Monday, 11 June 2012

Sell-out success for jubilee concert raises funds for local hospital charity

The sell-out success of a Jubilee concert in the beautiful setting of Holkham Hall has raised £3,000 for the King's Lynn Hospital League of Friends.

The concert, which was hosted by Viscount and Viscountess Coke, marked the start of Holkham’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations with music performed by a line-up of talented Norfolk musicians, all of whom have received treatment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The funds raised from the evening will be used by the charity to help purchase equipment and for amenities at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.

Performers included the tenor Stephen Miles, pianist Gill Smith, lutenist Peter Trent, the Wensum Chorale and Holborne Recorder Consort, who made a fitting musical launch to three days of Jubilee celebrations at the hall. Music included Britten folk songs, lute solos and madrigals from the reign of Elizabeth I and music from the 1950s onwards in a celebration of Queen Elizabeth II.

Valeria, Viscountess Coke, Lord Coke’s mother, said:  “I am delighted we have been able to raise £3,000 for the charity and I would like thank everyone who worked so hard to make this such a successful and enjoyable evening.” 

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