Chamber choir Polymnia announce King’s Lynn concert

Polymnia Chamber Choir
Polymnia Chamber Choir
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Polymnia, a chamber choir of 21 voices, will perform in King’s Lynn for the first time on Thursday, April 9.

The concert is being held at King’s Lynn Minster, starting at 7.30pm, and tickets are now on sale.

The choir is named after the Greek muse of sacred song, and has built up an enviable reputation in central England since their foundation in 2006.

Recently, they have sung in Cambridge, Edinburgh and Croatia.

Last year they toured the Andalusian region of Spain, where they had the rare privilege of giving a concert in Granada cathedral to an audience of hundreds, and also sang in the amazing acoustic of the natural limestone caves in Nerja.

They recently performed in the chapel of King’s College Cambridge to conductor Stephen Cleobury, who described them as “a fine chamber choir”.

Polymnia are directed by John Byron, who is well known to Norfolk audiences as assistant musical director of both the King’s Lynn Festival Chorus and Coro Stellante, and regularly provides piano accompaniment for their concerts in King’s Lynn and elsewhere.

For their concert in the Minster, Polymnia are joined by cellist John Heley, formerly lead cello of the Orchestra of St John’s Smith Square, who will perform Gabriel Fauré’s Élégie, and accompany the choir in Richard Rodney Bennett’s moving and attractive piece A Farewell to Arms.

The choir also perform Allegri’s Miserere Mei, a regular Classic FM favourite, as well as works by Ola Gjeilo and Morten Lauridsen, who are among the most celebrated choral composers of today. Works by Trond Kverno and Gustav Holst complete the programme.

Concert-lovers are invited to join Polymnia in what promises to be an atmospheric and memorable musical event.

Tickets are £10 (under 18s free) and are available from the Minster Office and King’s Lynn Tourist Information Centre.

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