Meals and wheels boost for Classics Galore!

June 18, 2015


Organisers of the popular Classics Galore! concert have introduced changes for this year, designed to make the evening even better for concert-goers.
The event is staged every two years to raise money for FORCE and this year’s concert at the University of Exeter Great Hall is on Saturday November 14.
There will be free shuttle buses running from the university car parks and, for the first time, pre-concert meals will be available.
“The walk from the car parks to the Great Hall is quite long and uphill on the way back so we feel buses will be much appreciated, particularly by older patrons, and even more so if it is a wet evening,” said Classics Galore! treasurer Liz Hooper.
“Such is the attraction of this wonderful fundraising extravaganza, people often travel a considerable distance from across the county and beyond to give their support. It is therefore a lovely way to start the evening by relaxing after the journey over a meal with friends at the concert venue – so much easier than trying to park in the city and finding a place to grab an early snack before heading for the university,” she added.
The shuttles will operate from 5-11pm between campus car parks A and B and the Great Hall and the University’s Terrace Restaurant will open at 5.30pm.
There is no need to pre-book the buses or pre-order food.
Classics Galore! has been held every two years since 2007 and has raised more than £50,000 for FORCE.
The Last Night of the Proms style concert features 200 musicians – a hand-picked orchestra, The South West Comms Band from Lympstone, the Ottery St Mary Choral Society and members of St David’s Players – performing a programme of familiar and uplifting music.
Tickets go on sale at the Exeter Visitor Information and Tickets (EVIT) in Dix’s Field on August 1. To receive an email reminder in July please contact classicsgalore@hotmail.com
More details are available at www.classicsgalore.co.uk

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