Music lovers are in for a treat at Lichfield Proms

British Police Symphony Orchestra on stage at proms

With hits from The Greatest Showman, Batman and Frozen film scores, and opera pieces including Nessun Dorma and all the proms anthems, the British Police Symphony Orchestra has a fantastic programme of music in store for this year’s proms goers.

2019’s Lichfield Proms is on Saturday 7 September, when thousands of people will gather in Beacon Park for a spectacular evening of entertainment.

The free entry event, which is set to feature The British Police Symphony Orchestra, the City of Lichfield Concert Band, children’s entertainment and a fireworks finale, is the night to end the summer in style.

The City of Lichfield Concert Band will warm up the crowd from 6pm with its repertoire of show tunes, film themes, pop hits and classical greats.

Then at 7.30pm the British Police Symphony Orchestra will take to the proms stage for the main concert, led by conductor Dr Richard Jenkinson. 

The 75-piece orchestra will play a varied programme, including scores from popular films as well as opera pieces and other classics. 

Conductor Dr Richard Jenkinson said:

“Our line-up has something for everyone, including music from The Greatest Showman and Frozen, side by side with Freddie Mercury’s Barcelona and everyone’s favourite, Nessun Dorma.”

The orchestra will be joined on stage by three classically trained singers, including the soprano Claire Prewer, the tenor Anando Mukerjee and Nick Pilborough.

Councillor Liz Little, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Recycling & Leisure, said:

“With its varied musical programme, the British Police Symphony Orchestra promises to take us on a musical journey at this year’s Lichfield Proms. The night will be a brilliant way to end the summer in style.

“Lichfield Proms is of course free entry and everyone is welcome to bring their chairs or picnic blankets to enjoy the outdoor concert. However, for the best seats on the night, you can book a table in front of the stage. Our prime seating sells out fast, so make sure you book soon to avoid disappointment.”

To book your prime seating, call the proms team on 01543 308869. To find out more about Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/lichfieldproms.

Lichfield Proms 2019 in sponsored by: BHB Architects, A Plan Insurance, Strongs Plastic Products, Allen Brown Jewellery, Wilcox Refinishers, Prizm Solutions, Friel Homes, Lichfield Chamber of Trade & Commerce, Premier Group, Beacon Street Garage, Rotary Club of Lichfield St Chad, Blueprint Designs, The Best of Lichfield, Keelys Solicitors, Grosvenor Shutters, C Residential, Cosmetica and Secret Garden.

Lichfield BID, Lichfield City Council and Swinfen Broun Charitable Trust are also supporting Lichfield Proms through grant funding.

Main concert programme

 

First half

  • Sunrise from Also Sprach Zarathustra - Richard Strauss
  • Fledermaus - Johann Strauss
  • Batman Suite – Danny Elfman
  • The Greatest Showman – Joseph Trapanese and John Debney
    Sung by Claire Prewer and Nick Pilborough
  • Vesti la giubba from Pagliacci - Ruggero Leoncavallo
    Sung by Anando Mukerjee
  • Baba Yaga and Great Gate from Pictures at an Exhibition – Modest Mussorgsky

Second half
 

  • Radio Days - David Howles  
  • Suite from Frozen - Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
  • Ebben! Ne andrò lontana from La Wally - Alfredo Catalani
    Sung by Claire Prewer
  • Nessun Dorma from Turandot - Giacomo Puccini
    Sung by Anando Mukerjee
  • Barcelona - Freddie Mercury and Mike Moran
    Sung by Claire Prewer and Nick Pilborough
  • Fantasia on British Sea Songs - Henry Wood
  • Rule Britannia – Thomas Arne
    Sung by Claire Prewer, Nick Pilborough and Anando Mukerjee
  • Jerusalem – Hubert Parry
  • Pomp and Circumstance no.1 (Land of Hope and Glory) – Edward Elgar

 

Published: 12 August 2019