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Symphony at the Tower: Status Quo and Blake to headline charity shows at Hoghton Tower

Posted on - 15th October, 2014 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Events, Grimsargh, Music, News
Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi are to perform at Hoghton Tower

Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi are to perform at Hoghton Tower

Status Quo are to headline the first night of a Preston charity concert at Hoghton Tower.

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The Quo have been announced as the opening night act for the Symphony at the Tower gigs.

Concerts take place in summer 2015 to raise cash for St Catherine’s Hospice which celebrates its 30th anniversary during 2015.

The Saturday night of the two concerts sees BRIT Award-winning classical vocal group Blake headlining.

Blake bring their classical crossover to the Hospice fundraising shows

Blake bring their classical crossover to the Hospice fundraising shows

The three-piece are to be accompanied by The Heart of England Philharmonic Orchestra.

Blake, who are made up of Oliver Baines, Humphrey Berney and Stephen Bowman, said in a statement: “We are pleased to be performing at Hoghton Tower, Lancashire as part of St Catherine’s Hospice 30th Anniversary celebrations.

“It truly is a beautiful setting and we cannot wait to perform a selection of classic tracks whilst the audience sip champagne and enjoy their picnics. The concert will end with a spectacular ‘Proms’ finale with fireworks, so we expect to see everyone waving their flags and enjoying a very British occasion.”

The two shows take placed on Friday 3 July with the Quo headlining, and Saturday 4 July with Blake.

Lorraine Charlesworth, director of income generation at the Hospice, said: “We know it is going to be a weekend of incredible music and fantastic performances.

“The atmosphere at the Symphony is always wonderful, and we know this year it will be extra special as we celebrate the 30th birthday of the hospice in style. We’re encouraging people to get their tickets now to ensure they don’t miss out on what’s going to be an unforgettable weekend.”

Lancashire gig promoters Cuffe and Taylor are the brains behind the organisation of the events.

Peter Taylor, director, said: “We are delighted to be working with St Catherine’s once again.

“The last two years of the partnership have gone from strength to strength and we really enjoy working as a team to raise the profile of the hospice and much-needed funds through a programme of live music.”

Tickets for the Symphony concerts go on sale from 9am on Friday 17 October via the St Catherine’s Hospice website. Or available to buy in person from the Hospice on Lostock Lane or by calling 01772 629 171.

The Quo will set you back £32.50 and Blake are £26.50.

Picnics are welcome at the Saturday show but food and drink cannot be brought in during the Friday shows.

Will you be going to the shows? What do you think of the headliners? Let us know in the comments below

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