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Corby Big Summer Night Out

Saturday 23rd August 2014
Corby Town Football Club
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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO), Barb Jungr, Deep Roots Tall Trees, Head Of Snakes

This unique event launches Made in Corby, an ambitious three year programme of new arts activity that will see Corby’s communities working with artists of local, national and international significance.

Make a date in your diary for an evening of great music played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and featuring Long Live The Flame a new and uplifting Song Cycle for Corby, written by international jazz singer Barb Jungr with local musicians, Corby’s Head of Snakes and the Deep Roots Tall Trees Choir.  Tickets are available here.

This action-packed concert at Corby Town Football Club also includes majestic music favourites, chosen by people from Corby, and played by the full Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Highlights include Coates’ The Dam Busters and Mosolov’s Iron Foundry, with rhythms and associations that reminded people of the sound of Corby as a steel town. 

This concert for Corby launches Made in Corby, a three-year programme of new arts events for Corby funded by ACE through its Creative People and Places programme. Arts Council England has now approved the consortium business plan to release £1 million, over three years, for new arts activities that take a new approach by working alongside communities and grass roots organisations to play a leading part in inspiring others to get involved with the arts. 

The development of the project has a strong association with The Core. In 2011, internationally acclaimed singer and writer Barb Jungr was commissioned to create a song cycle in Corby celebrating its fortitude, heart and soul.

The result was Deep Roots Tall Trees, the name symbolising the town's long history, extending back through the steel industry and industrial revolution to the village before.

The artistic team, Rosalind Stoddart, Cultural Engineer, Kate Dyer of Corby Community Arts and Barb Jungr as Creative Director, were determined the work should be of the highest professional standard, elevating 'art in the community' to art on the main stage. They were supported by the team at The Core to develop the project.


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