Choral concert and conference in King'sLynn

Richard ParrThe National Association of Choirs (NAC) is staging its annual meeting and conference in King's Lynn for the first time. The annual meeting will be held from March 27 to 29.Richard Parr

The National Association of Choirs (NAC) is staging its annual meeting and conference in King's Lynn for the first time. The annual meeting will be held from March 27 to 29.

In celebration of the Association's visit to West Norfolk, King's Lynn Male Voice Choir is presenting a concert at the town's Corn Exchange on March 28 at 7pm.

The performance will feature Male Voice Choirs from Lynn and Alysham, a mixed choir from Peterborough, youth choirs from Norwich and Peterborough and a ladies choir from Ipswich. The concert, which will include a selection of musical items, is to be attended by King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough mayor David Johnson and mayoress Sheila Johnson.

The participating choirs will perform items individually, in partnership, and 'en masse' with a wide range with a wide range of music items - from choral favourites to modern pieces.

The NAC was formed in 1920 and has 500 member choirs spread across the UK. It is a registered charity with the aim of promoting an appreciation of music in general and choral singing in particular.

The association operates through division into 25 Groups across the UK each of which meet independently and organise a programme of workshops, concerts, courses and encourages inter-choir links and social events.

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Lynn Male Voice Choir founder member and chairman Brian Chase said it was an honour for the Lynn group to be hosting the AGM and conference and he and his fellow members were looking forward to welcoming the visiting delegates and choirs.

'We have been established for more than 50 years but this will the first time that the NAC has staged its annual meeting and conference in Lynn. We hope to put on what promises to be a memorable concert for both our regular supporters and visitors,' said Mr Chase.

Tickets are available at �12.50; box office on 01553 674864.