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The British Police Symphony Orchestra at the Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park
Following their huge success at Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park, the British Police Symphony Orchestra will again be in the Midlands for a special concert in December. The orchestra returns to Symphony Hall, Birmingham for its annual Proms Night Spectacular. This year’s concert will feature Rimsky-Korsakov’s fantastic symphonic suite Scheherazade. Based on the Book of One Thousand and One Nights, this is a dazzling and colourful orchestration considered to be the composer’s most popular work. Scheherazade consists of four related movements that form a theme, bringing to mind the fairy-tale wonders of Arabian Nights. A spokesman for the orchestra said: “The second half of the concert promises to be a whirlwind of musical adventure as we launch into our traditional Proms Night celebration featuring soprano Pamela Hay. Jerusalem, Sea Songs, Rule Britannia and Land Of Hope And Glory, performed within the inspiring surroundings of Symphony Hall, promises to lift spirits and raise voices to the rafters.” This concert marks the end of another busy year for the BPSO. The orchestra was delighted to bring Holst’s The Planets to Tewkesbury Abbey in March and in June they supported Help For Heroes with a concert at Birmingham Cathedral. The BPSO was formed in 1989 and is now one of the most respected amateur orchestras in the UK. The musicians are drawn from across the police forces of the British Isles and comprise of either serving or retired police officers, police staff or other members of the extended police family. The orchestra is a registered charity, always working in support of other charitable organisations to help them raise their funds and profiles wherever possible. Tickets for the Proms Night Spectacular on December 4 are £10, £15 & £20 and are available from the Symphony Hall box office on 0121 780 3333 or online at There is a 10% discount for group bookings of 10 tickets or more.