John Barry to be remembered at memorial concert

John Barry, pictured in 2005 Barry received the Bafta fellowship in 2005

Related Stories

Dame Shirley Bassey and Rumer are among the performers who will remember James Bond composer John Barry at a memorial concert at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Tributes at the 20 June concert will come from Sir George Martin and Sir Michael Caine, among others.

Money raised will help fund a film composition scholarship set up in his name at the Royal College of Music.

Barry, who won five Oscars for his work, died of a heart attack in New York in January at the age of 77.

He composed scores for 11 James Bond films, including Goldfinger and You Only Live Twice, as well as for such movies as Born Free and Out of Africa.

Tenor Alfie Boe will also perform at the event, which will feature contributions from lyricist Don Black, erstwhile Bond Timothy Dalton and broadcaster Sir Michael Parkinson.

The York-born composer's music will be played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a programme to be produced by Barry's widow Laurie and current Bond composer David Arnold.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

More Entertainment & Arts stories

RSS

Features

  • Witley Court in Worcestershire Abandoned mansions

    What happened to England's lost stately homes?


  • Tray of beer being carried10 Things

    Beer is less likely to slosh than coffee, and other nuggets


  • Spoon and buckwheatSoul food

    The grain that tells you a lot about Russia's state of mind


  • Woman readingWeekendish

    The best reads you need to catch up on


  • Salim Rashid SuriThe Singing Sailor

    The young Omani who became a pre-war fusion music hit


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.