Sponsors of the Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park have been thanked for their help in ensuring the free event can go ahead.
Taking place on September 7, the event has become a key part of the city’s entertainment calendar, but would not be possible without donations and support from local individuals and businesses.
Councillor Val Richards, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure, Communications & Tourism, said: “Now in its 15th year, the much-loved family event brings thousands of people together from across the region to enjoy an evening of wonderful music, picnicking and fireworks.
“We’d like to say a huge thank you to the local businesses that have backed this year’s concert.”
Sponsors of Lichfield Proms 2013 include:
Staffordshire County Councillors – David Smith, Caroline Wood, Janet Eagland, and Terry Finn – through Staffordshire Local Community Fund
Swinfen Broun Charitable Trust
Brownhill Hayward Brown
The Boss Partnership
Thornton Claverley IFA Ltd
Beacon Street Garage
Lichfield Chamber of Trade & Commerce
Lichfield City Council
“I hope everyone puts a date in their diary for Lichfield 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 Sarah Ryan and the tenor Matthew Kimble. The night will be brought to an end with a fireworks display and a rousing sing-song of Land of Hope and Glory.
The event will also feature activities for children, food and drink stalls and a proms shop, where concert-goers can stock up on their patriotic flags and hats.
While Lichfield Proms is a free event – and everyone is welcome to bring their own seating, picnic baskets and blankets – for £10 music lovers can book a seat at a VIP table in front of the stage.
These seats cost £10 each and can be bought in fours or sixes. To reserve a VIP table, call Lichfield District Council on 01543 308775 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be parking on Beacon Park at the event for a donation of £5, which includes a Lichfield Proms programme.