Monday, 9 January 2012

Griff Rhys Jones with Chamber Orchestra Anglia at St Andrews Hall Norwich

12 concerts, 12 buildings, 12 months…

Chamber Orchestra Anglia (COA) heads to St Andrews Hall on Friday, February 3 at 7.30pm, for the third concert in the Norwich 12 series – an evening of music and wit with special guest Griff Rhys Jones.

Griff Rhys Jones, master of ceremonies on the evening, will sing excerpts from Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado and will perform the role of the narrator in Babar the Elephant (Poulenc/D Matthews). Chamber Orchestra Anglia will also present Haydn’s, Symphony No.60 in C, 'Il Distratto' – a comic theatre symphony.

Tickets for the evening are £20 from Norwich Theatre Royal box office tel. 01603 630000 or online via

Monthly concerts are taking place in each of the Norwich 12 buildings to celebrate Chamber Orchestra Anglia’s 10th birthday, and are being organised in collaboration with Norwich Heritage Economic and Regeneration Trust (HEART),

Further concerts in the series are scheduled for March 2 (The Assembly House) and April 24 (St James Mill). For up-to-date information on the programme see

Sharon Andrea Choa, COA founder and Artistic Director, said: "It is very exciting to be working with Griff Rhys Jones who is a patron of our orchestra. The event at St Andrews Hall will be a unique evening combining laughter, song and fine music in a wonderful historic building.”