CRGS student’s big role in Valentines’ concert

Ben Fourie, horn player
Ben Fourie, horn player

Teenage musician Ben Fourie is preparing for a starring role in a Valentine cancer charity concert at Blackburn Cathedral next week.

Ben (15) from Wilpshire, an A-level student at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School, will showcase his musical talents with a solo performance on the French horn.

Ben first heard and liked the instrument aged eight, so his mother sought out her father’s French horn which had been in storage for years.

Ben was approached by Rosemere Cancer Foundation to take part in the concert and, having lost his aunt to liver cancer previously, was keen to help the Preston-based charity, which supports North-West cancer patients and their families.

He said: “Blackburn Cathedral is a wonderful venue to play in and I’m really looking forward to the atmosphere on the night. My family, like so many others, has been affected by cancer, so playing in the concert and giving something back to Rosemere was a no-brainer really.”

The Rosemere Valentine candlelight concert on Thursday, February 13th, will be headlined by soprano Camilla Kerslake and hosted by John Gilmore, of BBC Radio Lancashire.

Tickets are on sale from 01772 522913, or visit for details.