Thousands enjoy patriotic Lichfield Proms

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Record numbers at this year’s anniversary proms

The sun shone and an estimated 15,000 people descended on Beacon Park on Saturday to enjoy the council’s twentieth Lichfield Proms.

Lichfield District Council’s free annual Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park took place on Saturday 1 September.

The end-of-summer event featured music from the City of Lichfield Concert Band and the British Police Symphony Orchestra.

The City of Lichfield Concert Band played as proms-goers found their spaces. This led up to the British Police Symphony Orchestra taking to the stage at 7.30pm. The 75-piece orchestra, conducted by Richard Jenkinson, was joined by experienced compere, Danny Mizon and the singers Claire Prewer and Anando Mukerjee.
 
The main music programme included music from La Bohème, Star Trek, Adagio from Spartacus, the Dambusters March, a World War One medley, Sea Songs and more.

The evening ended with everyone on their feet, waving their Union Flags to the proms anthems, Rule Britannia, Jerusalem and Pomp and Circumstance No 1, to an extra special firework finale overhead.
 
Councillor Bob Awty, Chairman of Lichfield District Council, said: “What a fantastic evening. We had record numbers, with thousands joining us to celebrate our twentieth year of Lichfield Proms. It was a joy to see everyone having such a great time, waving their flags, enjoying the music and the atmosphere.

“A big thank you must go to all the proms team who work so hard to organise Lichfield Proms, and to all the sponsors who help to support this spectacular event, and to the brilliant musicians for thoroughly entertaining us.”
 
Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park 2018 was sponsored by: BHB Architects, Strongs Plastic Products Ltd, Friel Homes, Wilcox Refinishers, Prizm Solutions, Allen Brown Jewellery, Lichfield Chamber of Trade and Commerce, The Rotary Club of Lichfield St Chad, Beacon Street Garage, The Best of Lichfield, The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership, Keelys Solicitors, Movecorp, Blue Print Designs, Moseleys Solicitors, Secret Garden and Michelle Williams Photography.

The Staffordshire county councillors Janet Eagland, Colin Greatorex, Natasha Pullen and David Smith also supported Lichfield Proms through the Staffordshire Local Community Fund. Swinfen Broun Charitable Trust and Lichfield City Council supported the event through grant funding.

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Lichfield Proms 2018 musical programme

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BPSO on stage

There are plenty of musical treats in store for the audience at Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park on Saturday 1 September.

Festivities will start with children’s activities from 5.30pm, then the City of Lichfield Concert Band will warm up the audience from 6pm, and The British Police Symphony Orchestra will take to the stage at 7.30pm for the main concert.

The City of Lichfield Concert Band has a treat in store for movie lovers, as they will be playing a mixture of popular classical music, musical medleys, jazz, film scores and well known pop songs.

This will build up to the British Police Symphony Orchestra which is a 75-piece orchestra conducted by Richard Jenkinson, who will be joined on stage by experienced compere, PC Danny Mizon.

Together they will take concert-goers through the main programme on the night, which includes music from La Bohème, Star Trek, Adagio from Spartacus, the Dambusters March, a World War One medley, Sea Songs and more.

The evening will end with a fireworks finale and all the proms anthems, including Pomp and Circumstance No 1 and Jerusalem.

Richard Jenkinson, Music Director & Conductor of the British Police Symphony Orchestra, said: “Our line-up includes something for everyone, combining popular film and TV music, with Opera and rousing classical pieces that I know the audience will love. A highlight for me is the World War One medley, which includes The Last Post, Pack Up Your Troubles, and It’s a Long Way to Tipperary, which is very fitting as we mark the centenary of the end of the war.”

Claire

Claire

Anando

Anando

Lichfield District Council’s free annual proms will also feature the two singers, Claire Prewer and Anando Mukerjee.

Councillor Bob Awty, Chairman of Lichfield District Council, said: “With top class music, picnicking under the stars in the beautiful surroundings of Beacon Park, and plenty of community cheer, our twentieth Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park promises to be a fantastic event for the whole family. We will be celebrating 20 years of proms so this year is very special and will have some extra surprises.”

Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park 2018 is sponsored by: BHB Architects, Strongs Plastic Products Ltd, Friel Homes, Wilcox Refinishers, Prizm Solutions, Allen Brown Jewellery, Lichfield Chamber of Trade and Commerce, The Rotary Club of Lichfield St Chad, Beacon Street Garage, The Best of Lichfield, The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership, Keelys Solicitors, Movecorp, Blue Print Designs, Moseleys Solicitors, Secret Garden and Michelle Williams Photography.

The Staffordshire county councillors Janet Eagland, Colin Greatorex, Natasha Pullen and David Smith are supporting Lichfield Proms through the Staffordshire Local Community Fund. Swinfen Broun Charitable Trust and Lichfield City Council are also supporting the event through grant funding.

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Lichfield Proms 2018 sponsors gather in Beacon Park

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Our fabulous sponsors – we couldn’t do it without you!

The sponsors of this year’s Lichfield Proms congregated at Beacon Park on 11 July to officially launch the end of summer event.

2018’s Lichfield Proms is on Saturday 1 September, when thousands of people will gather in Beacon Park for a spectacular evening of entertainment. Set to feature The British Police Symphony Orchestra, the City of Lichfield Concert Band, children’s entertainment and a fireworks finale, it is the night to end the summer in style.

The free entry proms for the whole family is now in its twentieth year, so audience members can expect some special treats this time round.

Lichfield District Council organises the free outdoor concert every year, and is keen to thank all its sponsors and supporters for their contribution.

Councillor David Leytham, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure, said: “We’re all really looking forward to celebrating 20 years of Lichfield Proms on 1 September. It is one of the highlights of the events calendar, and is a chance to come together as a community and share in an evening of quality music and merry making.

“We couldn’t stage Lichfield Proms without the support of local companies, organisations and individuals who sponsor it or support it with a grant. I would like to say a huge thank you to all of you – we are very grateful for your help.”

2018’s Lichfield Proms sponsors are: BHB Architects, Strongs Plastic Products Ltd, Friel Homes, Vantage Motor Group, Wilcox Refinishers, Prizm Solutions, Allen Brown Jewellery, Lichfield Chamber of Trade and Commerce, Beacon Street Garage, The Best of Lichfield, The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership, Keelys Solicitors, Movecorp, Blue Print Designs, Moseleys Solicitors, Secret Garden and the Staffordshire County Councillors Janet Eagland, Natasha Pullen and David Smith through the Staffordshire Local Community Fund. Lichfield City Council is also supporting Lichfield Proms through grant funding.

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Sponsors sign up for Lichfield Proms

An amazing night!

Nearly 20 sponsors have signed up so far to support this year’s Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park. However, more are needed to make Lichfield Proms’ twentieth even more spectacular.

Lichfield District Council is grateful to the sponsors who have already come forward to make sure its annual outdoor concert in Beacon Park can take place.

The council is still keen to hear from businesses who have been involved in the event over the past 20 years who are interested in helping to celebrate in style. 

Lyn Hammant, Lichfield Historic Parks Manager, said: “It would be amazing to welcome back previous supporters, to see and experience the fantastic event it has now become, so please do give me a call on 01543 308866.”

2018’s Lichfield Proms is on Saturday 1 September, when thousands of people from across the region will gather in Beacon Park for a stunning evening of entertainment.

The free entry event is set to feature The British Police Symphony Orchestra and the City of Lichfield Concert Band, along with classically trained singers and a fireworks finale.

Sponsoring proms gives companies an unrivalled opportunity to promote their businesses to thousands of local people and visitors, while supporting a much-loved community event.

Sponsors benefit from their logo appearing on posters, leaflets, in the glossy programme, stories in the press, and a listing on Lichfield Proms’ website.

Lichfield Proms commercial sponsors also get VIP seating and parking on the night. Sponsorship packages range from £250 and up.

Councillor Iain Eadie, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure, said: “A huge thank you to all our sponsors so far – without you we couldn’t offer Lichfield Proms each year and keep it free entry.

“We are now seeking more sponsors and hope local and regional companies will come forward and get involved. It’s such a brilliant night and this year’s event is set to be extra special as we celebrate 20 years of Lichfield Proms. So, do get involved and help us end the summer in style.”

2018’s Lichfield Proms sponsors so far include: Keelys Solicitors, Allen Brown Jewellery, Moseleys Solicitors, Strongs Plastic Products Ltd, Vantage Motor Group, Beacon Street Garage, Secret Garden, Lichfield Chamber of Trade and Commerce, Friel, Blue Print Designs, Wilcox Refinishers, Prizm Solutions, Movecorp, and the Staffordshire County Councillors Janet Eagland, David Smith and Natasha Pullen through the Staffordshire Local Community Fund. Lichfield City Council is also supporting Lichfield Proms through grant funding.

