Come and share Sir Roger Pratt's assessment of Raynham by booking tickets for the recital weekends in June and September, or the annual performance of The Royal Academy at Raynham in April. After you have enjoyed the harmonious experience in the Marble Hall, feed the inner man or woman with a supper picnic.
You can book supper places in the State Rooms but we are limited to 50 places in total. Circle of Friends members are entitled to free places, normally £10 per person. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Bring your own complete picnic or choose from the menus on the website. The supper-in-a-box option @ £23 per person provided by Belinda Ellis is always delicious. Enhance your evening even further with Raynham Champagne, on order or for sale on the night. Water is provided but not glasses.
The Rise of the Loud Tenor
Have no fear, the ‘loud tenor’ refers more to the birth and development of a certain style of music rather than the misleading idea of the title. It takes us from the late 16th to late 17th century, travelling throughout Europe, with music by similar composers and including Grandi (successor of Monteverdi at San Marco) and some French music.
Their programme consists of nuggets of pure gold for lovers of late C17th and early C18th music.
BACH: Sonata in G major for viola da gamba and harpsichord, BWV 1027: Adagio, Allegro ma non tanto, Andante, Allegro moderato
L COUPERIN: Suite in F major: Prélude, Allemande, Gigue, Chaconne (plus a couple of other movements TBC)
MARIN MARAIS: La petite Bru - Air gracieux (from Book V, 1725) Le Badinage (from Book IV 1717) Chaconne (from Book V, 1725)
BACH: Sonata in D Major for viola da gamba and harpsichord, BWV 1028: Adagio, Allegro, Andante, Allegro]
The date for the Royal Academy of Music in April 2019 is not yet confirmed but will be either the 20th or 27th of April.
On Saturday June 8th 2019, Matt Wadsworth (theorbo) & Julia Doyle (soprano), and for the afternoon recital on Sunday 9th June Matt Wadsworth (theorbo) reappears with Nathaniel Mander (harpsichord), both musicians talking about and demonstrating instruments and repertoire.
For 2020 we will be booking an exciting new talent from Serbia; a violinist coming to Raynham with a harpist. Any further bookings and date confirmations will appear on this page which is regularly updated.