Norfolk & Norwich Festival events

10 May 2019 until 26 May 2019
NNF - Tenebrae (c) Sim Canetty-Clarke

Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2019 runs from Friday 10 May to Sunday 26 May and Norwich Cathedral is delighted to be hosting five events in the festival's programme.

Richard Wiesner's installation 28
Saturday 11 May to Sunday 26 May
Cathedral Close

Known for his interventions in public spaces, international sculptor Richard Wiesner presents his latest project, 28, an installation showing the anthems of the 28 EU countries which poses questions about globalisation and migration.
28 is a free event.

Eliza and Martin Carthy
Saturday 11 May, 8pm

Twice-Mercury-nominated Eliza Carthy will be joined by her father, beloved singer and guitarist Martin, for the concert Celebration.
They will perform songs from their first duo record The Elephant.
Eliza is amongst the most impressive and engaging artists of her generation and Martin is one of English folk music’s greatest innovators.
Tickets £10-£22 - call 01603 766400 or visit

A Celebration of the Arts
Sunday 12 May, 3.30pm
A special service will celebrate the gift of the arts in word, song and movement.
Taking the theme of journey through the Cathedral, the service will begin where the Cathedral began and end outside, where it meets the world. The Cathedral Choir will sing at the service and refreshments will follow in the Cloister.
All are welcome.

Monday 13 May, 7.30pm
Under the direction of Nigel Short, Tenebrae perform a captivating programme on Monday 13 May that journeys through some of the most beautiful and moving English choral works of the 20th century by composers including Holst, Parry and Howells.
Tenebrae will be joined by Norwich Cathedral Choir for the centrepiece of the concert, Owain Park’s Footsteps, a work that cycles through the seasons from the view of a lonely traveller.
Tickets £12, £20, £26, £32 - call 01603 766400 or visit

Norwich Cathedral Choir Promenade Concert
Thursday 23 May, 8pm
Throughout his lifetime Bach composed music to celebrate key occasions in the Lutheran calendar, and in this programme, Norwich Cathedral Choir travel through the liturgical seasons performing some of Bach’s most sacred and sublime works alongside equally devotional music by more contemporary composers in a unique promenade.
This promenade performance will take place throughout the whole Cathedral.
Tickets £20 - call 01603 766400 or visit

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Pictured above is Tenebrae.
Picture: Sim Canetty-Clarke