Octagon Concert Series

Programme of concerts

16th August Update:
Sadly, the Octagon Concert Series remains suspended owing to COVID-19 restrictions.

Although unable currently to present any live performances, we would like to offer some live recordings, which are available below. These were taken at our 30th Anniversary Season celebratory concert, which was held in November 2015.

We hope you enjoy listening, and look forward to being able to see you all in the Octagon Chapel when we return.

Ave Verum Corpus, KV 618 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Octagon Singers, with an Invited Orchestra. Conducted by Mary Rae

'Hallelujah' Chorus from 'Messiah' by George Frederic Handel
The Octagon Singers, with an Invited Orchestra feat. Jan Hÿtch - Trumpet. Conducted by Mary Rae

Toccata from Symphony No. 5 in F major Op. 42 No. 1 by Charles-Marie Widor
Tim Patient - Organ

'Tambourin' by François-Joseph Gossec
Claire Moore - Flute, with accompaniment by Judy Tovey - Piano

Impromptu in G flat major Op. 90 (D899) No. 3 by Franz Schubert
Judy Tovey - Piano

'Toy Symphony' in G major by Leopold Mozart (attr.)
Invited Orchestra, with 'toys' played by The Octagon Singers. Conducted by Mary Rae

35th Anniversary Season

After expenses, all proceeds from the concerts will be given to charity.

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The Octagon Singers

with an Invited Orchestra
(Leader: Rachael Turner)

Tim Patient – Organ

Katharine Horton – Soprano
Felicity Devonshire – Contralto
Patrick Monk – Tenor
Mark Horner – Bass baritone

Conducted by Mary Rae

Air from Orchestral Suite in D Major by J S Bach
‘Flocks in Pastures Green Abiding’ by J S Bach
‘The Lord is my Shepherd’ by Franz Schubert
Mass No 2 in G Major by Franz Schubert
Missa in Angustiis ‘Nelson Mass’ by Joseph Haydn

In aid of the Martineau Hall Redevelopment Phase 2
(The Martineau Hall is a Registered Charity No. 232608)


‘The Gondoliers’ by Gilbert and Sullivan

A Concert Performance

Soloists (TBA), All Comers Choir

Judy Tovey – Piano
Conducted by Mary Rae

In aid of the Martineau Hall Redevelopment Phase 2
(The Martineau Hall is a Registered Charity No. 232608)

Sunday 29 November 2020 at 3pm

Advent Sunday

with The Octagon Singers

Judy Tovey – Piano
Tim Patient – Organ

Narrated by Lynne Davies
Conducted by Mary Rae

Choir and Audience Carols
Seasonal Readings
Piano and Organ Solos

Presented in conjunction with The Rotary Club of Norwich

Charity to be announced

More concerts to be confirmed