Royal Philharmonic Orchestra play

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The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra play at Corby Town Football Club’s ground on Saturday.

The concert will launch the £1m Made in Corby programme, a three-year project to get as many people as possible in the borough involved in the arts.

Joining the orchestra, conducted by Anthony Weedon, will be jazz singer Barb Jungr, Corby choir Deep Roots and Tall Trees, lead by Gareth Fuller, and town band Head of Snakes.

The event will feature Long Live the Flame, a new song cycle for Corby and additional music to be played by the orchestra has been chosen in collaboration with people from Corby.

Simon Mutsaars, executive director of Groundwork Northamptonshire, which leads the Made in Corby consortium, said: “We are delighted to announce the first event and the launch of our three-year programme.

“I urge people not to miss this concert or they will miss out on a rare treat.”

The gates at Steel Park will open at 5.30pm and there will be stalls selling locally produced food, as well as several bars.

The concert will start at 7.30pm.

The football club is in Jimmy Kane Way, Corby.

Tickets costs from £15 and are available by calling 01536 470470 or by visiting www.thecorecorby.com