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Review: King's Lynn Festival Chorus, St Nicholas Chapel, Lynn

The King’s Lynn Festival Chorus, under musical director Tom Appleton, always present varied and high-quality concerts and their offering on Saturday, consisting of Brahms’ delicious and delightful Liebesliederwalzer,op.52 and Rossini’s highly original Petite Messe Solennelle, was no exception.

During the programme the chorus was joined by a fine line-up of soloists: Soprano, Angela Brun, Alto, Freya Jacklin , Tenor, Ben Thapa and Bass, Jolyon Loy and on the grand pianos: Ben Horden and Nick Tudor. In the Rossini Messe Solennelle, The harmonium was played by Matthew Searles.

During the concert’s first half, Brahms’ charming Liebeslieder Waltzes, ( a collection of love songs in Ländler, folk dance style), were beautifully rendered by vocalists and pianists, with the song’s changes of mood and tone subtlety captured.

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