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Stirring music at Fakenham choral show

PUBLISHED: 14:27 04 March 2009 | UPDATED: 10:41 07 July 2010

Some of the most stirring music beloved of English audiences will be at the heart of Fakenham Choral Society's Spring concert on Saturday, March 14.

A Celebration of English Music will range from the oldest example of part music in existence, 'Sumer is icumen in', dating from 1226, to John Tavener's 'Song for Athene' composed in 1993 and sung at Princess Diana's funeral.

Some of the most stirring music beloved of English audiences will be at the heart of Fakenham Choral Society's Spring concert on Saturday, March 14.

A Celebration of English Music will range from the oldest example of part music in existence, 'Sumer is icumen in', dating from 1226, to John Tavener's 'Song for Athene' composed in 1993 and sung at Princess Diana's funeral.

The choir will perform much-loved pieces such as Handel's Coronation Anthem Zadok the Priest, Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music and Five Mystical Songs, Sullivan's The Long Day Closes, Purcell's Dido's Lament, Parry's I Was Glad and the patriotic hymn Jerusalem.

The soloists are soprano Meg Starling, alto Harriet Bennett, tenor Adam Turner and baritone David McKee. The choir will be accompanied by John Jordan, organ, and Kathleen Wyatt, piano, with special guest violinist Rona Shanahan. The musical director is Janet Kelsey.

The concert is at 7.30pm on Saturday, March 14, at Fakenham Parish Church. Tickets, £10 with under 18s free, are available on the door or from 01328 830639.


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