Thousands of people waved their Union flags and sang with gusto at Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park 2010.
More than 8,000 people descended on Beacon Park on Saturday 4 September to enjoy a spectacular outdoor concert, organised by Lichfield District Council.
The evening’s festivities started at 5pm with activities for the children, including a bouncy castle, bouncy slide, face painting and more.
The City of Lichfield Concert Band played a selection of popular classics, while the audience found their spaces and set up their picnics.
Then the main concert, featuring The British Police Symphony Orchestra, Bella Musica! and soloists Paul Roberts and Joanne Mayling, started at 7.30pm. Musical treats included: You’ll Never Walk Alone, Fly me to the Moon and Jupiter from The Planets.
The evening was brought to a close with a rousing sing-along to Rule Britannia and Jerusalem. Finally, the night ended with a fireworks display to the stirring sounds of Land of Hope and Glory.
Councillor Barry Diggle, Chairman of Lichfield District Council, said: “This year’s Lichfield Proms was the event of the summer. It was an incredible experience to be surrounded by so many friends, family, and members of the community, sharing an evening of outstanding entertainment.
“Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park is a huge event to stage and I would like to thank everyone who worked so hard to organise it, as well as our sponsors, volunteers, and everyone who made a donation on the night – we couldn’t have done it without your kind support. A big thank you must also go to the orchestra, singers and the comperes, who made the evening such a memorable one.”
Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park was sponsored by county councillors – Cllr Terry Finn, Cllr Paul Atkins and Cllr Alan White – through Staffordshire Local Community Fund, Swinfen Broun Charitable Trust, Lichfield City Council, HomeZone Living, Secret Garden, Moseleys Solicitors, North Lichfield Initiative – through Lichfield Community Trust, Beacon Street Garage, PJS Autos and The Hearing Company.