Classical concert to remember musician Carole

A POPULAR teacher and talented musician killed in a road accident will be remembered at a classical concert.

Tragic Carole Palmer, of Glenfield, Greetland, died when she was accidentally hit by a motorcycle on Halifax Road, Eastwood, Todmorden, in December 2006.

But the 57-year-old will be remembered by family, friends, ex-colleagues and students at the Carole Palmer Family Concert, performed by the Square Chapel Orchestra on June 22.

Carole was principle oboe player and administrator with the orchestra and regularly plated the oboe and cor anglais for the Halifax Symphony Orchestra and Todmorden Orchestra.

She also played with Huddersfield Philharmonic and taught woodwind, at one point in Montana, USA.

Mike Briggs, Carol’s partner for 30 years, will play trumpet at the classical gig.

“We had to do something in memory of Carole, and she loved this sort of music. She loved anything classical from the movies, anything a bit different. But she was also a pop enthusiast and a walking encyclopaedia about The Beatles, who she met at The Cavern many years ago.

“It will be a poignant event.”

The concert will include music from films such as Harry Potter and Jurassic Park.

All the money raised will boost the Carole Palmer Trust, which helps fund instruments for schools and budding musicians.

Tickets for the 3pm concert cost 4 or 2 for concessions.

Call the Square Chapel box office on 01422 349422 for more information.