HALE Barns hosted the biggest classical musical event the village has ever seen on Sunday.

A 36-piece 'super' orchestra performed a magnificent set list of Mozart's finest works staged inside the beautiful Holy Angels Church in the heart of the village

The stage was adorned with colour and lights as the newly formed orchestra entertained the sell-out crowd with rousing scores including Impressario and The Marriage of Figaro.

The event organiser; Max Eden, said: "Its wonderful to see this beautiful church full with people, all brought together with a love for music and I think our orchestra delivered something extra special."

The concert was performed by the Festival Orchestra, a new ‘super’ orchestra with professional and semi professional players who have performed in numerous symphony orchestras around the world including the Halle, the Irish Youth Orchestra and the BBC symphony Orchestra.

Max hopes to continue to stage more events in the future.

He said: "The point of these events is to bring our community together and also fund building a new community hall.

"Sunday night was a huge success and we are already in the process of planning our next event - Hale Barns at Christmas on Sunday, December 17.

"This Christmas event will see Hale Barns transformed into a festive wonderland with fun for all the family. It wil be perfect for all your Christmas shopping needs with more than 35 stalls selling gifts, crafts and artisan food from the local area, making it easier to that special gift for the ones you love.

"Local Brewery Robinsons will be attending the event with a fantastic outdoor bar serving a selection of alcoholic beverages including hot mulled wine and Cask.

"There is plenty of fun for the little ones too, with funfair rides and activities to keep them entertained, along with a very special visit from Santa Claus himself, and Christmas treats which look so tasty, you can't resist."

There will be live entertainment throughout the day featuring local acts and groups and there will be a spectacular free Firework Display during the event.

The outdoor events are open from 12noon to 7pm on Sunday, December 17, staged in the car Parks of Holy Angels Church.

The festivities don't stop there, as the 'Hale Barns Big Christmas Concert' gets underway at 7pm at Holy Angels Church. This will feature everything from Silent Night to Slade.

Tickets go on sale November 6 at 10am and are strictly limited with only 300 tickets available. they can be bought online at halebarnscarnival.co.uk

Max added: "With huge choirs, Orchestras, Bands and a few very well known star performers; it's going to be the best party in town."