The Big Night Out 2014
Third in Deep Roots Tall Trees song cycle, The Big Night Out premiered at Corby Football Club on August 23rd 2014 in a stunning and groundbreaking collaboration with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
This was the first major event of the three-year programme, Made in Corby, an Arts Council England Creative People and Places project.
Feedback from the public and participants:
“It really was an incredible evening
and despite the rain everyone
Andy Sawford MP
“I was blown away by the community
spirit in Corby and as for performing
along side the RPO and Barb,
that will go down as one of
the highlights of my life.”
“What a wonderful time we had…
This was one of the many times when
I feel extremely proud to be
“Not even the persistent rain could
dampen the spirit of Corby last night.
The amazing Barb Jungr, the RPO,
Carole Miles, Rosalind Stoddart,
Lorraine Maria Dziarkowska –
you were fabulous and twinkled as
much as the starry backdrop.”
“Well done to all involved.
A real triumph for Corby!”
“It was certainly a highlight of my year,
and singing experience xx”
“Corby rocked tonight,
I love you all xxx”
“Truly an amazing evening!”
and exhilarating! Singing beautiful
songs about community, love and
shared experience in front of a
sell-out crowd alongside one of
the world’s greatest orchestras.
Our wildly differing musical abilities
and background melting, and then
melding together differences in a way
perhaps only music can,
touching and opening hearts.”
“What made this event so special
was its connectedness to place
and people. So instead
of a concert hall we were proudly
making music in Corby Town football
ground in front of an enthusiastic s
ell out crowd of more than a 1,000.
WOW that sunset and rainbow were
so beautiful so atmospheric, great
backdrop for such a wonderful
performance. It felt surreal at
times and I had to pinch myself to
remind me I was in Corby.
Onwards and upwards is what I say.“
Great art is, and will be, Made in Corby!
Find out how to get involved with Made in Corby via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MadeInCorby and on Twitter: @MadeinCorby.
Made in Corby is Corby’s Arts Council England's Creative People and Places programme that seeks to ensure more local people than ever see, experience, create and take part in cultural activities of the highest quality.
Pictures credits: 1-5 Kate Dyer, 6, T.J. Driver.