IMAGINE a wonderful world of great opera, late summer sun and beautiful historic surroundings…and then book your tickets for Picnic and Pavarotti at the Priory!
Hodsock Priory will host the event on Sunday 9th September to raise money for dementia charity Lost Chord - the organisation that provides interactive musical experiences for people living with dementia in care homes and day centres across the region.
The highlight of the afternoon of classical favourites and popular music hits in the setting 800-acre setting will be a performance by celebrated Pavarotti impersonator Carl Taylor - hailed as the UK’s finest tenor.
There will also be an appearance by internationally acclaimed South Yorkshire soprano Deborah Norman, who performs regularly with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on tours all over the UK and has appeared at La Scala Opera House in Milan.
In a complete change of pace, there will be a more contemporary sound from Junction 33 Dance Band, who are rapidly gaining a reputation as Sheffield and South Yorkshire’s answer to the Glenn Miller Band.
The jazz ensemble from Mount St Mary’s School, Barlborough, will play a super selection of toe-tapping tunes, while South Yorkshire’s Bevox Choir will be demonstrating their unique sound.
The afternoon’s Musical Director is acclaimed pianist and Lost Chord musician David Barnard, who said: “Picnic at the Priory promises to be an event that will grow and grow over the coming years and plans for 2013 and 2014 are already taking place.
“For this first event, though, I am aiming to create an exciting cross section of light classical music, opera and popular hits of the 20th century for everyone in the family to enjoy.
“If a chilled afternoon in hopefully sunny weather, listening to great live music within the stunning surroundings of historic Hodsock Priory appeal to you, then this is going to be an event not to be missed.”
The event runs from 3pm to 6pm, and the gates open at 12.30pm for picnickers.
Tickets cost £12.50, with concessions at £10 and Family Ticket (two adults and two children) at £40. To find out more or to book visit www.lost-chord.org.uk or call 01709 811160.
To be in with the chance of winning a family ticket worth £40 to the event, simply answer the following question.
Q)Which Pavarotti impersonator will be performing at the Hodsock Priory concert.
Mark your entry ‘Pavarotti Competition’ and email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org or send it by post to: The Worksop Guardian, 21-27 Ryton Street, Worksop, Notts S80 2AY.
The closing date for entries is Friday 13th July. Do not forget to include a daytime contact number.