New book on history of King’s Lynn Male Voice Choir

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Members of the King’s Lynn Male Voice Choir are celebrating this year’s 60th anniversary in style. And on Saturday, the choir’s sole remaining founder member, Brian Chase, takes centre stage with the launch of his short history of the group.

Brian is the current president and his book about the choir’s first 50 years, from 1957 to 2007, will be launched at True’s Yard Museum in Lynn at 11am.

Ian Swinburn, the KLMVC vice chairman and publicity officer, said: “After the book launch we have a number of concerts in the pipeline culminating in a major massed choir concert at St. Nicholas’ Chapel on Saturday, June 3.

“The choir has been a presence in the town and beyond for 60 years supporting many charitable causes, but now, as the average age rises, there is an urgent need for new members.

“We hope to raise the profile of the choir this anniversary year with a view to increasing our number of choir members, patrons and friends.”

‘The King’s Lynn Male Voice Choir’ by Brian Chase is a True’s Yard publication and copies of the book will be on sale there priced £5. It contains details of past events and photographs of the choir through the decades.

Leading up to the massed choir in June, KLMVC will be giving concerts at Gayton church on April 22 and Grimston church on May 6.

For further details of these and other concerts visit the choir’s website www. klmvc.org.uk

Under the baton of the choir’s new musical director, Michael Hankinson – fresh from the recent West Norfolk Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s successful production of the Mikado – the choir will be performing varied and exciting new additions to their repertoire.