School gives it some Rice

editorial image

SIR Tim Rice will present an open-air Hallé Orchestra Concert in Giggleswick on Saturday, June 30.

The concert, which will also involve soloists Sir Thomas Allen, Sarah Fox and Barry Banks, will be conducted by James Burton.

The programme of light classical music, operatic favourites and songs from the shows, including some songs written by Sir Tim, is designed to appeal to all ages.

At the end of the evening, the 10,000-strong audience will be treated to a spectacular fireworks finale, against the backdrop of the hills and scars of the Yorkshire Dales.

The Hallé has been performing around the world for more than 150 years. This, their first public open air concert in the Dales, will be staged by Giggleswick School to mark its quincentenary, and will take place on its playing fields, adjacent to the site of the first school, built in 1512.

See the Lancaster Guardian (29-03-12) for full story.