Autre temps, autre moeurs. This proverb could not ring truer as we welcome you to the 52nd Norfolk Chamber Consort season. Barely a year ago, we opened the 51st season to a record crowd at Christ & St. Luke’s and shook your hands at a packed post-performance reception. Now, this is considered a health hazard, as is any other live performance or large social gathering.
But, thankfully, in response to other times there are other customs. Thanks to our intrepid, tenacious and industrious Board of Directors, the Norfolk Chamber Consort has been able to adjust, transform, evolve and offer a virtual season: Celebrating the Twenties. YouTube will serve as the platform.
The season opens on October 12 with “Virtually Baroque,” consisting primarily of works by J.S. Bach, Handel, Scarlatti and Telemann from the 1720s. Despite a pandemic, we celebrate the 2020s on December 14 with a Christmas program, the first in our history. The season continues on February 15 exploring the music of the 1820s and concludes on May 3 with an intriguing program entitled “Paris in the 1920s,” blending classical and jazz standards.
As always, we are grateful for your staunch support, understanding and sheer love of music. It is together with you that we look forward to navigating these uncharted waters.
Norfolk Chamber Consort