Orchestra to perform in historic King’s Lynn chapel

Philip Hesketh - conductor of Norfolk Symphony Orchestra

Philip Hesketh - conductor of Norfolk Symphony Orchestra - Credit: Archant

Norfolk Symphony Orchestra will perform a summer concert on June 26 in one of King's Lynn's most historic buildings, St Nicholas' Chapel.

The new information panels and mirror boxes are opening to the pubilc on Saturday 23rd October at St

The new information panels and mirror boxes are opening to the pubilc on Saturday 23rd October at St Nicholas Chapel in King's Lynn. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Conducted by Philip Hesketh (pictured). the programme will include Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings and excerpts from the Nutcracker.

Favourites such as The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Waltz of the Flowers and Les Mirlitons are set to be performed.

The event is also the Norfolk Symphony Orchestra's annual 'Friends Concert'.

A spokesman said: 'This is the orchestra's way of thanking all those who are members of the 'Friends of the Orchestra' scheme for supporting us through the year.

'It is a more light-hearted concert with plenty of time to catch up with familiar faces, players and audience.'

Mr Hesketh played cello in the Sadler Wells Royal Ballet in his days as a professional musician. He is also currently Music Director of the London Children's Ballet.

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The acoustics of the chapel are often highlighted, and it has become a popular venue for concerts and live music events since it opened following its £2.7m refurbishment last year.

• The concert on June 26 will start at 3.30pm. Tickets £5 on the door; free for Under 18s and Friends of Norfolk Symphony Orchestra.

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