Past Concerts

 

 

 

 

2017

    REVIEWS​
  July 19th

A KING'S LYNN FESTIVAL CONCERT

The EUROPEAN UNION CHAMBER ORCHESTRA with KING'S LYNN FESTIVAL CHORUS

MOZART MASS IN C MINOR

Conductor: Tom Appleton
Soloists: 
Clare Tunney & Ilona Revolskaya (sopranos)
Hiroshi Amako (tenor)
Nicholas Mogg (baritone)

A concert reprising the Chorus' inaugural performance from 1977 in the same venue.

"The chorus sang with great passion and fire .."
 

April 8th 

 

 

 

 

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King's Lynn Festival Chorus celebrated their 40th Anniversary with a special concert of their favourite choral music.
including:

Zadok the Priest

Dies Irae

3 Opera chorus favourites

O Fortuna

A party atmosphere!
  2016      
  December 17th

HANDEL'S MESSIAH - featuring

Dame Emma Kirkby

Martha McLorinan

Peter Davoren

David Shipley with

Meridian Sinfonia

and Chris Brown

Conductor: Tom Appleton

 

 

 
  July 19th

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS IN KING'S LYNN - 60 years after he conducted a Festival concert in King's Lynn, this concert celebrated the anniversary with Vaughan Williams' 5 Mystical Songs, 3 Shakespeare Songs and the premiere of a new arrangement of his Norfolk Folk Songs.  

 

 

 

 
  May 21st MAHLER'S 8th SYMPHONY - Symphony of a Thousand - with Norfolk Syphony Orchestra and Chorus plus other guest choirs and 8 soloists

 

An amazing experience!
 

2015

    REVIEWS
 

December 12th

 

 

STAR CAROLS - with the children of St Martha's Catholic Primary School

 

 

 
  July 12th

VIVA! VIVALDI - with the European Union Chamber Orchestra

Vivaldi - Gloria

Vivaldi - Four Seasons

Bach - Lobet den Herrn

     
 

March 14th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRILLIANT LIGHTS - a Concert of Contemporary Choral Classics 

 John Hearne - The Seagull  

 James MacMillan - Christus Vincit                          

 John Rutter - A Gaelic Blessing,                                                           4 pieces from Psalmfest  

 Eric Whitacre - A Boy & a Girl,  Sleep,                                                 With a Lily in Your Hand,  Alleluia

 Morten Lauridsen - Lux Aeterna (5 parts)

 Tom Appleton -  Music Director/Conductor
 Elenor Bowers-Jolley  -  Soprano
 John Byron -  Piano

 
 

2014

   

 

 

 December 13th

CHRISTMAS WITH THE CHORUS - Bach's Christmas Oratorio

plus well-known carols and premier of Lewis Wolstanholme's Sonnet in Pale Blue

Tom Appleton        Music Director

John Byron            Piano

Adrian Richards     Organ

      
 

July 20th

BRAHMS GERMAN REQUIEM

Tom Appleton  Music Director/Conductor
Elenor Bowers-Jolley  -  Soprano
Gareth Brynmor John  -  Baritone
John Byron & Anna Le Hair  -  Piano

         
 

March 30

IN THE MOOD

Will Todd --‐ Mass in Blue
arr.Gritten --‐ Ain’t misbehavin’
                 --‐ In the mood
arr.Blackwell --‐ Blue Moon
                    --‐ Let’s do it
arr.Turner --‐ Over the rainbow

 

2013

   

REVIEWS

 

November 16

CHORAL CLASSICS in the Minster

Duruflé --‐ Requiem
Mozart – Ave Verum Corpus
Franck – Panis Angelicus
Faure – Cantique de Jean Racine
Brahms – Geistlichhes Lied
Howells – Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks
Mendelssohn – Hear my prayer
Vaughan Williams – Five Mystical Songs

 
 

July 14

THE BEST OF BRITISH

Handel – Zadok the Priest
Britten – Hymn to the Virgin
                 Hymn to St. Cecilia
                 Gloriana, Choral Dances
Haydn --‐ Trumpet Concerto
Rutter --‐ A Choral Fanfare
Harris --‐ Faire is the Heaven
Mealor --‐ Ubi Caritas
Elgar --‐ Lux Aeterna
Britten --‐ A selection by Greshams Music Course
Handel --‐ The King Shall Rejoice

