Norwich Baroque

Friends of Norwich Baroque

The Norwich Baroque Friends Scheme was launched shortly after our first concert and we now have an ever growing and active group of FRIENDS.
Being a Friend is a practical way of saying "we like what you do and would like to support you". Our Friends' support means that we can be more adventurous in our programme choice and bring you more of what you enjoy!
Subscription for a year is only:

£20 single, £30 double, junior Friends (18 and under) £10 .

In return we are pleased to offer for each concert arranged by Norwich Baroque :

- Inclusion on our mailing/emailing list
- Acknowledgement in each concert programme
- An entry into the draw for the Friends' Free Tickets

..and quarterly:
- Norwich Baroque`s quarterly newsletter "Bar Lines"

..and several times a year..
- a post-concert wine and nibbles reception with the players

..and annually:
- An invitation to the Friends annual summer reception ..... Usually in June or July and really enjoyable, relaxed evening of wine, nibbles, music, chat and a chance to mingle with the players and now combined with the judging of the Losh-Atkinson Historic Sounds Composition Competition for a bit of extra drama!



Bar Lines is the unique quarterly news letter exclusively for the Friends and players of Norwich Baroque. It has now grown (entirely by accident) from its original 4 page format to a big and beautiful 8 or even 12 page creation.
Regular features include:

- THE BAR LINES INTERVIEW - meet some of the fascinating people we come across in the life of Norwich Baroque.
Interviews so far have included:

-"Meet the Band" - introducing the players of Norwich Baroque
- Baroque Dance - with Sasza Zargowski
- Restoring the "Fake Duke" - Eric Mawbey and the restoration of an Ebay purchase!
-"The candle man" - Jim Laws, the man behind Christmas by Candlelight
- Simon Heighes - music historian, writer and broadcaster...and our newest Honorary Friend
- David van Edwards - Norwich`s own expert luthier
- Our patron, countertenor Michael Chance CBE; his memories, his career so far and his plans for the future
- Dame Emma Kirkby - possibly the most famous soprano of her generation.

- THE DICTIONARY DETOUR - Moving for the 2nd time through the alphabet we have tackled subjects particularly relevant to the baroque world such as dance, facsimile and gut strings!

- EDITOR`S NOTES - keep up to date with Norwich Baroque developments and plans as they happen and enjoy a look at life behind the scenes!

- PREVIEWS AND REVIEWS - Looking forward to forthcoming concerts and back at those of the last quarter, making use of the excellent photos taken by Anna Meek and Niki Taigel.

...and lots more!


IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT US BY JOINING THE FRIENDS please contact us via the link above or send a cheque for the appropriate amount with your name, address, postcode and email address to :

Roger Lloyd, 57 St Leonard`s Road, Norwich, NR1 4JW

Please also state how you would like to be listed in the concert programmes eg Rosie Jones or Dr. R. M Jones


Back issues (1-31) of Bar Lines are available on request for new Friends...or for anyone wanting to give it try, without obligation. Please contact the website via the contact page.