The Marble Hall at Holkham

Marble Hall Concerts

Enjoy chamber music and opera at its finest in the perfect setting of the Marble Hall at Holkham. Why not complete your concert evening and stay at The Victoria Inn, situated five minutes from Holkham Hall. Click here to take advantage of our special concert rates at The Victoria Inn.

Holkham’s Chamber Music Concerts are sponsored by Mills & Reeve. Renowned for a unique collaborative way of working and outstanding client service, Mills & Reeve is one of the top performing law firms in the UK.

Booking Your Tickets

Please contact Holkham Ticket Office, Holkham Estate, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1AB. Telephone: 01328 713111. Click here to book online for selected events. Email enquiries: ticketoffice@holkham.co.uk

If you require your tickets to be posted, we will use Royal Mail 2nd class post. Tickets cannot be posted within seven days of the concert. Tickets purchased within seven days of the concert can be collected from Holkham Ticket Office during normal opening hours or on the door.

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Podcasts
A musically illustrated talk by Simon Rowland-Jones with the Elias String Quartet recorded on 3rd October 2013.
Britten String Quartet No.3.

A musically illustrated talk by Simon Rowland-Jones with the Doric String Quartet recorded on 15th November 2015.
Bartók String Quartet No.4 and Rowland-Jones String Quartet No.5 "The Beheading of St John the Baptist".

Diva Opera - La bohème

Friday 28th July, 7pm

Written by Puccini and set in 1830s Paris, La bohème is one of opera’s most popular and unforgettable stories. When young poet Rodolfo meets seamstress Mimi, it’s love at first sight. But faced by the cruel realities of poverty and ill health, will the flame that burns between them flicker and die? Or will the timeless strength of their youthful passion withstand every trial and tribulation that life can throw at them?

Tickets: £80, includes a champagne reception on arrival. This event is black tie with an interval of one hour for picnics. If weather is inclement, alternative arrangements will be made.
To register interest, please contact Shirley Browell, Events Manager, on 01328 713104 or email s.browell@holkham.co.uk

Diva Opera - La Cenerentola

Saturday 29th July, 7pm

As Cinderella serves her cruel stepfather and ugly stepsisters, she dreams of escaping her life of drudgery. Although mistreated by her family, she is gentle and kind and her goodness warms the hearts of all she meets, including a handsome prince who is in search of a bride.
Rossini’s comic opera overflows with joyous music as it retells the famous fairy tale. This delightful romantic comedy appeals to audiences of all ages and proves that dreams really do come true.

Tickets: £80, includes a champagne reception on arrival. This event is black tie with an interval of one hour for picnics. If weather is inclement, alternative arrangements will be made.
To register interest, please contact Shirley Browell, Events Manager, on 01328 713104 or email s.browell@holkham.co.uk

Carducci Quartet, Simon Rowland-Jones - Viola

Friday 15th September – 7pm

Haydn: String Quartet in B flat Op.76 No.4 ‘Sunrise’
Shostakovich: String Quartet in D Op.83
Dvorák: String Quintet in E flat Op.97

Described by The Strad as presenting “a masterclass in unanimity of musical purpose, in which severity could melt seamlessly into charm and drama into geniality”, the Carducci Quartet is recognised as one of today’s most successful string quartets. Performing over ninety concerts worldwide each year, the quartet also run their own recording label Carducci Classics; an annual festival in Highnam, Gloucester and, in September 2014, directed their first Carducci Festival in Castagneto Carducci: the town from which they took their name.

Winners of several international competitions, the Anglo-Irish quartet regularly appears at prestigious venues across the globe including the Wigmore Hall, London and Carnegie Hall, New York. The Carducci Quartet was recently given the Royal Philharmonic Award for chamber music and song, for their Shostakovich 15 project, in which they presented the composer’s complete catalogue of works for quartet at several different international venues, sometimes all fifteen quartets in one day, to commemorate 40 years since the composer’s death.

At the centre of their programme is the anguished but beautiful 4th quartet by Shostakovich, flanked by Haydn’s ‘Sunrise’ and Dvorák s delightful string quintet, composed immediately after the ‘American’ quartet and of a very similar joyful and song-filled character.

Tickets: £25 – Includes a glass of wine in the Saloon during the interval and an opportunity to view some of the other state rooms in the Hall. Click the button below to book online or telephone Holkham Ticket Office on 01328 713111.

Tim Horton - Piano

Saturday 21st October – 7pm

Schumann: Humoreske Op.20
Rowland-Jones: Preludes
Schubert: Sonata in B flat D.960

Tim Horton is back at Holkham after his memorable recital here in 2013. He is well known to Norfolk audiences from his many performances at the North Norfolk Music Festival, both as a solo recitalist and as one of the foremost chamber music pianists in this country. Tim is the pianist of Ensemble 360, formed in 2005 to take over the residency at the Crucible, Sheffield from the Lindsay Quartet. He also has a duo partnership with cellist Adrian Brendel with whom he has given tours of Spain, Germany, Italy and the UK, including appearances at Wigmore Hall.

Tim has collaborated with leading chamber musicians Paul Lewis, Peter Cropper, the Elias Quartet, the Vertavo String Quartet and members of the Kungsbacka Piano Trio. He also performs regularly as guest pianist with the Nash Ensemble. Tim gave his first solo recital at Wigmore Hall in July last year. His programme includes some new preludes by Simon Rowland-Jones especially composed for him and finishes with Schubert’s final masterpiece for solo piano, the deeply affecting Sonata in B flat D.960.

Tickets: £25 – Includes a glass of wine in the Saloon during the interval and an opportunity to view some of the other state rooms in the Hall. Click the button below to book online or telephone Holkham Ticket Office on 01328 713111.

Castalian String Quartet

Friday 10th November – 7pm

Haydn: String Quartet in E flat Op.76 No.6
Schumann: String Quartet in A minor Op.41 No.1
Beethoven: String Quartet in A minor Op.132

The Castalian Quartet is rapidly emerging as the exciting new voice on the international chamber music scene. Over the last three years they have won top prizes at major international competitions including first prize and three special awards at the 2015 Lyon International Competition, first prize and the audience prize at the Kammermusik Hannover Next Generation Competition in 2013 and third prize at the prestigious 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition.

Engagements this year include recitals at Wigmore Hall, concerts in Germany, France and Italy as well as appearances at the North Norfolk Music Festival and at the Aldeburgh Festival. Their programme comprises three of the greatest string quartets in the repertoire, finishing with Beethoven’s late Op.132 and its luminous Song of Thanksgiving of a Convalescent to God.

Tickets: £25 – Includes a glass of wine in the Saloon during the interval and an opportunity to view some of the other state rooms in the Hall. Click the button below to book online or telephone Holkham Ticket Office on 01328 713111.

Diva Opera Christmas Show

Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd December - 7pm

A sparkling evening of song, perfect to get you into the festive spirit.

For more information please click here.