St Catherine’s Hospice Symphony at the Tower returns this summer – with two nights of music from The Human League and Aled Jones!
An annual concert organised in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice which had to be cancelled last year due to heavy rainfall is returning in 2013 offering two nights of entertainment for the first time ever.
Symphony at the Tower at Hoghton Tower will return on Saturday July 6, when singing superstar Aled Jones will take to the stage accompanied by Sophie Evans, star of the BBC’s Over The Rainbow, and the Heart of England Philharmonic Orchestra.
St Catherine’s Hospice is also delighted to announce the addition of a Friday night concert – taking place on July 5 – when eighties chart-toppers The Human League will top the bill.
Hospice bosses were devastated when they were forced to cancel the annual orchestral concert and firework display last July after the ground became so water-logged it was unsafe to stage the event.
Now the hospice is excited to be returning with their biggest Symphony yet, which has the potential to raise more money to support the charity’s work caring for people with life-limiting illnesses and their families.
Lorraine Charlesworth, Director of Income Generation at St Catherine’s Hospice, said: “Symphony at the Tower is one of our biggest and most popular events which attracts a huge amount of supporters every year.
“We were forced to cancel the event last year as unprecedented high levels of rainfall had made ground conditions dangerous for an outdoor event on this large scale.
“It was very disappointing but I would like to say a big thank you to all those who donated their ticket money regardless and to businesses who still pledged their sponsorship to support the hospice.
“Now we’re delighted to be announcing the return of the Symphony in 2013 – which promises to be bigger and better than ever before, with household names taking to the stage for two fantastic nights of music.
“We hope the addition of the Friday night concert will open up the event to new audiences, and in turn raise even more money to fund the specialised care and support St Catherine’s provides.”
Peter Taylor, director at Cuffe & Taylor event and production company – who are working with St Catherine’s Hospice to host the event – added: “Cuffe & Taylor are thrilled to be assisting St Catherine’s Hospice with Symphony at the Tower.
“This is a magnificent event, for a very worthwhile cause. Despite its cancellation last year we have worked hard with the hospice to ensure, whatever the weather, the event will go ahead! We’ve secured a great line up, taking the event into two nights. I’m sure there isn’t a person in Preston who doesn’t have some association with St Catherine’s, so what better way to enjoy two nights of live music, whilst at the same time supporting a worthwhile cause.”
Picnickers are welcome as usual on the Saturday night, when the two-day event will come to a close with a fantastic fireworks display. Stalls selling a variety of refreshments will be available on both nights, but food and drink can only be brought into the venue on the Saturday. VIP tickets are also available for both nights.
Damian Bunce, from Walton-le-Dale, and his family are regulars at the Symphony event and chose to donate the £125 they had spent on tickets last year despite missing out on the show.
Now they are looking forward to returning to the event this year.
Damian, 48, said: “My family and I will certainly be attending the Saturday night event as we have done for many years in the past. A few of us might even look into buying a weekend ticket and coming along on the Friday too.
“It’s always a great event and more importantly raises much-needed funds to support the great work of St Catherine’s.
“I think it’s a great idea to bring in another show – trying new things and attracting new audiences to raise even more money for the charity, whilst giving guests a great night out. We just need to order some good weather now!”
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