Saturday 9th April 2022 at 6.30 pm

The Royal College of Music at Raynham


Saturday 14th May 2022 at 6.30 pm

Emma Kirkby & Jakob Lindberg – “Tant que je vivray ….”

Emma Kirkby, soprano and early music specialist returns to Raynham with Jakob Lindberg the legendary lute player from Sweden.


Emma Kirkby has become a legend within the concept of music as beginning not with the singer but with the words; her name is always and above all associated with pure sound.

“For two decades Emma Kirkby’s clear, agile voice has been the quintessence of pure sound in the singing of early music. She is still one of the treasures of the world of music”.

The programme  which Kirkby and Lindberg have developed for a recent tour in Europe features Jakob’s lovely little 6 – course lute and music it might have played a decade or two each side of 1500  –  in France, Germany, England, Spain and Italy.  The hour long concert opens with Tant que je vivray …en age florissant;  a sweet and catchy number by Claudin de Sermisy which translates as  As long as I remain … life’s full peak.  A sentiment with which many of us can resonate.

Saturday 14th September 2022 at 6.30 pm

The Oxford Bach Soloists

Accompanied by a small ensemble, four brilliant soloists will be performing Bach Cantatas in the intimate setting of the Marble Hall at Raynham. The Oxford Bach Soloists (OBS) is a Baroque ensemble whose ambition is to perform, in sequence, the complete canon of J. S. Bach’s vocal works over 12 years. Founded by Tom Hammond-Davies (Artistic Director) in 2015, OBS offers a unique musical experience that converges composer, performer, and audience.

The OBS mission  is distinctive and pioneering: while there have been many recordings and performances of the complete vocal works of J. S. Bach, no ensemble has ever mounted a cycle of performances in chronological order, programmed in real-time, and in the context for which they were conceived. OBS has set out to perform Bach’s works as he himself would have realised them with performers, instruments, and venues that echo the university and churches of Bach’s hometown of Leipzig. is a group which performs at prestigious venues and specialising in Bach.

At Raynham we will hear a part of this project which is to be particularly special; with a small choral and string ensemble, it has all the attractions of a private performance brought to Norfolk for the lovers of Bach’s music. Don’t miss it!

Adults £50  ·  Under 30’s £30  ·  Group (10+) £45  ·  Circle of Friends £45
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