Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


St Nicholas' Chapel
St Ann's Street
King's Lynn
PE30 1NH


George ButterworthThe Banks of Green Willow
Cecil ColesCortège (from Behind the Lines)
Arthur BlissThings to Come Suite
Edward ElgarSospiri, Op.70
~ Interval ~
Ludwig van BeethovenSymphony no.9 in D minor 'Choral', Op.125


Claire Pendleton – Soprano
Rebecca Stockland – mezzo-soprano
Adam Sullivan – Tenor
Tom Appleton – baritone
Philip Hesketh – Conductor
Philippa Barton – Leader

King's Lynn Festival Chorus
Norfolk Symphony Orchestra

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Programme Note

Remembrance and Hope

During the past 4 years, as Centenaries have passed, we have had to endure the horrific memories of the Great War. In November this year we finally mark the Armistice - but do we celebrate an ending or mourn the terrible consequences? In the first part of our final Remembrance programme, which includes the music of two brilliant young composers killed in the trenches, we experience a journey through the emotions of the time. Beginning in the beauty of the English countryside, we move to the feeling of national pride, through excitement, terror, violence, bleak despair and, finally, desperate heartbreak. In the second part of the concert, moving towards Hope, we are joined by soloists from English National Opera and the King’s Lynn Festival Chorus in perhaps the most inspiring music ever written. Beethoven’s 9th Symphony shows us how we can, with fortitude, courage and brotherhood, win our way from darkness and despair to triumph and hope. In Beethoven’s world, if we all just pull together, the human spirit can conquer all.

Do come and share this monumental emotional journey with us.

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