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.”