM’s Managing Director, Stephen Girling, said
“It was fantastic to see so many people enjoying our third annual Gala concert. Norwich Baroque is an established and important part of the arts in Norfolk and we are delighted that our continued sponsorship enables them to book eminent soloists of the highest calibre such as Rachel. We are proud to be helping them gain the recognition they deserve and pleased that our valued guests had a wonderful evening.”
SGWM’s guests, who enjoyed canapes and light refreshments before the concert and during the interval, said they were thrilled to be part of such a fabulous evening. A few of our guests who are not regular concert-goers also commented on how exciting and inspiring they found the performance and ambience of the whole event.
We continue to offer our clients the opportunity to attend some of the group’s other concerts throughout the year and offer our new clients a year’s complimentary membership to the Friends of Norwich Baroque.
To find out more about Norwich Baroque and the benefits of being a Friend, visit norwichbaroque.co.uk