City of London Sinfonia, King's Lynn
ALISON CROOSE There were plenty of reasons to be among the audience at King's Lynn Corn Exchange for this annual treat, apart from the welcome opportunity to escape the pre-Christmas rush.
There were plenty of reasons to be among the audience at King's Lynn Corn Exchange for this annual treat, apart from the welcome opportunity to escape the pre-Christmas rush.
An eclectic programme of words and music refreshed the senses and was a timely reminder of the true Christmas message.
The entertainment provided by the City of London Sinfonia residency at Lynn has earned such a reputation it was no wonder a large audience witnessed the orchestra teaming up again with the Joyful Company of Singers.
The icing on the cake was the appearance of Gabriel Woolf, who demonstrated the great range of his skills with readings of TS Eliot's The Journey of the Magi, an excerpt from the Dickens' classic, A Christmas Carol, the hilarious version of Twelve Days of Christmas by John Julius Norwich and the Stanley Holloway favourite, Old Sam's Christmas Pudding.
Conductor Peter Broadbent introduced the programme in which the leading chamber choir sang delightful arrangements including John Rutter's Shepherd's Pipe Carol and a traditional version of Twelve Days of Christmas.
- 1 Norfolk village named among poshest places to live in the UK
- 2 Couple explores Norfolk homes in Escape to the Country
- 3 What is this mystery tower that has sprung up in Norwich?
- 4 'Fantastic, loving, cheeky' 19-year-old killed in motorbike crash
- 5 Drunk student crashed into hotel wall after drinking tequilas
- 6 Pub landlord threatened to kill man he chased through streets with axe
- 7 'Ghetto' fears raised over scheme for 725 new homes
- 8 Seven Sprowston neighbours scoop £30,000 lottery win
- 9 MAPPED: Where thousands of homes could be built in north Norfolk
- 10 Asteroid bigger than any building on Earth to be visible in Norfolk skies
The audience also enjoyed singing favourite carols accompanied by a first-class orchestra, which excelled itself playing Prokofiev's Troika and Leroy Anderson's Sleigh Ride.