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Bishop of Lynn to star at Guildhall Trust concert

Shakespeare’s Guildhall Trust (SGT) will present a magical evening in Lynn with lots of guest artistes on Saturday, December 7.

Supporters are urged to arrive early at the Guildhall for hand bell ringing in Crofters Theatre Bar and soak up the festive atmosphere in what is sure to be a great end to the second week of Christmas festivities.

Purchase a warm mince pie and a comforting glass of mulled wine, to get you in the mood for the evening.

Guildhall Singers. Photographer: Mike Walker (22760918)
Guildhall Singers. Photographer: Mike Walker (22760918)

Compere is trustee Tim FitzHigham, with his usual flair and SGT’s very special guest will be the Rt. Rev’d Jonathan Meyrick, The Bishop of Lynn.

He will be performing his own Christmas song, co-written with Jamie Thurston. SGT have a young and talented pianist Alex Tsvetkov, from Cambridgeshire as their accompanist.

AmandaArterton (trustee) has also hand-picked two of the best female vocalists, both steeped in musical theatre: Ellie Buckingham who played a brilliant Nancy for the KL Players’ Oliver! at the Corn Exchange; and Sara-Jane Brennock who studied at Italia Conti, who recently gave incredible performances of Tracy Turnblad in two productions in Hairspray at Lynn Guildhall for the KLODS and The Angles Theatre in Wisbech.

Sara-Jane even directed the show too in Lynn. They both have chosen Christmas songs you will love. Young Alfie Waite takes after his mum, Sara-Jane, and will be starting the show in traditional style. He played Oliver In May this year at the Corn Exchange.

There will be two choirs appearing: first up will be Springwood High’s Cantabene Choir, fresh from appearing at the Albert Hall for Music for Youth Proms on November 13, conducted by Samantha Ashby. The aptly named Guildhall Singers will be making their first appearance at the Guildhall, with three beautiful pieces, acapella.

The evening will be interwoven with carols for all, and Ellie, Sara-Jane, Tim and Amanda will be reading charming Christmas tales and texts. Carol words will be printed for the audience. Tickets cost £5/£10 are selling fast – call the Corn Exchange on 01553 764864.

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