Posted Jul 24 2015

Fairey Band concert announcement

The Festival is set to stage the first major concert in St Nicholas' Chapel following its re-opening after major repairs and alterations. The brass band music of the world-famous Fairey Band will capitalise on the chapel’s renowned acoustic when Fanfare for St Nick’s is staged on Saturday October 17 at 6.30pm.

Tickets for Fanfare for St Nick’s will go on sale at True’s Yard Museum, North Street, Lynn on Tuesday 4th August.  The museum is open Tues-Sat 10am-4pm.  Tickets can be reserved by calling the museum on 01553 770479, or via the Festival office on 01553 767557.

The programme will include Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March and Nimrod, Grieg’s Hall of the Mountain King and Tchaikovsky’s March Slav.

To make the occasion extra special, the concert will open with a fanfare, especially composed by East Anglian musician Tim Watts and performed by the band’s musicians.

Adrian Parker, chairman of the Friends of St Nicholas’ Chapel, said: “The Churches Conservation Trust and the Friends welcome the Festival’s restarting the musical programme which will remind us of the wonderful acoustic which is renowned among musicians who have played and recorded in the building. The Fairey Band will set the scene for new community uses and events.”

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