Corby choir Deep Roots Tall Trees made its debut during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee visit to the town in 2012 and is now preparing for another big royal occasion.
On Saturday, August 23, it will perform with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Corby Town Football Club before a 1,000-strong audience, to launch the three-year arts programme Made in Corby.
The concert will feature internationally-acclaimed singer Barb Jungr, Corby musicians Head of Snakes and the choir, led by Gareth Fuller.
Starting at 7.30pm, the performance will include Long Live the Flame, a new song cycle for Corby written by town musicians and singers, in collaboration with the orchestra.
Kate Dyer, co-ordinator of Deep Roots Tall Trees, said: “To be performing with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra after just over two years is an incredible achievement. The choir celebrates Corby and the town’s history of people putting down roots here and continuing to grow.”
Lola Dziarkowski, one of the Long Live the Flame songwriters, said: “The lyrics depict all kinds of aspects of the town, from the taxi drivers to Sunday morning at the boating lake.”
Tickets for the concert are £15 and £5 for concessions. To book call 01536 470470 or visit www.thecorecorby.com.