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We host a diverse range of performers and concerts at the Belfry Centre, from renowned classical musicians and award winning soloists to local jazz ensembles. All set within the beautifully intimate and atmospheric space of the historic school hall, this is one of the best concert venues to see great live music in North Norfolk.

Cromer Music Evenings


Cromer Music Evenings is a long running organisation that holds high quality classical music concerts on a monthly basis, showcasing talented musicians from across the country. The organisation aims to promote the appreciation and understanding of music and to encourage young musicians. All concerts are now held at The Belfry Centre - so please keep an eye on this page of this website or the Cromer Music Evenings website for details of the upcoming concerts.

Tickets prices:
General Public - £15
Members of CME - £12
Students/Children under 16 - Free
£10 - Membership of Cromer Music Evenings

Season Ticket: 
£80.00 - for Members of CME (+£10 membership)
Join Cromer Music Evenings and get all 8 high quality concerts for only £10 per concert!

Keith Hobday (Chairperson) -
Anita Grimwood (Secretary) -

Sasha Savaloni - Classical Guitar

Eleanor Grant & Gus McQuade - Voice, Double Bass & Guitar

Sunday 15th October 2023 3pm

We are very excited to welcome the winners of the Musicians Company 'New Elizabethan Award' to kick off our 2023/24 series. This prestigious competition attracts entrants from all over the world, and the winner are always top-class players.

The 1st half will feature Sasha Savaloni, one of the top young guitarists in the world, winning the Sevilla International Guitar Competition in 2028. In the 2nd half we will hear the unique combination of Eleanor and Gus in a beautiful programme of songs and music for Voice, Double Bass and Classical Guitar.

Many thanks to the Musicians Company for providing us with these incredible musicians.

To Book Tickets Ring:

01263 579196

David Parry & Stanley Butcher

Sunday 12th November 2023 3pm

Four Hands on Two Pianos


Mozart - Schumann - Saint-Saens 

Poulenc - Butcher

David Parry and Stanley Butcher will form a formidable Piano Duo for our concert in November. David is perhaps more well-known as one of the UK's leading conductors, particularly in the field of opera but his superlative piano playing has drawn praise from far and wide. Stanley Butcher is familiar to us from last year's Young Musicians Concert and his talent and technique is blossoming with each passing day.

They will perform the exquisite Mozart Sonata for Two Pianos on the new Yamaha Grand Piano (purchased this year) and the old Bechstein Grand Piano (purchased in 1905!) currently housed in the Belfry Centre. Completing the programme will be Schumann's Andante & Variations for Two Pianos, Saint-Saen's Variations on a Theme of Beethoven, two small works by Poulenc and the performance of a new work by our young pianist/composer Stanley Butcher - Paraphrase on Offenbach's 'Robinson Crusoe'.

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01263 579196

Young Musicians Concert

Sunday 25th February 2024 3pm

Showcasing the finest young musicians from Norfolk, this concert has become a highlight of the CME calendar. It usually features 4-6 young musicians between the ages of 12-18yrs playing a mixture of composers and instruments. Organised by the effervescent Ro Curtis, this concert has established itself as an important concert opportunity for many up and coming musicians, many of whom have gone on to careers as professional musicians.

Generously supported by Cromer Music Evenings


Organised by Ro Curtis for CME

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01263 579196

Goldmark Horn Trio
Freya Goldmark - Violin
Fabian van de Geest - French Horn
Joseph Havlat - Piano

Sunday 24th March 2024 3pm

Brahms, Ligeti and more

We are delighted to welcome the remarkable Goldmark Trio for a concert of chamber music featuring the exquisite combination of Horn, Violin & Piano.

Featuring Brahm' heart-rending Trio Op.40 composed after the death of his mother, and the ground-breaking Horn Trio by George Ligeti, this trio of young players are making waves in the world of chamber music. Freya plays with The Ligeti Quartet, Fabian features regularly in international festivals and with the LSO and ASMF and Joseph appears all voer the world as a soloist and chamber musician.

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01263 579196

Flutes & Frets Duo
Beth Stone - Historical Flutes/Flute
Daniel Murphy - Lute, Theorbo & Guitar

Sunday 7th April 2024 3pm

We are delighted to welcome back Flutes & Frets to the Belfry Centre for a recital that is sponsored by the Philip & Dorothy Green Young Artists Scheme run by Making Music. Danny (from Overstrand) and Beth have had a wonderful year, winning competitions all over Europe and appearing in prestigious festivals and concerts. Playing a mixture of instruments this will also be the final concert of our Early Music Festival 2024.

Generously supported by Making Music's Philip & Dorothy Green Young Artist Scheme

To Book Tickets Ring:

01263 579196

Musicians Company Artist 
(To be confirmed - more details to follow)

Sunday 28th April 2024 3pm

The Musicians Company operate a wonderful bursary scheme for Young Musicians who have recently graduated from Music College. 

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01263 579196

Ignas Maknickas - Piano

Sunday 26th May 2024 3pm

Chopin - Remesa - Debussy - Schubert

In July 2021, Ignas Maknickas received 'The Queen's Award for Excellence' as the highest-scoring graduate of the Royal Academy of Music. In June 2023, he became the winner of Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) Competition. He has also taken first prize at the XIX Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Young in Szafarnia, First Prize at the XX Piano Competition 'Young Virtuoso' in Zagreb.

2023-24 highlights will include playing Mozart Concerto No. 21 with the London Mozart Players, Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra in Indiana and a solo recital at the Wigmore Hall. We are very excited to welcome him to Overstrand as our Countess of Munster Prize Winner. His programme will include Chopin Nocturnes, Remesa 'Stigmatas', Debussy Estampes, Chopin Ballade No. 4 in F minor and Schubert Piano Sonata in B flat, D. 960.

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01263 579196

Students from The Purcell School of

Sunday 23rd June 2024 3pm

In June every year, students from the Purcell School of Music undertake a small tour of North Norfolk, visiting local primary schools, giving a series of concerts. We are delighted that in 2024 they are able to join us at the Belfry Centre for a concert of various pieces performed as Solos and Ensembles.

The Purcell School is Britain's oldest music school. Situated on the outskirts of London the co-educational boarding and day school is home to around 180 musically talented young people, all of whom are passionate about fulfilling their talent.

The aim is to provide these young musicians, of remarkable ability and promise from all backgrounds, with the best possible teaching and environment in which to fulfil their potential.

Huge thanks to Alison Cox from The Purcell School for organising this for us.

To Book Tickets Ring:

01263 579196

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New Piano Fund

The Bechstein Grand Piano which we use for our recitals dates from around 1901 and has been completely refurbished 3 times. Whilst currently still sounding great, unfortunately we have been advised that it is beginning to near the end of its life as a top class recital instrument.

Cromer Music Evenings has opened a fund to raise money for a new piano and hopes to raise in the region of £50,000-£100,000 through fundraising activities, donations & bequests.

For details of how to make a donation please contact our treasurer Gordon Partridge:

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