Made in Corby launched with orchestral concert

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra plays at Steel Park, Corby
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra plays at Steel Park, Corby

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Corby choir Deep Roots and Tall Trees, local musicians Head of Snakes and internationally-acclaimed singer Barb Jungr filled Corby Town Football Club’s ground with the sound of music on Saturday, August 23, and gave 1,000 concert-goers a night they’ll never forget.

The performance was held to launch the three-year, £1m arts programme Made in Corby and the concert had the audience on their feet calling for more.

Simon Mutsaars, executive director of Groundwork Northamptonshire, which leads the Made in Corby consortium, said: “It was a sensational and historic evening, and a fitting and thrilling start for Made in Corby.

“Excellent artists on stage and off, an extraordinary Corby song cycle, a unique collaboration between the RPO, the Deep Roots Tall Trees choir and Gareth Fuller, Barb Jungr and Head of Snakes, a new venue for the arts in Corby, a sell-out Corby audience and fabulous production and staging - even the rain couldn’t dampen an amazing night.

“Made in Corby would like to thank all the artist involved, the production crew, our funders and sponsors, Corby Football Club, our wonderful volunteers and the Corby audience for turning out in such numbers to see a wonderful concert and to formally start our Made in Corby adventure.”

Lorraine Dziarkowski, a member of the Deep Roots Tall Trees choir, added: “It was a fantastic concert. It had a festival atmosphere with standing ovations and people on their feet.

“The audience was singing, clapping and cheering and some people were in tears. It was brilliant and I felt so proud of Corby.”

There was even a stunning sunset and a rainbow to light up the sky at the sell-out concert, making it a magical musical night.