Visit to Thornham by Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall will boost Salthouse Church

Salthouse Church is set to be the big winner when Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are the special guests at a charity concert in Norfolk later this month.

The medieval place of worship, which towers over the coastal village, will get the proceeds from three concerts staged at All Saints' Church, Thornham, including one that will be attended by the Prince and the Duchess.

The Prince is the patron of Music in Country Churches, a charitable trust which arranges musical events in rural places of worship up and down the country.

Proceeds from the concerts are donated towards the churches' upkeep, so helping to maintain buildings of exceptional beauty and interest.

Since the charity was first set up with active support from the Prince in 1989, it has made donations totalling �427,000.


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The three concerts are on Tuesday, July 26 and Wednesday, July 27. The audience for Tuesday evening's performance (7.30pm) will include the Prince and Duchess, who will be touring exhibits at the nearby Sandringham Flower Show the following day.

The English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Kazuki Yamada, will perform works by Beethoven, Prokofiev and Mozart.

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On the Wednesday morning (11am) one of the world's leading violinists, Sergey Krylov, will play works by Bach, Ysaye and Paganini.

In the evening (7.30pm) the internationally renowned Endellion String Quartet, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2009, will perform works by Haydn, Beethoven and Mendelssohn.

Tickets range from �8 to �40 for the July 26 performance. They are all priced �8 for the morning performance on July 27, and �5 to �25 for that day's evening concert.

To book, call the box office at Prelude Records, in St Giles Street, Norwich, on 01603 628319.

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