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King's Lynn Festival

Ken Bruce presents the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe celebrating the magic of the musicals from the King's Lynn Festival.

Friday Night is Music Night - Ken Bruce presents the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe in a concert celebrating the Magic of the Musicals from the Kings Lynn Festival.

Now in its 65th year - the Kings Lynn Festival was founded in 1951 by Lady Fermoy to compliment the Festival of Britain celebrations taking place in London that year. Lady Ruth Fermoy was confidante and lady in waiting to Her Majesty Elizabeth the Queen Mother and the grandmother of Diana, Princess of Wales. Lady Fermoy herself was an accomplished concert pianist who had studied in Paris but whose musical career ended when she married. The very first Kings Lynn Festival included the likes of Benjamin Britten, Kathleen Ferrier, John Betjeman, Peter Pears, Peggy Ashcroft, Osbert Sitwell, Shura Cherkassky and Peter Ustinov.

Many great orchestras have visited the festival over the years- and Radio 2's long running orchestral show - Friday Night is Music Night - has been a regular visitor.

Tonight's show features hits from musical theatre with West End stars Ria Jones and Michael Dore - plus an appearance by the current Phantom of the Opera - Geromino Rauch.

The programme includes - songs by the greats of musical theatre - Jerry Herman, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Boublil and Schoenberg, Bock and Harnick, Stephen Sondheim and Lerner and Loewe.

Concert first broadcast on 24th July 2015.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Music Played

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  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    Friday Night Is Music Night Opening Sig Tune

    Conductor: Richard Balcombe.
  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    EVERYTHING'S COMING UP ROSES

  • Michael Dore & the BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    I Am What I Am

  • Ria Jones & The BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    AS IF WE NEVER SAID GOODBYE

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    Entr'acte - The Sound Of Music

  • Geronimo Rauch & the BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    Stars (Les Miserables)

  • Ria Jones & The BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    DON'T RAIN ON MY PARADE

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    Fiddler on the Roof

  • Michael Dore & the BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    Electricity

  • Geronimo Rauch & the BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    MUSIC OF THE NIGHT

  • Halle Orchestra conducted by Sir John Barbirolli

    ADAGIO: SYMPHONY NO 1. IN A FLAT OP.55

    • Elgar Introduction & Allegro Symphony No.1 / Barbirolli.
    • BBC.
    • BBCL41062.
  • Johnny Dankworth Seven

    Lightly Politely

    • I Hear Music.
    • Salvo.
    • BX-403.
  • Evelyn Glennie

    Maple Leaf Rag

    • Rhythm Song.
    • RCA.
    • RD-60242.
  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Kiri Te Kanawa

    REJOICE GREATLY - MESSIAH

    • HANDEL: MESSIAH.
    • DECCA.
    • 414-396-2.
  • Freddy Kempf

    Petrouchka 1 Russian Dance

    • Rachmaninov: Bach, Busoni, Ravel, Kempf.
    • BIS.
    • SACD-1810.
  • Lesley Garrett

    NONE BUT THE LONELY HEART

    • SIMPLE GIFTS.
    • SILVA CLASSICS.
    • SILKD-6004.
  • Aled Jones

    That'll Do

    • Forever.
    • DMG TV.
    • DMGTV 043.
  • Jools Holland & his Rhythm and Blues Band

    A String of Pearls

    • Rockinghorse.
    • Rhino.
    • 5249833772.
  • Nicola Benedetti

    Por una cabeza

    • THE SILVER VIOLIN.
    • DECCA.
    • 4783529.
  • Ruth Fermoy CB Sir John Barbirolli

    : CARNAVAL DES ANIMAUX. LE CYGNE. CELLO AND PIANO

  • Freddy Kempf

    Variations on a Theme of Corelli Op.42

    • Rachmaninov: Bach, Busoni, Ravel, Kempf.
    • BIS.
    • SACD-1810.
  • Guy Johnston

    Allegretto deciso alla marcia

    • Cello Concerto Serenade, Lonely Waters, Whythorne's.
    • Naxos.
    • 8573034.
  • Michael Dore & the BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    COPACOBANA

  • Ria Jones & The BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    Send in the Clowns

  • Geronimo Rauch & the BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    ANTHEM

  • Ria Jones & Michael Dore with the BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    You and I (Chess)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    Overture - Mack N' Mabel

  • Michael Dore & the BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    Anthony Newley Medley - What Kind of fool am I, Who can I turn to (When nobody needs me) The Joker, Once in a Lifetime.

  • Geronimo Rauch & the BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    Gethsemane (Jesus Christ Superstar)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    GIGI SELECTION

  • Ria Jones & The BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    Don't Cry For Me Argentina

  • BBC Concert Orchestra CB Richard Balcombe

    OVERTURE (ANNIE GET YOUR GUN)

  • The BBC Concert Orchestra Cb: Richard Balcombe

    FNIMN Closing Sig Tune

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