Concert tells Queen’s story

A singing bishop, brass band and dancers are among the highlights of a Diamond Jubilee gala concert being staged at Aylsham this weekend.

The Bishop of Lynn, the Rt Rev Jonathan Meyrick, is the narrator during the event but - as previously reported - will also join the singing.

Among the songs her will perform is a specially-penned patriotic piece called the Diamond Jubilee Waltz.

It was written by Mr Barratt, a professional singer from Happisburgh who has performed around the world, and is also a trombonist in the Aylsham Band.

The song will have its debut when the pair take to the stage in the Saturday June 9 concert in the parish church which Mr Barratt describes as a 'high class variety show' telling the Queen's story through musical and dance performances.


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Other acts include the Miller Centre Dancers, Jubilee Singers, and Charlie Caine on piano.

The gala concert is being held at Aylsham Parish Church from 7.30pm. Tickets cost �7, including refreshments, and are available from James the Barber in Aylsham market place on 01263 732445.

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