Concerts 2023-2024

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We have a great programme of music for this season. See below for details, and click on any of the date links for further information.

Please note that St Andrew's Hall is closing for refurbishment in 2024, so some of our concerts this season will be in different venues. Please check concert details carefully.

You can download a brochure of this Season's concerts, and our concerts are also listed in the Music in Norwich brochure, which has a round-up of all the classical, jazz and world music events in the Norwich area for the coming season.

Details of our ticket prices can be found here.

Saturday 4th November 2023, 7:30pm
St Andrew's Hall

ELGAR: The Kingdom

Special guest soloist, Elizabeth Watts, soprano
Louise Winter, mezzo-soprano
Gwilym Bowen, tenor
Jonathan Brown, bass

Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus
conducted by David Dunnett

Saturday 9th December 2023, 7:30pm
St Andrew's Hall

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Suite, The Snow Maiden
DOHNÁNYI: Variations on a Nursery Song
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No.4

Martin Roscoe, piano (Dohnányi)
Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Matthew Andrews

Tuesday 19th December 2023, 7.30pm
St Andrew's Hall


Norwich Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra plus special guests
conducted by Matthew Andrews and David Dunnett
Please note that this concert is not recommended for children under the age of 5-6 years

Saturday 10th February 2024, 2:30pm and 4:30pm
The King's Centre, Norwich

Featuring THE KNIGHT WHO TOOK ALL DAY and other heroic deeds in music!

Bernard Hughes narrator
Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Matthew Andrews

A fun and informal concert specially designed for young children and their families. Each performance lasts around 50 mins plus a short interval, when the children are invited to have a go on some of the instruments. Please see the main concert page for more details.

Saturday 9th March 2024, 7.30pm
Norwich Cathedral

BEETHOVEN: Sympnony No 5 in C minor
MOZART: Requiem in D minor

Celia Osmond, soprano
Frances Bourne, mezzo soprano,
Daniel Bartlette, tenor,
Dhilan Gnanadurai, bass
Norwich Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Matthew Andrews and David Dunnett

Friday 5th April 2024, 8.00pm
Rhein-Mosel-Halle, Koblenz, Germany


Mechthild Bach, soprano
Heike Wessels, alto
Daniel Sans, tenor
Christof Fischesser, bass
Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie, Chor des Musik-Instituts Koblenz and Norwich Philharmonic Chorus
conducted by Mathias Breitschaft

Members of the Norwich Philharmonic Choir are delighted to be joining the Choir of the Musik-Instituts Koblenz for this performance of Mendelssohn's Elijah in Koblenz. If you happen to be in Germany at the time, do come along. Details of the concert can be found here and ticket information is here.

Saturday 20th April 2024, 7.30pm
Norfolk Showground Arena

Classic and popular film music from some of the greatest hits in cinema - including music from the Bond movies and John Williams, as well as classic scores by Erich Korngold (The Sea Hawk, Bernard Hermann (North by North West) and Elmer Bernstein (The Magnificent Seven).

Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Matthew Andrews

The Phil goes on the Road (a bit)


You may already have heard that Saint Andrew's Hall is due to be closed in 2024 for major refurbishments. As the Phil usually perform there, we have had to plan alternative venues for part of this season.

We will be able to hold our November, December and Christmas concerts in 2023 in St Andrews Hall as usual. But after that, we are 'on the road'.

st andrews hallWe have arranged a Children's Concert on 10th February at the King's Centre in King Street. It's smaller than St Andrew's Hall, but lends itself to a more intimate kind of concert. Two hour-long performances are planned, each with a short interval when children can see the instruments close up, and even try some of them. There will be bean bags at the front of the audience, so that younger members can see and hear the music really close up. An opportunity for the next generation to experience the wonders of classical music first hand.

Firebird Our second concert in 2024 is a real treat. Two much loved classics: Beethoven's Symphony No.5 and Mozart's Requiem, peformed in Norwich's etherial Cathedral.
The Mozart will be the last appearance by our choral conductor, David Dunnet before he retires, and seating will be limited, so be sure to book your places well in advance.

KoblenzA little further afield, in early April members of the Norwich Phil Choir will be singing in a performance of Mendelssohn's Elijah in Koblenz. Building on the success of their outstanding interpretation of the work in Norwich last season, the Choir are looking forward to joining musicians from our twinned city in Germany for a repeat performance. Come along, if you're in the area!

showgroundFinally, later in April the Orchestra travel out to the Norfolk Showground Arena for a celebration of some of the greatest film music of the last 60 or so years. Enjoy music from James Bond classics and John Williams alongside the genius of Korngold, Hermann and Elmer Bernstein in an acoustic well-suited to their expansive scores.