The Old Granary itself is part of the great Raveningham Estate which has been the ancestral home of Sir Nicholas Bacon’s family for hundreds of years. The historic building was constructed in the 1790s and retains many original features of its agricultural past.
The Old Granary sets the backdrop in achieving the best artistic performance. It has been converted to provide a large open space which doubles as a recital hall and recording facility. With a stage at one end, large enough to accommodate two grand pianos, chamber orchestra or choir, complete with wonderfully responsive acoustics, described by visitors as a ‘mini Snape Maltings’. There is seating for an audience of 120.
The Old Granary Studio was opened in June 2000 for the recording of classical music. A successful concert series was launched a year later and continues to flourish with ten varied events this year.
The Concert Hall
The Old Granary has been converted to provide a large open space, which doubles as a recital hall, recording facility and function venue. The space provides an intimate live performance experience for both the artist and audience alike. The hall is complimented with wonderfully responsive acoustics whether listening to a pianist, wind player, string player, singer or even a chamber orchestra.
The Studio Facilities
With a variety of musicians in mind, the Old Granary has been designed to provide a versatile opportunity for almost any recording situation. For example accommodating a large 40 piece chamber orchestra to the solo acoustic guitar. Rock bands to jazz ensembles are all possible.
As a fundamental requirement for most recording situations there has to be a top quality piano. At the Old Granary Studio you will find two highly sought after and contrasting Hamburg Steinway Model D concert grand pianos. Our ability to maintain such instruments to the highest concert standard simplifies any piano recording projects, and provides a cost effective solution where pianos have to be hired in all the time.
More information is provided on our recording page
The Function Venue
The venue is also available for select functions hire which includes wedding receptions, conferences and corporate hospitality.
More information is provided on our function page