Posted Jul 17 2014

Step Back 600 Years for All Saints Concert

A former leader of West Norfolk Jubilee Youth Orchestra will return to King's Lynn on Tuesday 22 July with her own music group to perform at a King’s Lynn Festival event.

Lizzie Gutteridge will bring Blondel, her Renaissance wind band, to All Saints Church on Tuesday at 7pm to present a programme entitled Eternal Summer.

Her music career began while she was a student at Springwood High School, but much of her enthusiasm for early music came from her father, Chris Gutteridge, and his close involvement with Lynn Waits.

Lizzie said Blondel’s programme would be very lively. “Fifteenth century music has a rhythmic drive and is really toe-tapping. It is also fascinating because of the complexities of the tribal rhythms,” she said.

Lizzie met her two fellow musicians at the Guildhall School of Music. She said their performance would be very visual because they all play shawms, bagpipes and recorders of various sizes.

“The intimate church setting will be ideal because we talk about the pieces and explain what we are playing,” she said.

Tickets from the Festival box office on 01553 764864 or online

Blondel will also give one of four free Buy a Beer concerts which will take the Festival’s classical music to audiences in Lynn’s hotel and pub bars. Blondel are to play on the pedestrianised space at the Tuesday Market Place or in the Duke’s Head Hotel if it is wet. Their shorter programme, on Tuesday 22 July at 1pm will be different from the one they play at the All Saints concert. 

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