 

March 17

ST JOHN PASSION: JS BACH

 

2012

     
 

December 15

CHRISTMAS CAROLS : Saint Nicolas Cantata

Britten --‐ Saint Nicolas --‐ a cantata
Once in royal David's city
Mathias --‐ A babe is born
arr. Willcocks --‐ Hush! my dear, lie still and slumber
Byron --‐ Carol
Joy to the world!
Mathias --‐ Sir Christèmas
Ding dong! merrily on high
Pierpont arr Willcocks --‐ Jingle, bells
O come, all ye faithful
arr. Rutter --‐ The twelve days of Christmas

 

October 27

Gabriel Fauré --‐ REQUIEM

Duruflé --‐ Four Motets on Gregorian Theme
Fauré --‐ Requiem
Frank Martin --‐ Mass for unaccompanied Double Choir

 
 

July 22

Festival Concert

arr. Thomas --‐ Keep you lamps Trimmed and Burning
arr. Tippett --‐ Five Negro Spirituals, A Child of Our Time
arr. Schenk --‐ Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
arr. Whalum --‐ Lily of the Valley
arr. Arch --‐ This Train
arr. Ehret --‐ This Little Light of Mine
arr. anon --‐ O Happy Day!
Gershwin --‐ Songs from Porgy and Bess

 
 

April 6

Rachmaninov: Vespers

 

2011

     
 

December 11

A Fanfare of Carols

Lauridsen --‐ O Magnum Mysterium
Hark the Herald
Woolf --‐Ding dong! merrily on high
Allain --‐ Balulalow Allain --‐ A babe is born
Woolf --‐ Hush--‐a--‐bye
Joy to the World
Once in Royal David’s city
Maxwell --‐ O little town of Bethlehem
God rest ye merry gentlemen
Allain --‐ Coventry carol
O come all ye faithful
Carter--‐ Twelve days of Christmas
Elgood/Maxwell --‐ See Christmas all around us shine
Warrell --‐ We wish you a merry Christmas

 
 

October 22

JS Bach: Mass in B Minor

 

July 17

Festival Concert

Purcell --‐ Hear my prayer, O Lord
Lotti --‐ Crucifixus
Allegri --‐ Miserere
Bach --‐ O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht
Bach --‐ Concerto in C minor
Vivaldi --‐ Gloria in D major

 
 

May 14

English Splendour

Tallis --‐ If ye love me
Byrd --‐ Sing joyfully
Vaughan Williams --‐ Mass in G minor
Stanford --‐ Beati quorum via
Walton --‐ Set me a seal upon thine heart
Guest = For the fallen
Pearsall --‐ Lay a garland
Mendlessohn --‐ Hear my prayer
Vaughan Williams --‐ Three Shakespeare songs
Lennon/McCartney --‐
               Norwegian Wood
               Here, there and everywhere
               Goodnight
Tallis --‐ Spem in alium

 
 

2010

     
 

December 12

A Celebration of Carols

Lauridsen --‐ O Magnum Mysterium
Britten --‐ Ceremony of Carols
Once in Royal David's city
Joy to the World
Silent Night
Hark the herald angels sing
In the bleak mid winter
Ding dong! merrily on high
Angels from the realms of glory
Away in a manger
O Come all ye faithful
Warrell --‐ We wish you a merry Christmas

 

November 14

Claudio Monteverdi -­â€ Vespers of 1610

 

July 19

Festival concert

Mozart --‐ Ave Verum Corpus
Evans --‐ To music
Vaughan Williams --‐ Serenade to music
Mozart --‐ Exsultate Jubilate
Handel --‐ Dixit Dominus

 
 

March 28

New Beginnings: A New Song

Schütz --‐ Cantate Domino
Copland --‐ In the Beginning
Bach --‐ Singet dem Hern
arr Swingle --‐ Pastime with Good Company Organ Fugue
Schenck --‐ Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Bartholomew --‐ Little Innocent Lamb
Hogan --‐ The Battle of Jericho
Lennon/McCartney
               Yesterday
               Blackbird/I Will
               Ticket to Ride
David --‐ You are the New Day