Monday, 11 July 2011

‘Wymondham Rocks’ – Celebrating Festival Fortnight Success

Just on 5000 people enjoyed 26 events ranging from Market Place gigs to Norfolk bands in Central Hall, classical recitals in Wymondham Abbey and a musical Teddy Bears’ Picnic, during Wymondham’s Festival Fortnight, which ended on Sunday July 10.

“We have had a very busy and rewarding fortnight”, said Barbara Randall, Festival Secretary, who co-ordinates the programme. “The response from our audiences has been terrific. The SweetBeats gig at Central Hall provoked the comment ‘Wymondham Rocks’ from one happy customer. We have had similar feedback from all our concerts.”

Audience Comments: Fantastic fortnight of events! Wonderful – More of the same please! Thank you for arranging such wonderful events. Terrific event. Great mix of music.
Kit Downes Trio: Absolutely fabulous. Brilliant!
Lecture – Does Klezmer Swing? – Exceeded expectations. It was great! Perfect balance of lecture and live music.
Madeleine Mitchell, violin: Excellent, a privilege to hear her playing.
Lee Vasey Band What a brill night, thank you.
Garlic Theatre – ‘Fiddlesticks’ It was absolutely enchanting and a perfect venue. The children were enthralled.
Jon Baker’s Voice Workshop: Brilliant- great mix of technical advice, practise and singing.

John Wood, Chairman Wymondham Music Festival said: “I would like to thank all our volunteers, who gave a total of 900 hours support running the events during the Festival Fortnight. We could not stage such an ambitious programme without their help. Planning has already begun for 2012. We look forward to returning with an equally exciting mix of concerts, workshops and special events.”

Wymondham Music Festival (reg. charity no. 1081375), is run by a committee of volunteers who give their time to organise and administer the programme, and is supported by grants, advertising, sponsorship and the generosity of its patrons. The Festival began in 1996 as a small series of concerts and was called Wymondham Music Week. It has expanded to become the musically diverse festival that it is today, promoting the performance and appreciation of music, as well as offering music education for local people. The Festival committee links up with many other local music organisations to promote events throughout the summer months.

Photograph: The SweetBeats at Central Hall Wymondham