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Thousands turn out for the Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park

Lichfield District Council's chief executive Nina Dawes and leader Mike Wilcox join the crowds in Beacon Park

Lichfield District Council's chief executive Nina Dawes and leader Mike Wilcox join the crowds in Beacon Park

Thousands of people waved their Union flags as this year’s Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park  went off with a bang.

An audience of more than 8,000 enjoyed the outdoor concert on Saturday (September 4).

The event started at at 5pm with activities for the children, including a bouncy castle and bouncy slide, before the City of Lichfield Concert Band played a selection of popular classics while the crowds found their spaces. Then the main concert, featuring The British Police Symphony Orchestra, Bella Musica! and soloists Paul Roberts and Joanne Mayling, started at 7.30pm.

The evening was brought to a close with a rousing sing-along to Rule Britannia and Jerusalem, before the fireworks finale took place.

Councillor Barry Diggle, Chairman of Lichfield District Council, said:

“This year’s Lichfield Proms was the event of the summer. It was an incredible experience to be surrounded by so many friends, family, and members of the community, sharing an evening of outstanding entertainment.

“Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park is a huge event to stage and I would like to thank everyone who worked so hard to organise it, as well as our sponsors, volunteers, and everyone who made a donation on the night – we couldn’t have done it without your kind support. A big thank you must also go to the orchestra, singers and the comperes, who made the evening such a memorable one.”

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  1. JSJ

    6th September, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    There was a good crowd but nowhere near 8,000.

  2. Kevin Jones

    6th September, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    A fantastically well organised night! Everyone was in the spirit to have a good time and I am sure that they all did. Well done to all involved with organising the event.

  3. Neil

    7th September, 2010 at 10:57 am

    Congratulations to the organisers; they did, as ever, a fantastic job and it was a very nice, civilised event. The fireworks were spectacular considering the budget available. However, I found the volume of the music this year to be far too quiet; we were sitting directly in front of the stage, about 40 feet in front of the line of gazebos and it wasn’t possible to hear the compare or the soloists; people around us were also saying that the volume was far too quiet. We all wondered why the volume was so low this year.

  4. Annerley Johnson

    7th September, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Great night – really enjoyed it. I took some b&w photos there that can be seen here:

    If you missed it go next year!