The Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park audience

Crowds are set to turn out for the free Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park concert.

The Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park audience

The finishing touches are being put in place for the show on Saturday (September 1), which will feature music from the likes of the City of Lichfield Concert Band and The British Police Symphony Orchestra.

The concert begins at 6pm and will be compered by TV personality Jane Dayus-Hinch and Touch FM broadcaster Mark O’Sullivan.

To celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, this year’s main concert has a Great British theme and will include Coates’ Dambusters March, Jupiter from Elgar’s The Planets and Crown Imperial from Walton’s Coronation March. Soprano Joanne Mayling and Tenor Mitesh Khatri will be singing songs from My Fair Lady, HMS Pinafore, as well as the much-loved proms anthems, Rule Britannia, Jerusalem and more.

The night will end with a rousing song of Land of Hope and Glory (Pomp & Circumstance No.1) as a fireworks finale fills the sky.

Councillor Val Richards said: “With the Jubilee and London 2012, this is such a special year for Great Britain. We wanted to reflect this fantastic patriotic feeling in our musical programme, which is why military marches feature so prominently this year, along with all the customary proms anthems.

“Lichfield Proms is a fantastic way to end the summer, so don’t forget to join us on Saturday!”


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