King’s Lynn Minster possesses a fine four-part choir. Our choir performs, to a high standard, a repertoire that spans from the 16th century to the present day. We are always looking for new members to join – all voices are needed and no audition is necessary.
The choir rehearses each Friday from 7:30 to 8:30pm and usually sings Choral Evensong on Sunday evenings (from about 4:15 for 5pm), although once a month it sings Choral Eucharist in the morning (from about 9:20am).
In addition to the usual offices, the choir sings for all of the town’s civic services and occasionally sings Evensong in Norwich and Peterborough cathedrals and a weekend at another national cathedral in August.
King’s Lynn Minster is one of the last churches in this part of East Anglia to sing full choral Evensong, part of our unique national heritage.
Minster Choir in Lichfield, 2018. Photograph taken by Colin James.
Minster Choir in Ripon, 2019. Photograph taken by Colin James.
Adrian Richards is the Director of Music at King’s Lynn Minster. He began his musical carer as a cathedral choirboy in Birmingham under Roy Massey, and became a church organist at the age of 14. After three years as organ scholar of Hull University (1981-84) and the successful attainment of a music degree specialising in performance and choral conducting, he moved to London. There, he worked in A&R, production and marketing for EMI Classics, Warner Classics and ultimately Chandos Records in production and website content. Adrian has performed in most cathedrals in the country and in a number of major recital venues. He is a teacher of piano, organ and theory.
Paid scholarships available
The Minster also offers four paid choral scholarships each year to young people (aged 16-23).
If you are interested in joining, please contact the director of music, Adrian Richards at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the church office. An application form for choral scholarships can be sent upon request.