COVID-19 UPDATE – Cancelled Concerts

Due to the current national lockdown we have taken the decision to cancel the remaining lunchtime concerts for 2020. This affects the Daniel Pioro concert on Nov 12th and the Northern Chords Piano Trio on December 3rd. All tickets purchased specifically for these events have been refunded.

We hope to be able to return in January with an initial 3-month programme of concerts. This is of course dependant on any government restrictions that may be in place at that time.

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2019 Season Tickets on sale now!

Season tickets for our 2019 lunchtime series are available to purchase now for £120

For cheque payments, please click to download a booking form – AHC 2019 Booking Form A4

For online bookings please visit


Thursday Jan 10 – Moriarty Wind Quintet

Thursday Feb 21 – Eusebius Quartet

Thursday Mar 28 – Burton (sax) / Zerafa (piano) – BBC Young Musician

Thursday Apr 25 – Piatti Quartet (string quartet)

Thursday Jun 13 – Ben Baker (violin)

Thursday Jul 25 – Pelleas Ensemble (harp/viola/flute)

Thursday Sep 12th – Lisa Cassidy (Soprano) & Somi Kim (piano)

Thursday Oct 3 – Fitzwilliam Quartet

Thursday Oct 31 – Anna Federova (piano)

Thursday Nov 14 – Calver (cello) & (piano) – BBC Young Musician

Thursday Dec 12 – Lauren Zhang (piano) – BBC Young Musician

All concerts start at 1:00 pm and are held in the music room of The Assembly House in Norwich

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Tom Poster – Piano – Thursday October 25th

Don’t miss Pianist – Tom Poster this month at The Assembly House in Norwich!

Tom Poster is a musician whose skills and passions extend well beyond the conventional role of the concert pianist. In demand internationally as soloist and chamber musician across an unusually extensive repertoire, he has been described as:

a marvel, [who] can play anything in any style” (The Herald),
mercurially brilliant” (The Strad),
His sound is warm and beguiling… velvet-tipped sonority” Gramophoneand as having “a beautiful tone that you can sink into like a pile of cushions” (BBC Music).

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Feb 15th – Alauda String Quartet

Assembly House Classical is pleased to present the next event in the series of lunchtime classical recitals from The Alauda Quartet. Thursday February 15th, 1pm in the music room of The Assembly House in Norwich. Tickets are £12 each and can be purchased online here. Cash or cheque payments are also welcome. Please call 07786940878 or email for more information on that.

Programme info:

Beethoven; Quartet in F major Op 18/1

Brahms; Quartet No 1 in C minor Op 51

The Alauda Quartet is one of the leading young European string quartets formed at the Royal Academy of Music in London in 2011. An internationally diverse ensemble, the quartet shares a unifying passion for chamber music and a strong desire to explore the repertoire of the string quartet.

Selected as Park Lane Group artists in 2015 they gave their debut recitals at the Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall and St. Martin-in-the-fields in London. They were also selected Concert Artists with Making Music for 2016-17.

The quartet enjoys a busy performing schedule and has performed extensively across the UK at venues and festivals including Barbican Hall, Conway Hall, St Margarets Westminster, Kings Place, Kings Lynn Festival, Friends of Beaminster Festival, Bury St Edmunds Concert Club, Winchester College Concert Series, City Music Society, Avon Valley Concerts, Stockbridge Music Festival, Lincoln International Concert Series and Bradford Cathedral Chamber Series among others.

As well as their concerts in the UK the Alauda Quartet have enjoyed performing in various music festivals across Europe and Asia holding regular tours in Spain, Italy, Serbia and Germany. They gave their debut recital at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing in 2014.

The Alauda Quartet recorded at the Radio Nacional de España as part of the Young Artist Platform Series and have also been broadcast on Radio Vaticana in Rome.

From 2016 the Alauda quartet, under the guidance of Simone Gramaglia from the Quartetto Di Cremona, joined the Italian “Le dimore del quartetto” project, created by the Associazione Piero Farulli.

During their time at the Royal Academy they studied with Jon Thorn and had masterclasses with eminent quartets including Belcea Quartet, Artemis, Endellions and Emerson. They also received their Masters in Chamber Music from the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover where they studied with Oliver Wille of the Kuss Quartet.

The Alauda quartet was selected to perform at IMS Prussia Cove in 2013 and since 2014 has been taking part on the ProQuartet – CEMC programme in France. At ProQuartet they studied with Günter Pichler with whom they also studied at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, July 2014. They have also had the great honour of performing for the late Sir Colin Davis.

They have recently recorded the complete string quartets of the Italian composer Roffredo Caetani, which have been released on Brilliant Classics in November 2016. The CD is a World premier recording supported by the Caetani foundation in Italy and will be promoted during the 2017 season.

The Alauda Quartet is also involved in several educational projects across the UK. Appointed Young Professional String Quartet in residence at Pro Corda in 2013 and giving workshops at public schools through the Westminster Music Service.

Cristina Prats-Costa plays a Jean Baptiste Vuillaume, kindly on loan from MERITO String Instruments Trust GmbH.