Members of the British Police Symphony Orchestra

Some of the musical numbers set to take centre stage at the Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park have been revealed.

Members of the British Police Symphony Orchestra

The 65-piece British Police Symphony Orchestra will lead the main concert at 7.30pm on Saturday (September 3), with guest conductor Matthew Taylor.

The musical programme will feature a Fred Astaire medley, classic show tunes, including On The Street Where You Live from My Fair Lady, as well as classical music such as Nessun Dorma by Giacomo Puccini, as well as proms anthems Rule Britannia and Jerusalem.

The night will be brought to an end with a fireworks display – donated by UK Fireworks – and a rousing sing-song of Land of Hope and Glory.

The concert will also feature solos from soprano Joanne Mayling and tenor Mitesh Khatri.

Councillor Val Richards, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure Services, said:

“We’re thrilled the British Police Symphony Orchestra is playing at this year’s proms and we’re all looking forward to hearing the soloists, who I am sure will be in fine voice on the night. And, what with The City of Lichfield Concert Band warming up the crowd, as well as children’s entertainment and food and drinks on sale from 5pm, and local celebrity, Jane Dayus-Hinch, taking to the stage as compere for the night, it promises to be a fantastic evening for the whole family.

“So, grab your hats and flags and join us for an evening of music, al fresco dining and community cheer.”

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Full musical programme:

  • Fred Astaire Medley: The Way You Look Tonight – Jerome Kerne; Let’s Face the Music and Dance – Irving Berlin; Cheek to Cheek – Irving Berlin.
  • Anitra’s Dance from Peer Gynt Sutie No. 1, Op. 46 – Edvard Grieg.
  • Danse Macabre – Saint-Saëns.
  • Solveig’s Song from Peer Gynt Suite No. 2, Op. 55 – Edvard Grieg (sung by Joanne Mayling).
  • Nessun Dorma – Giacomo Puccini (sung by Mitesh Khatri).
  • Radetzky March – Johann Strauss Snr.
  • On the Street Where You Live from My Fair Lady – Lerner and Loewe (sung by Mitesh Khatri).
  • Summertime from Porgy and Bess – George Gershwin (sung by Joanne Mayling).
  • People Will Say We’re In Love from Oklahoma! – Rodgers and Hammerstein (sung by Joanne Mayling and Mitesh Khatri).
  • Valse Triste – Jean Sibelius.
  • Rule Britannia – Thomas Arne.
  • Jerusalem – Hubert Parry.
  • Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 (Land of Hope and Glory) – Edward Elgar.

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