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Gala concert to celebrate life in London Borough of Hillingdon

Musicians from across Hillingdon will take part in a special performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at Brunel University London to mark the West London borough’s 50th anniversary.

Organised by Hillingdon Philharmonic Orchestra (HPO) and Brunel, the unique performance will be part of a packed gala evening, showcasing the best talent from the local area.

For the symphony itself, the HPO will be joined by massed choirs from the borough and beyond for a spectacular choral finale.  

The concert, to be held at Brunel’s world-class Indoor Athletics Centre on Saturday 18 July, will also include a selection of famous arias from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin and Mozart’s Magic Flute, featuring rising opera star and Brunel alumnus Ross Ramgobin.

Prior to these performances, and setting the scene for the evening, will be a scripted entertainment featuring local people, celebrating the borough as a place to live and work.  

Tickets for The Hillingdon 50 Gala Concert are available online at and, from Pro Music International, 19 Swakeleys Road, Ickenham or by calling 01895 674223. Tickets will also be available on the door. The concert will commence at 7.30pm.