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Review: King's Lynn Festival Chorus, Minster

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I was especially pleased to attend the King’s Lynn Festival Chorus’s latest concert at Lynn’s Minster Church, not simply because they always perform with style and enthusiasm, but because I wanted to hear works by Maurice Durufle (1902-1986), a composer I’m not too familiar with!

I was not disappointed. The chorus gave sensitive renderings of the composer’s four motets based on Gregorian Chant, OP.10, small scale pieces with calming, refined harmonies, but performed by the chorus with boldness when the score demanded it.

I’ve always been a fan of Francis Poulenc’s music, and a new biography of the composer by Roger Nichols awaits to be read by me.

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