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.
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: email@example.com
Born in Brazil Estevão Devides began studying the guitar at the age of nine and completed his studies at the Conservatory of Tatuí, gratuating with a music degree. In Brazil he has performed in schools, theatres and museums with sponsorship from companies and the Government's Department of Culture. This financed his first recording of a CD in 2014, which provided 25,000 free copies for distribution to students during his school performances. In 2013 the Brazilian Ministry of Culture selected Estevão to be part of a Cultural Exchange which included giving free concerts in schools in Norfolk.
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18/09/19 Charlotte Rowan violinist with pianist Charlotte Stevenson. Charlotte Rowan has gained recognition for her virtuosity and masterful command of her instrument and returns by popular request with her regular accompanist.
16/10/19 Riyad Nicolas Pianist. Syrian born International pianist and multi prize winner.
20/11/19 “Elgar by those who knew him.” Christopher Wiltshire from the Elgar Society East Anglian Branch gives an illustrated talk including a compilation of recordings by Elgar’s contemporaries.
15/01/20 Estevão Devides Classical Guitarist. Born and studied in Brazil he was selected by the Brazilian Ministry of Culture in 2013 to be part of a cultural exchange which included concerts at some King’s Lynn schools.
19/02/20 Emma Abate and Julian Perkins Four hands at the Piano Emma and Julian have given keyboard duet recitals at many prestigious UK venues including the Royal Opera House and St John’s Smith Square.
18/03/20 “Over My Shoulder” performance by Clare McAldin mezzo-soprano and pianist Paul Turner telling the stories of two very different singers – Elisabeth Schumann, international classical soprano, and Jessie Matthews, darling of the 1930s stage and screen.
22/04/20 Students from St John’s College Cambridge.
20/05/20 Jamal Aliyev cellist. 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.
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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