Developing high quality music education in the community...
Welcome to the Yorke Trust!
Music can make an enormous contribution to a happy life. It is something which should be available to all young people, above all to those who have musical talent which might otherwise remain unfulfilled.
Our aim at the Yorke Trust is provide opportunities for students and children from all walks of life to study and to perform in the un-pressurised atmosphere of the North Norfolk countryside, away from the competitive environment of university and school. We have been doing this to the highest possible standards since the foundation of the Trust in 1984, and we have been doing it virtually free of charge.
Our work began with the Yorke Mini-Bass Project, an innovative scheme to enable children to play the double bass, for which we received generous funding from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Acquisition of premises in Norfolk enabled us to broaden our horizons and focus on singing as well as providing facilities for instrumental courses and workshops for children.
Trustees invite you to join them in planning for the future and help continue this valuable work in the years ahead. You can do this in a number of ways: by coming to events; by making a donation or by remembering us when making your will.
Thank you for your support!
- Rodney Slatford, OBE
The Yorke Trust invites you to
The Christmas Story by Heinrich Schütz
Director – Jennifer Hamilton
Following the success of Handel’s Susanna (July 2017), Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors (Dec 2017) and Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice (July 2018), in this exciting collaboration local choristers will perform along with young professional and student soloists from music conservatoires in a concert performance of The Christmas Story by Heinrich Schütz, a musical setting of the Nativity.
This beautiful oratorio was probably first performed in Dresden in 1660 when the composer was 75 years old and draws on a lifetime’s musical experience.
The performance of this wonderful work will be in The Yorke Trust Old Chapel, South Creake on Friday 21st December at 7.30. Tickets are £15 which includes light refreshments.
Parking is available on the orchard by the chapel or in Church Lane.
Advance booking is essential due to limited seating. Please contact Carol Jennings on 01328 738482 or firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets.