Symphony at the Tower: Aled Jones, Sophie Evans and The Human League prepare for weekend of music

Posted on - 4th July, 2013 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Music, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Aled Jones will be escaping the Daybreak sofa for an evening

Aled Jones will be escaping the Daybreak sofa for an evening

This weekend the tranquil surroundings of Hoghton Tower will be shaken up with a host of live music.


Symphony at the Tower will see the Human League, Aled Jones and The Christians all perform.

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All acts will be performing in aid of Preston-based St Catherine’s Hospice.

Joanne Catherall, from The Human League, said crowds could expect ‘all the hits and a real party atmosphere’ from their performance.

“We do quite a party act, people tend to get up a dance a lot. Most of our songs are lively so we’re sure it will be a great night,” she said.


“We’re very pleased to be performing at St Catherine’s Hospice’s first ever pop night. We’ve all had family and friends who have needed the care of organisations like St Catherine’s, who obviously rely so heavily on charitable support.

“Hopefully the introduction of the new night will be a nice change for the event – renewing interest and attracting new crowds, who hopefully will also then support St Catherine’s in the longer term.”

The organisers are hoping for better weather after the heavens opened forcing them to cancel the shows.

Crooner Aled Jones will be top of the bill for the Saturday night.

He said: ““I’m really looking forward to the night at Hoghton Tower because Lancashire is like my second home – my mother-in-law lives in Poulton-le-Fylde and I met my wife in Blackpool so it’s a county that’s close to my heart,” he said.

“As well as presenting and performing a couple of my songs there will be the fantastic orchestra playing some great music, so it will be a grand spectacular and I’ll be doing my very best to entertain the crowd.”

The Welsh tenor will also be joined by Sophie Evans who played Dorothy in the Wizrd of Oz.

Sophie Evans rose to fame in Over The Rainbow

Sophie Evans rose to fame in Over The Rainbow

She said: “He [Aled] is a bit of a Welsh legend so it will be great to be on stage with him. I’m really looking forward to the show – performing with an orchestra always gives that extra buzz too.

“I’m very pleased to be appearing at the concert in support of St Catherine’s Hospice which is such a good cause. I’m looking forward to coming up to Preston – they always give you a warm welcome up north.”

The Human League headline on Friday 5 July and Aled Jones headlines on Saturday 6 July.

Tickets for the Friday are £29.50 in advance and £32 on the night, the Saturday is £35 and £37.

To buy call in at the hospice in Lostock Lane, Lostock Hall, Preston, PR5 5XU, or visit Preston Guildhall.

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