King's Lynn Music Society

King's Lynn Music Society

Registered charity 1087580

Notice of Annual General Meeting for Members — 7pm, 18th May 2022
(in the Stone Hall - prior to concert, coffee available from 6.45pm)

The King’s Lynn Music Society is promoted by the King’s Lynn Musical Society, its original name when established in 1891. It was reconstituted in 1996. We arrange an annual series of eight monthly recitals and illustrated talks from September to May (excepting December).

We meet usually on the 3rd or 4th Wednesday of the month, in the Assembly Room of the Town Hall in Saturday Market Place, King’s Lynn, PE30 5DQ, opposite King’s Lynn Minster. There are steep steps from the street to the venue but a lift is available. All meetings (except the AGM) start at 7. 30pm, coffee is available from 7.00pm in the Stone Hall.

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Lynn Town Hall

Annual membership is £50. Visitors are welcome to attend a single meeting and will be invited to make a donation (£10 is suggested) at the door. Those under 18 and in full time education and members of other societies affiliated to the Federation of Recorded Music Societies are welcome to attend without charge. Music teachers are also encouraged to bring their pupils without charge.

Further details may be obtained from the Secretary, by Email:

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The Assembly Room at King's Lynn Town Hall

Next Event

7.30pm Wednesday 18th May 2022

Town Hall, King’s Lynn PE30 5DQ

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Estevão Devides classical guitar


  1. Canarios- Gaspar Sanzs ( 1640-1710)
  2. Song for Anna- André Popp (1924-2014)
  3. Capricho Árabe — Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909)
  4. Recuerdos de Allambra — Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909)
  5. Sonatina- Francisco Moreno Torroba (1891-1982)
  6. Prelude No.1 — Heitor Villa Lobos (1887-1959)
  7. Samba do Avião- Antônio Carlos Jobim (1927-1994)
  8. Sons de Carrilhões- João Pernambuco (1883-1947)


  1. Astúrias- Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909)
  2. Canon in D- J. Pachelbel (1653-1706)
  3. Fields of Gold- Sting (b.1951- )
  4. Cavatina- Stanley Myers (1930-1993)
  5. Stairway to Heaven- Led Zeppelin (recorded 1970s)
  6. Imagine/ Let it Be — Beatles (from 1960)
  7. Perfect- Ed Sheeran (1991- )
  8. Tico-tico no Fubá- Zequinha de Abreu (1880-1935)

Estevao Devides began studying the guitar at the age of nine and at the Conservatory of Tatuí in Brazil and graduated with a Music Degree. In Brazil he has performed in schools, theatres and museums sponsored by companies in partnership with the Government of Culture. This financed his first recording of a CD in 2014 with 25,000 free copies that were distributed to students during his school performances. In 2013, the Brazilian Ministry of Culture selected Estevao to be part of a Cultural Exchange which included free concerts in four Schools in Norfolk.

Estevao‘s repertoire includes songs from Isaac Albeniz, Francisco Tárrega, Heitor Villa Lobos, Tom Jobim, Sting, Stanley Myers, Led Zeppelin, Beatles among others.

The Present Season

15/09/21     Neil Hilgrove Colledge pianist will start our season with a recital including works by Scarlatti Chopin and Einaudi.

20/10/21     Xenia Horne harpist with a varied programme of music reflecting the versatility of the concert harp.

17/11/21     ‘One for the Road’ Join Chanter’s Jigge on a stroll through 500 years of street music.

19/01/22     Klio Blonz and Rebecca Hepplewhite present ‘Evocations for Flute and Cello; Past to Present.’ Works by the Baroque masters such as Handel, Beethoven and Bach will transport and enchant the audience, while newer compositions by Hepplewhite and Villa-Lobos will allow a glimpse into the rich and unique harmonies of the 20th & 21st centuries.

16/02/22     Jamal Aliyev cellist accompanied by Maksim Štšura piano. Born in Azerbaijan, Jamal studied at Yehudi Menuhin School and Royal College of Music making his BBC Proms  debut in 2017.  This event is supported by Countess of Munster Musical Trust.

16/03/22     Katherine Bryer oboist with pianist Irena Radić. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Music in 2017, Katherine continued her postgraduate studies on the Academy‘s Master of Arts course. This event is supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.

27/04/22     Cambridge University Students. Emily Trubshaw violin and Ellis Thomas piano. We are grateful to the Society’s Vice President, composer and pianist Tim Watts, for his assistance with this event.

18/05/22     Estevão Devides classical guitarist. A welcome return visit, featuring a selection of classical and popular favourites.

Future Event

21st September, 2022

Talk on Vaughan Williams by John Treadway

All meetings at King‘s Lynn Town Hall, Saturday Market Place, PE30 5DQ
at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm)
Annual Membership fee of £50 includes all events in the season
(reduced fee of £30 for 2020 Members)
Visitors welcome — donation of £10 per event suggested
Free to full time students, under 18s and those with FRMS affiliation


King's Lynn Music Society  Email:

Links to other local music events include:

King`s Lynn Festival - offers talks, ballet, opera, orchestral concerts, jazz, folk, classical recitals and children's entertainment. The main festival takes place each year in July. In addition there are occasional concerts during the rest of the year. (www.

King`s Lynn Festival Chorus - gives three/four concerts a year locally and also performs elsewhere in East Anglia and abroad. (

Norfolk Symphony Orchestra - plays regularly at the Corn Exchange, King`s Lynn. (

Other useful links:

FRMS (Federation of Recorded Music Societies)

Arts Society King’s Lynn

King’s Lynn Society of Arts and Sciences

West Norfolk Music Centre

Wisbech Music Society

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Updated 27April2022