If you are interested in sponsoring Lichfield Proms, please email proms@lichfielddc.gov.uk or call 01543 308866.

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Council seeks sponsors for Lichfield Proms

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Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park attracts thousands of local people

Lichfield District Council is calling for local businesses and organisations to sponsor its twentieth Lichfield Proms Beacon Park.

Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park is a free event for the whole family, and the council is urging local businesses to come forward to help raise the money needed to stage the end-of-summer concert.

This year’s event is on Saturday 1 September, when thousands of locals will gather in Beacon Park for a spectacular evening of entertainment.

Set to feature The British Police Symphony Orchestra and the City of Lichfield Concert Band, along with classically trained singers and a fireworks finale, it is the event to end the summer in style.

Sponsoring proms gives companies an unrivalled opportunity to promote their businesses to thousands of local people and visitors, while supporting a much-loved community event.

Sponsors can benefit from their logos appearing on posters, leaflets, the glossy programme, stories in the press, and a listing on Lichfield Proms’ website.

Lichfield Proms sponsors also get VIP seating and parking at the event. Sponsorship packages range from £250 and up.

Councillor Iain Eadie, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure, said: “Lichfield Proms is such a wonderful evening that’s enjoyed by thousands, and we could not stage it without the generous support of local companies and organisations. This year is set to be extra special as we’re celebrating 20 years of this fantastic event. Sponsoring Lichfield Proms is an excellent way to give something back to the local community, and we’re hoping plenty of businesses will get in touch with us to find out more.”

If you are interested in sponsoring Lichfield Proms, please email proms@lichfielddc.gov.uk or call 01543 308866.

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Thousands enjoy patriotic Lichfield Proms

Richard Jenkinson conducting BPSO

Richard Jenkinson conducting BPSO

Lichfield District Council’s free annual Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park took place on Saturday 2 September.

The end-of-summer event featured rides and bouncy fun for children, as well as music from the City of Lichfield Concert Band and the main concert, performed by the British Police Symphony Orchestra.

The City of Lichfield Concert Band played as proms-goers found their spaces. Their programme included music from Beauty and the Beast, How to Train Your Dragon, a Disneyland celebration, a James Bond medley and many more popular classics.

This led up to the British Police Symphony Orchestra taking to the stage at 7.30pm. The 75-piece orchestra, conducted by Richard Jenkinson, was joined by experienced compere, Danny Mizon.
 
Together they took the crowd through the main programme, playing music from Madame Butterfly, Romeo and Juliet, Dances with Wolves, Lawrence of Arabia, The Lord of the Rings, The Magnificent Seven as well as Sea Songs and more.
 
The evening ended with everyone on their feet, waving their Union Flags to the proms anthems, Rule Britannia, Jerusalem and Pomp and Circumstance No 1, to a firework finale overhead.
 
Councillor Mark Warfield, Chairman of Lichfield District Council, said: “The evening was a tremendous success, with thousands of people coming together to enjoy a superb evening of good music in the beautiful surroundings of Beacon Park.

“The musical line-up had something for everyone, combining popular film and TV soundtracks with some exciting not so well known pieces.

“The audience clapped and cheered, waved their flags and sang in all the right places, and seemed to have a thoroughly good time.

“A big thank you must go to all the proms team who work so hard to organise Lichfield Proms, and to all the sponsors who help to support this spectacular event.”
 
Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park was sponsored by: Rotary Club of Lichfield St Chad, Four Oaks Plumbing and Heating Ltd, Lichfield Chamber of Trade & Commerce, Friels Homes, Allen Brown Jewellery, Strong Plastic Products Ltd, Wilcox Refinishers, Beacon Street Garage, Blue Print Designs, Grosvenor Shutters, Keelys Solicitors, Moseleys Solicitors, Secret Garden, Young Ideas and Staffordshire County Councillors Janet Eagland, David Smith, Natasha Pullen and Colin Greatorex – through Staffordshire Local Community Fund.

Lichfield City Council and Swinfen Broun Charitable Trust also contributed to Lichfield Proms through grant funding.

