FOR its next performance, the Hillingdon Philharmonic Orchestra will present an evening of classical ‘pops’ for Midsummer’s Day, in the stunning surroundings of the 13th Century Great Barn at Manor Farm, Ruislip.

The programme will comprise countless favourite, including Massenet’s Meditation from Thais, Elgar’s Chanson de Matin, Mendelssohn’s Incidental Music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream and a medley of Abba classics!

Also included are a selection from The King and I by Rodgers & Hammerstein and Klaus Badelt’s soundtrack for the original Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

The aim is for people to relax and enjoy a fun evening of music. The selection promises to include something for everyone and most probably one or more of your own Desert Island Discs.

In fact, the theme from Desert Island Discs, Coates’ By The Sleepy Lagoon, will also be performed to put you in the mood!

The concert will provide the rare opportunity to experience music live in the stunning surroundings of the 13th Century Great Barn.

Thought to be built around 1280 this wonderful venue, now frequently used for weddings, is a focal point for the borough’s flagship heritage and culture site at Manor Farm.

It will be the first time the orchestra has performed there and the group is looking forward to the new experience it will offer for the audience.

Currently in its 28th season, the Hillingdon Philharmonic is now well established in the borough and beyond, with more than 60 registered members.

Saturday Night is Music Night, Saturday, June 21, 7.30pm, at The Great Barn, Manor Farm, Bury Street, Ruislip, HA4 7SU. Tickets: £10 (concessions £8, Children 11-16 £5, under 11 FOC) are available from Pro Music International, 19 Swakeleys Road, Ickenham or on 01895 674223. Tickets are also available from the Hillingdon box office (transaction fees apply) on 01895 673200, as well as on the door.

The orchestra will be led by Mackenzie Richards and conducted by the founder, Peter J. Williams.