Thousands enjoy patriotic Lichfield Proms
4th September 2018
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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 got us all in the mood 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. 

As the sun started setting it was time to get out our lightyuppythings to wave along with flags of all shapes and sizes!

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. 

We couldn't have wished for finer weather to enjoy this splendid event and we were very proud to sponsor this event for yet another year. 

Along with these local fantastic supporting companies: 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.

Here's to next years 21st!

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