Bicentenary of Humphry Repton’s death celebrated at concert

Aylsham Church. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Aylsham Church. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2016

A concert in Aylsham church will celebrate the bicentenary of the death of Humphry Repton, the great landscape designer of the 18th century.

Humphry Repton's grave at Aylsham Church. Photo: Broadland District CouncilHumphry Repton's grave at Aylsham Church. Photo: Broadland District Council

Repton lived on a small country estate in Sustead nearby and is buried in Aylsham churchyard.

The music of Repton’s time will be played by Ensemble East, a new chamber orchestra, which plans to perform chamber works and smaller symphonic works throughout East Anglia in venues too small for a full symphony orchestra.

The group will be conducted by Tadeusz Kaznowski, whose cellist grandfather, Adam Kaznowski, started a Norfolk musical dynasty when he came to England to serve in the British army in the Second World War and married the daughter of the vicar of Cockley Cley.

The concert is presented by Music Matters, as part of an ongoing series in Aylsham.

It’s on Sunday, April 29 at 3.30pm. Tickets from or Barnwell newsagents in Aylsham.

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