The final preparations are being made for the fabulous Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park set to take place this Saturday, 2 September. The free concert, which attracts thousands of music-lovers every year, offers a stirring programme specially arranged for the evening.
The final preparations are being made for the fabulous Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park set to take place this Saturday, 2 September.
The free concert, which attracts thousands of music-lovers every year, offers a stirring programme specially arranged for the evening.
From 6pm music will be performed by The City of Lichfield Concert Band, a community wind band featuring 45 musicians of all ages from across the area playing a mixture of popular classical music, medleys, jazz, film scores and pop tunes.
The British Police Symphony Orchestra will then treat the audience to a wonderful selection of music including Sancta Maria from Cavalleria Rusticana, Devil’s dance from Witches of Eastwick and a medley from Roger and Hammerstein’s South Pacific.
Its set, which commences at 7.30pm, also includes the Star Trek through the years, Nessun Dorma and culminates in Proms favourites Rule Britannia, by Thomas Arne and sung by Claire Prewer and Richard Coxon, Hubert Parry’s Jerusalem and for the firework finale Elgar’s Pomp & Circumstance No 1.
Bring your picnics and chairs to Beacon Park for the Proms and enjoy a wonderful evening of music in good company.
Councillor Andy Smith, Lichfield District Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Leisure, said: “Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park is always eagerly anticipated by music lovers from across the district and beyond.
“I wish to thank our officers and Parks Team who work hard every year to arrange the event which remains free for everyone to enjoy.
“I wish everyone who attends a fantastic evening and if you are able to make a contribution to our collection buckets to help cover the event’s costs, then please do so.”
Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park would not be possible without the generous backing of local businesses that have sponsored the event through sponsorship and advertising.
We wish to thank Platinum sponsor Zest Education, In-Form Solutions, James Dean Events, Morespace4U, Rotary Club of Lichfield St Chad, BHB Architects, Strongs Plastic Products Ltd, Lichfield Chamber of Trade and Commerce, RHP Computer Solutions, Beacon Street Garage, Wilcox Refinishers and Keelys Solicitors.
Thanks also to Lichfield City Council and Swinfen Broun Trust for supporting the event through grant funding.