John Barry: The Memorial Concert

By The Royal College Of Music The Broccoli Foundation, PRNE
Sunday, April 10, 2011

LONDON, April 10, 2011 - A memorial concert to celebrate the life of five time Oscar winning
composer, John Barry will be held on Monday, 20th of June at 7.30 pm at The
Royal Albert Hall. All profits from the concert will benefit the newly
established, John Barry Scholarship for Film Composition, at the Royal
College of Music, London.

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will perform throughout the evening
under the baton of conductor and RCM alumnus, Nicholas Dodd. The programme,
produced by Laurie Barry and composer David Arnold, includes guest artists:
Dame Shirley Bassey, Rumer and RCM alumnus Alfie Boe as well as tributes from
Don Black, Sir Michael Caine, Timothy Dalton, Sir George Martin, Sir Michael
and Sir Tim Rice. The Chorus of the Royal College of Music
International Opera School will also perform. The event is sponsored by The
Royal College of Music through a grant by the Broccoli Foundation.

One of the most celebrated film composers of his generation, John Barry
scored more than one hundred and twenty five films over the course of his
career. The concert will reflect his most famous and best loved compositions.

Friends and fans of Barry's are welcomed to attend the concert by
purchasing tickets available from 15th April from the Royal Albert Hall box
office +44(0)20-7589-8212 (open 9am - 9pm) or book online at , See Tickets 0844-811-0051, , Ticketmaster 0844-844-0444.

For corporate box hospitality please call +44(0)207-959-0607 or email

Booking fees apply except to personal callers to the Box Office.

To make a separate donation towards The John Barry Scholarship for Film
Composition or to purchase VIP tickets, please go to or contact Kate Eberwein, Development
Executive at the Royal College of Music on +44(0)207-591-4320 or email .

Notes to editors:

The John Barry Scholarship for Film Composition at the Royal College of

The Barry family have recently established a scholarship in memory of
John Barry which will be awarded, in perpetuity, to scholars studying on the
Composition for Screen course at the Royal College of Music. Founded in 1882,
the Royal College of Music enjoys a reputation as one of the world's leading
conservatoires, providing specialised musical education and professional
training at the highest international level for performers, conductors and
composers within an environment which stimulates learning, innovation and
research. This enables talented students from all backgrounds to develop the
musical skills, knowledge, understanding and resourcefulness which will equip
them to contribute significantly to musical life in this country and
internationally. The College has over 700 students from more than 50
different countries; as an institution we are committed to training the best
young musicians from around the world. The RCM Scholarship Fund provides
financial support to the most talented students who audition for our study

The Broccoli Foundation

to support innovative health, educational and arts programs. The Broccoli
family shared a close personal and professional relationship with John Barry
and are proud to be supporting the John Barry Scholarship for Film
Composition at the Royal College of Music.

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