The Concert

On Saturday 30th June 2012, Giggleswick School will host a stunning live outdoor picnic given by the Hallé Orchestra, one of Britain’s foremost symphony orchestras.

The concert will also feature soprano Sarah Fox, tenor Barry Banks and baritone Sir Thomas Allen.

This event, which will be rounded off with a spectacular fireworks display, celebrates 500 years of education in this dramatic Yorkshire setting and the concert will be performed on playing fields next to the site of the first school, founded in 1512.

The programme of light classical, musical theatre and operatic favourites, perfect for all the family, has been compiled by the concert’s Musical Director, James Burton and will include works by Tchaikovsky, Verdi, Puccini, Handel and Bernstein, building to the rousing 1812 Overture complete with spectacular fireworks finale.

The Hallé is the 4th oldest symphony orchestra in the world and Britain’s oldest. This year, for the second consecutive year, they won two awards at the Gramophone Awards ceremony in London.

They and the soloists will be joined onstage by a youth choir from Giggleswick Junior School and by the Giggleswick Choral Society.

So, get together with your friends and family, grab your picnic, table and chairs, cool box and champagne and head to Giggleswick for an unforgettable evening of world class music against the stunning backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales.

Why not make the evening extra special and book a gazebo plot for you ad your party! Details can be found here.

Tickets are available for £30 per person (£27 each if you book 10 tickets or more). We also have a number of corporate packages available for those people who would like to add some special hospitality to the night to entertain friends, family, staff or clients. These packages cost just £995 for a table of 10, or £120 per person. For more information then please click here.