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Get out the picnic blankets for a wonderful day of music
A world-class orchestra and conductor and renowned musical theatre actress are all combining for the must-see Concerts in the Park 2019 at Sutton Park in Sutton Coldfield later this month. Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council has confirmed the full programme for Concerts in the Park 2019 on Saturday 29 June, which again features the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO). The packed programme promises a feast of classics and hits from blockbuster films and musicals, guaranteed to get concert-goers on their feet, dancing and singing along. The annual highlight of the Royal Town's summer calendar, Concerts in the Park is a chance to enjoy exceptional music, fine food and a glass or two of bubbly in the glorious surroundings of Sutton Park.
The CBSO, one of the world's greatest orchestra's, will be joined by conductor Michael Seal who has led some of the finest orchestras both across the UK and internationally. Returning to Concerts in the Park for the second time, Michael will take the audience on a musical adventure from Defying Gravity to I Dreamed a Dream with a rousing end to the open-air concert once again with Edward Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 followed by C. Hubert H. Parry's Jerusalem. Joining Michael and the orchestra on stage is acclaimed British musical theatre actress Louise Dearman who is widely known for her many performances in London's West End, on UK national tours and on the UK and international concert arena. Louise said: "I'm so looking forward to performing in Concerts In The Park and in such a magical setting. We are bringing the West End to Sutton Coldfield!"
Doors open for Concerts in the Park at 3.30pm with the first act on stage at 4.30pm. Supporting the orchestra this year, aiming to get audiences out of their camping chairs and off their picnic blankets, are UK Jive act the Jive Aces. Famed for their high-energy showmanship, Jive Aces are the first live band to reach the final rounds of Britain's Got Talent. Leader of Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council, Councillor Simon Ward, said: "This programme will certainly get everyone up on their feet and singing along, I am delighted that it includes classics from films and musicals that we will all recognise, as well as bringing the Proms feel that we've grown to love at Concerts in the Park. We are delighted to welcome back Michael Seal and we welcome Louise Dearman to our Royal Town for the first time. This year promises to be a real treat." Michael Seal said: "I am delighted to be returning to conduct the CBSO in Sutton Park again this year. It is such a special setting in which to play and perform and if my last experience is anything to go by, the audience just makes it all so much more enjoyable! Here's hoping for some lovely summer weather and a joyful night of music making." Tickets costing £25 for adults and £15 for children and concessions are available online