Some of the businesses and organisations backing the Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park event

A number of businesses have given their backing to a free outdoor concert in Lichfield.

The Proms in Beacon Park event takes place on September 1 and sees thousands turn out to enjoy an evening of music and fun.

Some of the businesses and organisations backing the Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park event

Councillor Val Richards explained: “Proms is always the event to end the summer in style, bringing thousands of people together from across the region to enjoy a wonderful evening of popular classical music and al fresco dining.

“It is a huge event to organise, and we could not do it without our brilliant sponsors.”

Sponsors backing Lichfield Proms this year include:

  • Midlands Co-operative
  • Swinfen Broun Charitable Trust
  • Secret Garden
  • Go Mobile Ltd
  • Thornton Claverley IFA Ltd
  • Wilcox Refinishers
  • Chandlers
  • Chandlers Lakeside Bistro
  • Moseleys Solicitors
  • PJS Autos
  • Beacon Street Garage
  • Lichfield Gazette
  • Lichfield Chamber of Trade & Commerce
  • Touch FM
  • Lichfield City Council
  • Staffordshire County Councillors, Steve Tranter, Janet Eagland, and Terry Finn through their Members’ Initiative Fund.

“We are so grateful to their support and would like to thank them all. I hope everyone puts a date in their diary for proms, and joins us for what promises to be a fabulous evening,” Cllr Richards added.

This year’s free concert is set to feature music from The City of Lichfield Concert Band and The British Police Symphony Orchestra. There will also be solos from the soprano Joanne Mayling and the tenor Mitesh Khatri. The concert will be compered by Touch FM presenter, Mark O’Sullivan, and local television personality Jane Dayus-Hinch.

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

There will also be activities for children, hot food and drink stalls and a proms shop where concert-goers can stock up on their patriotic flags and hats.

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