Posted Jan 29 2020

Coffee concert launches 2020 season

Our 2020 programme will start very soon with a wonderful coffee concert, which always prove to be popular.  Take a closer look at what is coming up and book your tickets soon.

The first King’s Lynn Festival event for this year features a pianist of ‘extraordinary skill’ who has impressed audiences around the wold.

Churen Li has performed at venues from the USA to Indonesia, Denmark to Italy and she will be in King’s Lynn’s historic Town Hall on Friday, February 28, for one of the Festival’s popular coffee concerts.

Churen has won top prizes at a number of international and national competitions, including winning the Cambridge University Music Society Concerto Competition. She has also performed as a soloist, including with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and the Klassiche Budapest Philharmonic.

She attained her Bachelor’s Degree from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (National University of Singapore) where she graduated at just 19, the youngest of her cohort. Churen went on to complete a Master’s Degree at Yale School of Music and has completed a Master of Philosophy at Cambridge University.

Her programme for the King’s Lynn recital includes Mozart, Ravel and Liszt and the 11am concert at Lynn Town Hall will be preceded by coffee, served from 10.30am. Tickets cost £13 or £7 for the under-18s.

King’s Lynn Festival heads towards its 70th annual summer event with a programme of films, music and talks throughout the spring. Polar explorer Felicity Aston MBE will be speaking at St George’s Guildhall on Friday, March 13 about her trip to ski across the Arctic Ocean with ten novices.

Her adventure is presented by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in association with King’s Lynn Festival.

The story of legendary dancer Rudolf Nureyev is told in the film White Crow, which will also be shown on Friday, March 13 at St George’s Guildhall, in association with King’s Lynn Community Cinema Club.

Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado will take to the screen on Friday, March 27 at St George’s Guildhall when the English National Opera’s production will be presented on film at 1pm.

This will be followed at 7.30pm by a beautifully powerful silent film Piccadilly (1929) starring Anna Wong, which will be accompanied by live music from The Lucky Dog Picturehouse.

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