The Leeds Castle Classical Concert Celebrates its Ruby Anniversary

Officially marking 40 years since the first open air concert in 1978, this year’s Leeds Castle Classical Concert, held on Saturday 14th July celebrates its anniversary with a finale of music featuring 1970’s hits.

With a performance by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, four world-class soloists and a spitfire fly-over by the Headcorn-based Aero Legends against the backdrop of the Castle. John Rigby will be hosting and conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and says the concert is guaranteed to have the audience “singing and dancing into the summer night”.

This is more than a concert,” said John Rigby, “it is a spectacular signature event unique to Leeds Castle, with its diverse classical orchestral programme, interwoven with specially selected choral and solo pieces with the visual spectacle or field guns, superb fireworks and iconic aircraft displays.

Four sensational soloists are also taking to the stage to mark the occasion; West End performer Louise Dearman, Lead Singer of Mike and the Mechanics Tim Howar, Soprano Katie Bird and Tenor Alexander James Edwards.

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