Around Norwich City Centre

250 Fanfares

Saturday 14 - Sunday 15 May

This is a past event which has now ended.

To celebrate the opening weekend of our 250th anniversary we will be popping-up in surprise locations around the city with specially commissioned, pop-up world premieres, performed by musicians from the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Fanfares have a long history with the Festival, so listen out and you might just be rewarded with the sounds of music and joy ringing out across Norwich as they would have done so many years ago

Nine composers were commissioned to create these pieces:
James Batty, Cameron Biles-Liddell, Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade, Nneka Cummins, Misha Mullov-Abbado, Laurence Osborn, Alex Paxton, Shruthi Rajasekar, Ayanna Witter-Johnson.

 

With thanks to Cast Supporters, Rachel & Len Hobson

Important information

Where to catch a 250 Fanfare

Fanfares are each about 60 second long, arrive in good time to make sure you don’t miss them!

Friday 13 May

7pm – Outside St Andrew’s Hall

Nneka Cummins – Invigorate

 

Saturday 14 May

11am – Norwich Guildhall Balcony

Cameron Biles-Liddell – Celebratory Proclamation 

 

12noon – City Hall Balcony

Misha Mullov-Abbado – East Anglia Parade

 

1pm – Norwich Cathedral Crossing (Inside between Transepts) 

Laurence Osborn – Fanfare and Chorale

 

2pm – Norwich Guildhall Balcony

James Batty – Procession of Life

 

3pm – The Band Stand, Chapelfield Gardens

Shruthi Rajasekar – Nattai Fanfare

 

4pm – The Garnet Balcony, Market Place

Ayanna Witter-Johnson – Let the vibes begin!

 

5pm – Outside The Forum

Alex Paxton – Rescue Jam

 

6pm – The Band Stand, Chapelfield Gardens

Nneka Cummins – Invigorate

 

7pm – Outside St Andrew’s Hall

Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade – Fanfare for the Norfolk & Norwich Festival

 

Sunday 15 May

11am – Norwich Guildhall Balcony

Ninfea Cruttwell-Reade – Fanfare for the Norfolk & Norwich Festival

 

12noon – Norwich Guildhall Balcony

Ayanna Witter-Johnson – Let the vibes begin!

 

1pm – Inside The Forum

Shruthi Rajasekar – Nattai Fanfare

 

2pm – Norwich Guildhall Balcony

Alex Paxton – Rescue Jam

 

3pm – Norwich Guildhall Balcony 

James Batty – Procession of Life

 

4pm – City Hall Balcony

Laurence Osborn – Fanfare and Chorale

 

5pm – The Band Stand, Chapelfield Gardens

Misha Mullov-Abbado – East Anglia Parade

 

6pm – Norwich Guildhall Balcony 

Cameron Biles-Liddell – Celebratory Proclamation

 

7pm – Outside St Andrew’s Hall

Nneka Cummins – Invigorate

Tickets: This is a non-ticketed event

Image Credit: Norfolk & Norwich Festival © Kat Mager

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