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Lichfield Proms 2017 musical programme

The British Police Symphony Orchestra

There are plenty of musical treats in store for the audience at this Saturday’s Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park.
 
Lichfield District Council’s free annual Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park is on Saturday 2 September. Children’s activities will start from 5.30pm, the City of Lichfield Concert Band will warm up the audience from 6pm, and The British Police Symphony Orchestra will take to the stage at 7.30pm to play the main concert.

The City of Lichfield Concert Band has a treat in store for movie lovers, as they will be playing music from Beauty and the Beast, How to Train Your Dragon, a Disneyland celebration, a James Bond medley and many more popular classics.

This will build up to the British Police Symphony Orchestra who will take to the stage at 7.30pm to lead the main concert.
 
The 75-piece orchestra is conducted by Richard Jenkinson, who will be joined on stage by experienced compere, Danny Mizon.
 
Together they will take concert-goers through the main programme on the night, which includes music from Madame Butterfly, Romeo and Juliet, Dances with Wolves, Lawrence of Arabia, Lord of the Rings, The Magnificent Seven as well as Sea Songs and more.
 
The evening will end with a fireworks finale and all the proms anthems, including Rule Britannia, Jerusalem and Pomp and Circumstance No 1.
 
Richard Jenkinson, Music Director & Conductor of the British Police Symphony Orchestra, said: “Our line-up includes something for everyone, combining popular film and TV music, with lesser known pieces that I know the audience will love. A highlight for me is the beautiful Mozart duet from The Marriage of Figaro, which featured in film, Shawshank Redemption.”
 
Lichfield District Council’s free proms will also feature the three singers, Claire Prewer, Jane Stevenson and Nick Pilborough. 

Councillor Iain Eadie, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure, said: “With top class music, picnicking under the stars in the beautiful surroundings of Beacon Park, and plenty of community cheer, our nineteenth Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park promises to be a fantastic event for the whole family.”
 
Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park would not be possible without the support from sponsors, which this year includes: Rotary Club of Lichfield St Chad, Four Oaks Plumbing and Heating Ltd, Lichfield Chamber of Trade & Commerce, Friels Homes, Allen Brown Jewellery, Strong Plastic Products Ltd, Wilcox Refinishers, Beacon Street Garage, Blue Print Designs, Grosvenor Shutters, Keelys Solicitors, Moseleys Solicitors, Secret Garden, Young Ideas and Staffordshire County Councillors Janet Eagland, David Smith, Natasha Pullen and Colin Greatorex – through Staffordshire Local Community Fund.

Lichfield City Council and Swinfen Broun Charitable Trust are contributing to Lichfield Proms through grant funding.

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Secure the best seats in town for Lichfield Proms

Proms goers are being urged to reserve their prime seating at tables ahead of this year’s Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park, which is on Saturday 2 September 2017.

Now in its nineteenth year, Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park brings thousands of people together from across the region to enjoy an evening of music, picnicking and a firework finale.

While it’s a free event, and everyone is welcome to bring their own seating and picnic blankets, for just £12.50 music lovers can book prime seats at tables in front of the stage.

Councillor Iain Eadie, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure, said: “We all look forward to Lichfield Proms each year, as it’s the perfect way to celebrate the end of summer in the beautiful surroundings of Beacon Park with what feels like half of the district!

“Booking prime seating at tables in front of the stage is a great way to enjoy the concert in style and comfort. There’s always a fantastic atmosphere in the prime seating area, so don’t forget to secure your places ahead of proms.”

This year’s concert is set to feature music from the City of Lichfield Concert Band and The British Police Symphony Orchestra. The night will be brought to an end with a firework finale and rousing proms anthems.

The event also includes activities for children, food and drink stalls and a proms shop, where concert-goers can stock up on their patriotic flags and hats.

Prime seats cost £12.50 each and can be bought in fours or sixes. To reserve a table in the prime seating area, go to www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/lichfieldproms to find out how to book and pay online, alternatively call Lichfield District Council on 01543 308863 or email proms@lichfielddc.gov.uk.

Parking will be available on the night at Beacon Park for a donation of £5, which includes a Lichfield Proms programme. 

