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King's Lynn Music Society

Registered charity 1087580

King's Lynn Music Society and COVID- 19

Dear member(s),

At this time of the year I should be writing inviting you to subscribe to the KLMS 2020/2021 season. Very sadly the virus has put paid to that. It is with great regret that your Committee have decided not to attempt to run any KLMS events for the rest of the 2020.

We are now looking towards 2021 and hope that, by the spring, KLMS will be up and running again.

For updates on the situation please go to the KLMS website or contact any Committee member.

In the meantime may I, on behalf of the Committee, thank you for your continued support and send you our very best wishes.

Yours sincerely,
James Fisher
(Membership Sec.)


King's Lynn Music Society

Virtual Music Links

While at present we are denied the pleasure of meeting together and enjoying music, there are some links to virtual performances below.



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 and coffee is available from 7.00pm.

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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.

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:  kingslynnmusicsociety@gmail.com

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The Assembly Room at King's Lynn Town Hall



Next Event

Town Hall, King’s Lynn PE30 5DQ

At present due to Covid-19 no events are scheduled.




Live Programme Cancelled Until Further Notice

September 2020 to May 2021

16/09/20     Michael Christian Durrant classical guitarist and violinist Inês Delgado present ‘Music from Spain and South America’. Having met during their studies at the Royal College of Music, these two distinctive musicians bring together their musical personalities to create a magical blend of shimmering melodies, exciting rhythms and beautiful harmonies.

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Inês Delgado


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Music played by Michael Christian Durrant

Including:

14/10/20     Xenia Horne harpist with a varied programme of music reflecting the versatility of the concert harp.

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Xenia Horne


18/11/20     “The King of Instruments” an illustrated talk about the organ by local organ expert and organist Peter Godden.

20/01/21     “One for the Road” Join Chanter's Jigge on a stroll through 500 years of street music.

17/02/21     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.

17/03/21     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.

21/04/21     Cambridge University Students. We are grateful to the Society‘s Vice President, composer and pianist Tim Watts, for his assistance with this event and further details will be announced at a later date.

19/05/21     Donald Bousted Ukulele Recital. Donald has had a varied career in music which has taken him to many parts of the world. More recently, he moved permanently to Norfolk where he freelances as a composer, performer and teacher.

Previously:     The Scott Brothers Keyboard Duo.

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


Links/Contact

King's Lynn Music Society  Email:  kingslynnmusicsociety@gmail.com

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. kingslynnfestival.org.uk)

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

Norfolk Symphony Orchestra - plays regularly at the Corn Exchange, King`s Lynn. (www.nso-uk.co.uk)

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 29May2020