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 firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01329 862133 Mon-Thurs 9.30am-12.30pm)
Saturday 7th at 6.30pm: Rachel Podger has played both baroque and classical violin at Raynham and is returning with her regular harpsichord accompanist Marcin Światkiewicz, a newcomer to Raynham. Their programme includes music of the late C16th to very early C18th: Fontana, Leonarda, Corelli, JS Bach, Veracini & Frescobaldi.
Sunday 8th at 3.30pm: this afternoon concert of Renaissance and Baroque music is presented by a sparky trio of musicians playing solo and in duet and trio combinations. Tabea Debus - recorder & cello, Louise Ayrton - violin & Pawel Siwczak - harpsichord.
We are proposing a concert to celebrate the restoration not of only of Charles II but of a Cornelius Johnson portrait (one of a pendant pair) of Princess Henrietta, youngest daughter of Charles I and sister to Charles II; the portraits were given to Horatio Townshend by the King in gratitude for his part in the Restoration of the Monarchy. We are seeking widespread sponsorship: it will be expensive to mount, but an extraordinary assembly of musicians is what we are aiming for.