Sponsors for Lichfield Proms 2017 include: Rotary Club of Lichfield St Chad, Lichfield Chamber of Trade & Commerce, Friels Homes, Allen Brown Jewellery, Strong Plastic Products Ltd, Wilcox Refinishers, Four Oaks Plumbing and Heating Ltd, Beacon Street Garage, Blue Print Designs, Grosvenor Shutters, Keelys Solicitors, Moseleys Solicitors, Secret Garden, Young Ideas and Staffordshire County Councillors Janet Eagland, Natasha Pullen, David Smith and Colin Greatorex – through Staffordshire Local Community Fund.

Lichfield City Council and Swinfen Broun Charitable Trust are contributing to Lichfield Proms through grant funding.

To find out more about Lichfield Proms visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/lichfieldproms

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Sponsors launch Lichfield Proms 2017

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Our fantastic sponsors

The sponsors of Lichfield Proms have gathered in Beacon Park to launch the big event.

2017’s Lichfield Proms is on Saturday 2 September, when thousands of people will gather in Beacon Park for a spectacular evening of entertainment. Set to feature The British Police Symphony Orchestra, the City of Lichfield Concert Band, children’s entertainment, and a fireworks finale, it is the event to end the summer in style.

The free entry event for the whole family is in its nineteenth year, and is only possible thanks to the support of local companies, organisations and individuals who sponsor it.

Lichfield District Council organise the free outdoor concert every year, and is keen to thank its sponsors for their contribution.

Councillor Iain Eadie, Cabinet Member for Leisure, said: “Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park is a spectacular local event that attracts thousands of visitors from nearby and across the region.

“It’s a chance to enjoy music, a picnic and fireworks in beautiful Beacon Park among friends, and there is no better way to feel part of a community than to join in waving your Union Flag.

“It’s a huge event to plan and stage, and without our fantastic sponsors, it just couldn’t happen. I am sure everyone is very grateful to them all for their support, and will join me in saying a very big thank you.”

Sponsors of Lichfield Proms 2017 include: Rotary Club of Lichfield St Chad, Lichfield Chamber of Trade & Commerce, Friels Homes, Allen Brown Jewellery, Strong Plastic Products Ltd, Wilcox Refinishers, Beacon Street Garage, Blue Print Designs, Grosvenor Shutters, Keelys Solicitors, Moseleys Solicitors, Secret Garden, Young Ideas and Staffordshire County Councillors Janet Eagland, Natasha Pullen and Colin Greatorex – through Staffordshire Local Community Fund.

Lichfield City Council and Swinfen Broun Charitable Trust are contributing to Lichfield Proms through grant funding.

 

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Last call for Lichfield Proms sponsors!

Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park

Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park is a free entry event for the whole family, and the council is hoping more sponsors will come forward to help raise the money needed to stage its nineteenth outdoor concert extravaganza.

2017’s Lichfield Proms is on Saturday 2 September, when thousands of people will gather in Beacon Park for a spectacular evening of entertainment. Set to feature The British Police Symphony Orchestra, the City of Lichfield Concert Band, children’s entertainment, and a fireworks finale, it is the event to end the summer in style.

Sponsorship packages start from £50, and offer businesses a great way to reach thousands of local people and visitors. Sponsors can benefit from their logos appearing on posters and leaflets and in the glossy programme. They also feature in news stories and have VIP parking and seating at the event – right in front of the stage.

Councillor Iain Eadie, Cabinet Member for Leisure, said: “We couldn’t stage Lichfield Proms without the generous support of local companies and organisations, and we’re doing a final call for sponsors for our 2017 event. Sponsoring Lichfield Proms is an excellent way to give something back to the local community. It’s such a wonderful evening that’s enjoyed by thousands, and helping to make it happen makes it even more special.”

To find out more about sponsorship packages, please email mailto:proms@lichfielddc.gov.uk or call 01543 308866.

Sponsors so far include: Rotary Club of Lichfield St Chad, Lichfield Chamber of Trade & Commerce, Friels Construction, Brownhill Hayward Brown, Allen Brown Jewellery, Lichfield City Council, Strong Plastic Products Ltd, Wilcox Refinishers, Beacon Street Garage, Blue Print Designs, Grosvenor Shutters, Keelys Solicitors, Moseleys Solicitors, Secret Garden, Young Ideas and Staffordshire County Councillors Janet Eagland, Natasha Pullen and Colin Greatorex – through Staffordshire Local Community Fund.

Lichfield City Council has also contributed to Lichfield Proms through a grant.

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