Castle concert reaches 40th milestone
The countdown is on to the 40th Leeds Castle Classical Concert.
Taking place on Saturday the event is always one of the most hotly-anticipated events of the summer, and this year boasts the talents of Katie Bird, Alexander James Edwards, Louise Dearman and Tim Howar.
Ms Bird, originally from Bearsted, grew up with the concert on her doorstep and this year made her debut for English National Opera, while Ms Dearman is an actress and singer, most well-known for playing the roles of Glinda and Elphaba in the West End production of Wicked.
Canadian actor, singer and songwriter Mr Howar is known for having one of the most versatile voices in the industry. He has appeared in a wealth of theatre productions across the UK.
Essex-born Mr Edwards began his career as a member of the Young Artists’ Programme at the Royal Opera House and is returning to the Maidstone event for the first time since 2014.
Conductor and artisitic director John Rigby described the performers as being at the top of their game, adding: “This year marks a very significant milestone.”
Music starts at 5pm, with gates the car park opening at 2.30pm. More at leedscastleconcert.co.uk
Performers at Saturday’s concert have fun at the photocall