St Andrew's Church, Gunton Park, Norfolk
Saturday 21st June 2014, 6.00pm
Concert in aid of The Gunton Sawmill and
The Churches Conservation Trust
Mrs Michael Parkin and the award - winning soprano Meeta Raval and countertenor Oliver Gerrish of New Georgian Opera present an evening of opera classics from Handel, Purcell, Puccini, Hasse and Gluck. New Georgian Opera is delight to be joined by our very young and talented Charlie Forrest on the Piano.
RSVP is required. Tickets are £25, include a glass of bubbly and canapes. All profits go to The Gunton Park Sawmill and the Churches Conservation Trust. Further donations will of course be welcome.
St Andrew’s is an 18th-century church in the form of a Classical temple, tucked away in the landscaped parkland of Gunton Hall. The effect of suddenly coming upon a Palladian portico through the trees is dramatic. It was designed by the leading Scottish architect of the 18th century, Robert Adam, whose designs were influential across the world. It is Adam’s only complete church in England.
The Gunton Park Sawmill is situated on the Gunton estate and is an extremely rare working example of an estate sawmill powered by water. The building is of truly rustic construction being timber framed with the Norfolk reed thatched roof and was constructed in the 1820s to house a unique frame saw with the vertical reciprocating blades thus illustrating the first steps from hand to power sawing being a mechanised pit saw. The water to power the water wheels comes from the ornamental lake in front of the imposing hall built in 1742 for Sir William Harbord.
The ticket includes drink and canapes.
There is also an opportunity to visit the Gunton Sawmill that day.
Meeta and Oliver will also meet and mingle with the audience at the end of the performance.
Please remember this is a fundraising event and donate generously. All proceeds from this performance go towards The Gunton Sawmill and the church.
For tickets, Please email us as there is limited space.
We believe it is important to work with local businesses. Here are local ventures:
Nearest train station:
(Trains run from Norwich)
Local B and B's and Hotels:
The Gunton Arms
Cromer Road, Thorpe Market, Norwich, Norfolk NR11 8TZ
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