VIDEO: Orchestra entertains classical music lovers at twilight concert in Barking and Dagenham

PUBLISHED: 13:38 28 May 2013 | UPDATED: 13:38 28 May 2013

Spectators enjoy the Aminta Concert Orchestra, conducted by Dr Donald Hoskins

Spectators enjoy the Aminta Concert Orchestra, conducted by Dr Donald Hoskins


Lovers of classical music experienced a feast for the ears in the sumptuously illuminated settings of a twilight concert.

A cellist performs at the Twilight Classical ConcertA cellist performs at the Twilight Classical Concert

Musicians from the Aminta Concert Orchestra performed an evening of inspiring music before a crowd of listeners sat in the ruins of Barking Abbey.

A wide range of classical pieces — from Mozart to Puccini — were played during the evening, which began in daylight but ended in the cool dark of the night on Saturday, matched by a display of dramatic lighting effects.

Former mayor, Cllr Anthony Ramsay, said: “The concert combined with the Barking Abbey ruins as a backdrop makes this event very special, and I hope the residents of the borough enjoyed it.”

Conductor Dr Donald Hoskins led the returning orchestra, which has performed at the event over the past 27 years.

The popular annual concert, which is free and open to all ages, was also attended by recently appointed Mayor Cllr Hardial Singh Rai.

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