New Song Cycle for Corby

New Song Cycle for Corby

A new Song Cycle for Corby will be performed for the very first time, with three songs opening the Big Summer Night Out concert on Saturday 23 August 2014 at Corby Town Football Club. The Song Cycle has been written by international jazz singer Barb Jungr, with Corby songwriters, musicians and singers with orchestration by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

The culmination of the concert is the Song Cycle performance by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Barb Jungr, Corby musicians Head of Snakes and the Deep Roots Tall Trees Choir, led by Choral Director Gareth Fuller.

Barb Jungr is Artistic Director of Deep Roots Tall Trees Choir and explains, “Combining choir and orchestra in a new and unique way, every song comes right from the heart and embraces and celebrates the spirit and soul of Corby. These songs have been written about Corby, by Corby people, for Corby people and the standards of professional development, creativity and musicianship have been outstanding. I’d be happy to perform this Song Cycle anywhere.”

“I am thrilled and proud that Made in Corby chose our Deep Roots Tall Trees Song Cycle for Corby to open the concert and to begin their three year programme of new arts activity. We’ve achieved so much and appearing with the orchestra is a huge honour for us.”

Through RPO Resound, songwriters, musicians, singers and audiences in Corby have been working in a new way with the orchestra and Barb Jungr, preparing for this concert and getting involved in choosing the orchestra’s concert repertoire.

Conducted by Anthony Weeden, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will perform well loved, classical music favourites; Scherzo from Symphony No. 9 ‘From the New World’ by Dvorzak, ‘The Great Gate of Kiev’ from Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky, Hebrides Overture ‘Fingal’s Cave’ by Mendelssohn and highlights – Coates’ ‘Dam Busters March’ and Mosolov’s ‘Iron Foundry’ – with associations and rhythms reminiscent of Corby as a steel town and looking to the future.

Simon Mutsaars, Executive Director of Groundwork Northamptonshire, which leads the Made in Corby consortium explains, “It’s been an extraordinary few months for many Corby people as creators, performers and audience. It’s been an exciting, inspiring process, drawing on the talents, memories and experiences of Corby people. The first major Made in Corby event, this concert is a huge celebration of the extraordinary achievement of everyone involved. It promises to be an exceptional, un-missable event for Corby.”

This August Big Summer Night Out is a Made in Corby event funded by the Arts Council as part of its national Creative People and Places programme and supported by Arts Council England, Orchestras Live, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, RPO resound, Corby Borough Council, Corby Town Football Club, and Corby Telegraph. In addition to Groundwork Northamptonshire, the Made in Corby consortium includes Corby Cube Theatre Trust, Corby Community Arts, Corby Unity and Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership.

Held at 7.30pm at Corby Town Football Club, gates open from 5.30pm. Street food, champagne bar and Pimms tent available. Tickets are £15 and £5* available from The Core at Corby Cube Ticket Office. Tel 01536 470470 or *Concessions for under16s, students, job seekers & disabled patrons. A £1 transaction fee applies to all telephone and website bookings.

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