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Musical programme for 2015 Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park unveiled

The full musical programme for the Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park has been unveiled.

The British Police Symphony Orchestra will take centre stage at the event on September 5.

The British Police Symphony Orchestra

The British Police Symphony Orchestra

Compere Danny Mizon will take the audience through musical numbers inspired by the military, including marches and film scores from Saving Private Ryan and War Horse.

Proms favourites are also on the list, along with sounds from Austin Powers and the Bond films.

Richard Jenkinson, conductor of the British Police Symphony Orchestra, said: “Our musical programme has something for everyone with recognisable film scores to classical hits, rounding the evening off with patriotic proms anthems that are sure to get everyone waving their flags.”

The free event will also feature singers Claire Prewer, Jane Stevenson and Richard Coxon.

The full programme is:

First half:

  • Fanfare Antiphony
  • Light Cavalry Overture
  • Love theme from Spartacus
  • The Huntresses
  • Highlights from the opera Turandot

Second half

  • Fanfare Lionheart
  • Dartmoor 1912 (War Horse)
  • Hymn for the Fallen (Saving Private Ryan)
  • James Bond themes
  • Soul Bossa Nova
  • Fantasia on British Sea Songs
  • Rule Britannia
  • Jerusalem
  • Pomp and Circumstance no.1

Councillor Andy Smith, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet member for leisure and parks, said: “With top class music, picnicking under the stars in the beautiful surroundings of Beacon Park, and plenty of community cheer, our 17th Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park promises to be a fantastic event for the whole family.”

The event starts at 5.30pm, with the City of Lichfield Concert Band warming up the crowds from 6pm before the British Police Symphony Orchestra take to the stage at 7.30pm for the main concert.

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