Classical night at the Tower was a hit

Blake perform at the St Catherines Hospice Symphony at the Tower

Blake perform at the St Catherines Hospice Symphony at the Tower

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After the high-octane rock of Status Quo, the second day of Symphony at the Tower took a more sophisticated turn with stars from the world of classical music.

Classical/pop trio Blake headlined Saturday’s event at Hoghton Tower, going down well with the large audience – many of whom had brought picnics to the beautiful grounds of the 450-year-old Tower.

Blake were supported by Britain’s Got Talent’s Lucy Kay and the Heart of England orchestra.

The evening of vocal pyrotechnics ended with a fabulous firework display.

Proceeds from the Symphony at the Tower will go to St Catherine’s Hospice, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

Lucy had visited the hospice befpre the concerts.

She said: “My visit to St Catherine’s was absolutely lovely – it’s such a calm, tranquil place which is full of angels. It’s so important for people to have a place like this which offers such warmth and comfort. As soon as you walk through the door you are made to feel so welcome. It’s amazing that they have been here for 30 years and I’m so happy to perform at Symphony at the Tower as they celebrate such an important year.”