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  Season Opening Gala     

Swing Into Summer

Saturday, June 14, 8:00 pm

Celebrate the opening of Norfolk's 2014 Summer season with swing-era music and dancing in the Shed. It's going to be BIG fun. Reserve now.


To honor the Norfolk Festival's patroness, Ellen Battell Stoeckel, who passed away 75 years ago, we are featuring a program of music popular in her time, performed by the outstanding Flipside Big Band under the direction of Yale Band director, Thomas Duffy. Join us for this glamorous evening of familiar and fun music and dancing. We will again transform the Music Shed into a ballroom with tables for seating and dancing up front, and standard seating throughout the rest of the hall.


TICKETS

This special presentation is not part of any subscription series.

Table Seating
Includes: a pre-concert dinner in the home of one of our Norfolk patrons and
complimentary wine with hors d'oeuvres
throughout the concert
$250
($100 of ticket price is tax-deductible)
Section A Seating
Includes: a pre-concert dinnerr in the home of one of our Norfolk patron
$175
($100 of ticket price is tax-deductible
Section B Seating $70
Section C Seating $45
Section D and Balcony Seating $25
and as always... Kids Come Free!  

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Yale Choral Artists

Saturday, June 21, 8:00 pm


Last year's Norfolk debut concert of the Yale Choral Artists performing Rachmaninov's Vespers was a stunning musical experience for everyone. We are thrilled to have this sensational group back to Norfolk for another program of enchanting, engaging and exotic choral works, impeccably performed.

Dr. Douma and the YCA will sing recent pieces with the early works that inspired them: including the magnificent motet of J.S. Bach, Singet dem Herrn, coupled with a new work by Sven-David Sandström; a work by Thomas Tallis and a new Tallis-inspired piece by Ted Hearne; and a work by Josquin coupled with a new Josquin-inspired piece by Hannah Lash.

The Yale Choral Artists is a new ensemble comprised of 24 leading professional singers from around the country. Current members perform in the ranks of such acclaimed ensembles as the Trinity Wall Street Choir, Chanticleer, the Handel and Haydn Society Chorus, the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus, Voices of Ascension, Conspirare and 2014 Grammy© Award winners Room Full of Teeth and many others.

Jeffrey Douma is a member of the Yale School of Music faculty and Director of the famed Yale Glee Club.


PROGRAM

J.S. Bach Singet dem Herrn
Sven-David Sandström Singet dem Herrn
Thomas Tallis Loquebantur variis linguis
Ted Hearne A new work based on Loquebantur variis linguis by Thomas Tallis
Josquin des Prez De Profundis Clamavi
Hannah Lash From the Depths I Cry Out
Yale Choral Artists, Jeffrey Douma conductor

TICKETS

This special presentation is not part of any subscription series.
General Admission: $25
and as always... Kids Come Free!

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Ellen Battel Stoeckel


Free Admission

 

Open House at the Festival
Sunday, July 13, 2:00 - 5:00 pm

A Sunday afternoon of fun for the entire family.


Join us for a Sunday afternoon of fun for the entire family. The Norfolk Festival's annual open house features performances by Norfolk Fellows, an ice-cream social, tours of Whitehouse, and children's games - all on the Festival grounds.

2:00 pm (Music Shed)
  Young Artists' Performance for Kids
3:00 pm (Music Shed)
  Ice Cream Social
Children's Games
    Children's games sponsored in part by
     the Battell Stoeckel Foundation
4:00 pm (Music Shed)
  To be announced
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Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

Friday, August 15, 8:00 pm

"As always with Handel, the score is replete with musical splendors – sinuous and heartfelt melodies, displays of vocal bravura, instrumental obbligatos artfully designed to match the dramatic situation… McGegan is such a long-standing master of this repertoire that the score practically glistens under his fastidious care." – San Francisco Chronicle


Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra under the direction of Nicholas McGegan, OBE, returns to Norfolk for a concert of glorious baroque music, impeccably played. This GRAMMY-nominated and Gramophone Award-winning orchestra is among the most-recorded period-instrument ensembles in the US or Europe, with 34 highly praised records. Considered one of the world's leading period instrument ensembles under McGegan, they are known for their "exceptionally beautifully played performances" (The New York Times) This special event will be a highlight of the summer concert season.


PROGRAM

George Frideric Handel Overture from Teseo
Handel Scene from Teseo for Soprano and Counter Tenor
Arcangelo Corelli Concerto Grosso in B-flat Major, Op 6, No. 11
Handel Scene from Teseo for Soprano and Counter Tenor
Jean Philippe Rameau Orchestral Suite from Castor et Pollux
Nicholas McGegan conductor, Celine Ricci soprano, Robin Blaze, countertenor

TICKETS

This special presentation is not part of any subscription series.
General Admission: $35 and as always... Kids Come Free!
Subscribers to the 2014 Season receive Priority Seating for this event.

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Norfolk Choral Festival

Saturday, August 16, 4:00 pm

A peerless choir and an outstanding orchestra
– this concert is a must see!


Simon Carrington's acclaimed Choral Workshop culminates in one of the concert highlights of the season. 24 professional singers from around the world, accompanied by the Norfolk Festival Chamber Orchestra, perform a wide variety of choral selections from the Renaissance to the 21st century.


PROGRAM

To be announced  
Norfolk Festival Choir and Orchestra, Simon Carrington conductor,
Ilya Poletaev piano/harpsichord/organ

TICKETS

This special presentation is not part of any subscription series.
General Admission: $25
and as always... Kids Come Free!

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