Choice of church concerts

Philip Hesketh will conduct the NSO concert at Lynn Minster
Philip Hesketh will conduct the NSO concert at Lynn Minster
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Concerts at churches throughout the area are to the fore this weekend and in the next fortnight.

Norfolk Symphony Orchestra is holding a relaxed summer afternoon concert at King’s Lynn Minster on Sunday, June 21.

Holst Somerset Rhapsody and St Paul’s Suite for strings, Gounod Petite Symphonie for wind and Khachaturian Masquerade Suite fill the programme which is conducted by music director Phillip Hesketh.

The concert starts at 2.30pm and entry is free for members of the orchestra’s friend’s scheme. Tickets are £10 per adult and accompanied children under 16 can come in for free.

The orchestra has recently announced it’s 2015–2016 season programme which includes Dvorak’s New World Symphony, Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet Suite, Elgar’s Cello Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony. For full details of the next season you should visit www.nso-uk.co.uk.

The Aisle at St Mary’s Church in Feltwell plays host to a live music concert tomorrow (Saturday) with a performance by Four Hands in Harmony supported by Thursday Nights.

Four Hands in Harmony is comprised of Pip Jepson and Patricia Halliwell who will be performing a series of piano duets.

Sue Garland, from St Mary’s Church, explained: “We’re delighted to welcome Four Hands in Harmony once again to the Aisle. They proved popular last year and we fully expect another good turn out to see these talented musicians at work.

“The evening will also feature a world premiere of a new work for guitar and flute by Jenni Hogan and Tom Emery as well as Thursday Nights performing a variety of vocal pieces.”

The concert starts at 7.30pm and tickets at £7.50 are available from Chris Parker on 01842 827152 ( email cmparker@talktalk.com) or Sue Garland on 01842 827029 (email sueegarland@outlook.com).

Fakenham Choral Society’s summer concert will take place tomorrow (Saturday) at St Margaret’s Church, Cley-next-the-Sea, at 7.30pm.

A Summer Serenade will feature music for everyone’s musical taste with well-loved music by Vaughan Williams, Karl Jenkins, Fauré, Mozart, Cole Porter, Gershwin and others.

The choir will be joined by popular soloists Meg Starling, soprano, and Geoff Davidson, baritone, together with bright up-and-coming Norfolk Tenor, Andrew Inglis.

Accompaniment will be provided by Jim Laird, piano, Wyatt Earp, flute, and Philip Trzebiatowski, cello, who will also be performing instrumental pieces by Fauré and Bach. The performance will be directed by Janet Kelsey.

Wine and free canapés will be available during the interval; tickets are £12 (under 18s free) and are available from 01328 830639 or on the door.

An evening of jazz is on offer at St Nicholas’ Church in Dersingham tomorrow (Saturday), from 7.30pm. This will be by the Kingswingers Jazz Trio and tickets are £8 with all proceeds going to church funds. There will be a hot buffet and other refreshments available.

Laura and the Sounds Easy Jazz Trio are playing on the church lawn at All Saints’ Church in Thornham tomorrow afternoon (Saturday), from 2-5pm. Admission is £5 with children under 12 free and funds raised will be for the church restoration; a beer tent and refreshments will be available.