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 (NB. Not available for the Royal Academy of Music evening).

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.


For bookings, please order online with Ticket Source. Booking form and supper menus will be added in early 2019, meanwhile if you want to book directly with Raynham Hall please email or telephone 01329 862133 Mon-Thurs 9.30am-12.30pm)


The September Weekend

Saturday 7th at 6.30pm - Rachel Podger (‘Queen of Baroque’) with Marcin Światkiewicz (harpsichord)

It is always our aim to bring to Raynham renowned and world class musicians who are also good communicators. Without any question, the extravagantly gifted violinist Rachel Podger qualifies on all counts. Having played both baroque and classical violin at Raynham she is returning with her regular harpsichord accompanist Marcin Światkiewicz, a newcomer to Raynham. Their engaging programme ranges through male and female composers from the late C16th to very early C18th: Fontana, Leonarda, Corelli, JS Bach, Veracini & Frescobaldi. This will be a very special evening with both musicians extemporising where possible within the scores of these composers.

Fontana, Giovanni Battista (d. 1631): Sonata Seconda
Frescobaldi, Girolamo (1585-1643): Toccata VII in D from the 2nd book
Leonarda, Isabella (1620-1704): Sonata Duodecima
Corelli, Arcangelo: Sonata Op. 5 No. 12 in D minor (La Folia)
Bach, Johann Sebastian: Sonata No 2 for Violin and Obligato Harpsichord in A major BWV 1015
Veracini, Francesco Maria (1690-1768): Sonata No. 12 for Violin and Continuo in D minor Vivaldi

Sunday 8th at 3.30pm - Renaissance and Baroque ‘Uffenbach’s Travels’

Johann Friedrich Armand von Uffenbach (1687-1769), was an accomplished amateur musician, writer and traveller. His travel journals document first-hand accounts of performances by many major Baroque virtuosos and composers, including those featured in this recital. Upon witnessing a performance by Antonio Vivaldi, Uffenbach describes his cadenza as one “that really frightened me, for such playing has not been heard before and can never be equalled: he brought his fingers no more than a straw’s breadth from the bridge, leaving no room for the bow – and that on all four strings with imitations and incredible speed.” His journals give us rare insight into eighteenth century musical life.

A trio of youthful musicians playing solo, duet and in trio. Tabea Debus - recorder & cello, Louise Ayrton - violin & Pawel Siwczak - harpsichord.

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Violin Sonata in A Major (RV 31, op. 2 no. 2)
Preludio e Capriccio – Corrente – Adagio – Giga

Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
Sonata K.27 in B minor
Sonata K.141 in D minor [Toccata]

Jacques-Martin Hotteterre “Le Romain” (1674-1763)
Gravement/Gai (Première Suite des Pièces op. 4, Paris, 1712)

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
Cinquiéme Concert (Pièces de clavecin en concert, Paris, 1741)
Fugue La Forqueray – La Cupis – La Marais

Francois Francoeur (1698-1787)
Violin Sonata VI in G Minor
Adagio – Courante – Allemande – Rondeau

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Trio Sonata in a Minor for recorder, violin and b.c. (TWV 42:a4, Essercizii Musici)
Largo – Vivace – Affettuoso – Allegro

Tambourin from Rameau, 3rd concert