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.”
Lichfield District Council’s free annual proms will also feature the two singers, Claire Prewer and Anando Mukerjee.
Performed by the British Police Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Richard Jenkinson
Festive Overture …. Dmitri Shostakovich
Adagio from Spartacus … Aram Khachaturian
Highlights La Bohème Act 1 … Giacomo Puccini
Including the arias Che Gelida Manina (Your tiny hand is frozen) and Mi Chiamano Mimi (They call me Mimi) and the Love Duet O Soave Fanciulla (O sweet girl). Sung by Claire Prewer and Anando Mukerjee
Polovtsian Dances ... Alexander Borodin
Star Trek through the Years … arranged by Calvin Custer
Sherlock … David Arnold
The Dambusters March … Eric Coates
World War I Medley… arranged by John Chapman
Including The Last Post, Pack Up Your Troubles, It’s a Long Way to Tipperary and the Colonel Bogey March. Sung by Claire Prewer and Anando Mukerjee
Sea Songs … Sir Henry Wood
Rule Britannia … Thomas Arne
Jerusalem … Sir Hubert Parry
Pomp and Circumstance No. 1 … Sir Edward Elgar
1812 Overture … Peter Tchaikovsky
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, thebestof 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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