Prince of Wales pulls some strings as classical stars gather at Hampton Court Palace

Harpist: Hannah Stone

Organist: Christopher Herrick

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Tickets are on sale for two world class performers playing at Hampton Court Palace next month.

The palace’s Chapel Royal will host Hannah Stone, who was appointed harpist to the Prince of Wales in 2011, and organist Christopher Herrick for two concerts.

The Prince of Wales made Stone available to play the special concert to raise funds to train local school boys as royal choristers.

The harpist will perform a selection of solo works and will play together with the Hampton Court Chapel Royal Choir, conducted by Carl Jackson and Chapel Royal organist, Rufus Frowde.

Stone was a prize winner at the International Harp Competition in Caernarfon and at the Franz Joseph Reinl Competition in Vienna in 2010.

She was also appointed principal harpist with the Schleswig Holstein Festival Orchestra for 2010, touring Europe throughout the summer, working with many distinguished artists.

Herrick will take a break from a series of 12 concerts featuring the complete organ works of JS Bach he is playing at the Mariinsky Concert Hall in Russia to perform at the Chapel Royal.

The organist, from Kingston, performs regularly both as a soloist and with orchestras around the world.

His programme for the evening will include a selection of pieces from different composers ranging from Handel to Walton on the palace’s recently overhauled Schrider-Hill organ.

An evening of harp, organ and choral works with the choir of the Chapel Royal, featuring Hannah Stone, harpist to the Prince of Wales; Hampton Court Palace; Friday, March 28; 7.45pm; Tickets £25; visit ticketslive.hrp.org.uk/hrp/b2c/index.cfm/calendar/eventcode/HCHO/ or call 0844 4827799.

Christopher Herrick organ recital; Hampton Court Palace; Wednesday, March 19; 7.45pm; Tickets £12; visit ticketslive.hrp.org.uk/hrp/b2c/index.cfm/calendar/eventcode/HCHO/ or call 0844 4827799.

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