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Beautiful Beacon Park Plays Host To An Evening Of The Proms
The Royal Albert Hall in London has got nothing on Beacon Park in Lichfield - at least not when it comes to staging a great night at the Proms. There will be plenty of musical treats in store for all members of the audience who will be attending the Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park on Saturday 3 September.

Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park
Flag-waving fans enjoy Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park

The 65-piece British Police Symphony Orchestra will lead off the main concert at 7.30pm. The conductor, Richard Jenkinson, will be joined on stage by experienced compere, Danny Mizon. Together they will take concert-goers through the main programme on the night, which includes film scores from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Harry Potter. Classical music fans will also be treated to Wagner's Prelude to Act 3 of Lohengrin, Battle Symphony op.91 by Beethoven, and Sea Songs by Henry Wood, as well as all the familiar proms anthems.

British Police Symphony Orchestra
The British Police Symphony Orchestra will perform the main concert

Lichfield District Council's free proms concert programme will also feature two trained singers, Claire Prewer and Richard Coxon. They will be singing Highlights from Act 3 of Tosca by Puccini, and proms favourites such Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory. Councillor Andy Smith, Lichfield District Council's Cabinet Member for Leisure & Parks, said: "With top class music, al fresco dining in the beautiful surroundings of Beacon Park, and plenty of community spirit, our 18th Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park promises to be a fantastic event for the whole family. This year we've also got an exciting surprise during the main concert at the end of the first half, so make sure you don't miss it!"

City of Lichfield Concert Band
The City of Lichfield Concert Band will get things warmed up

Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park is on Saturday 3 September. Children's activities will start from 5.30pm, the City of Lichfield Concert Band will warm up the audience from 6pm and The British Police Symphony Orchestra will take to the stage at 7.30pm to play the main concert. To find out more about Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park, including how to book prime seating in front of the stage, please visit online.

Danny Mizon, British Police Symphony Orchestra
Guest compere Danny Mizon with the British Police Symphony Orchestra

Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park main concert programme (from 7.30pm). Performed by The British Police Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Richard Jenkinson.

First half

20th Century Fox Fanfare - Alfred Newman
Prelude to Act 3 of Lohengrin - Richard Wagner
Hansel & Gretel Overture - Engelbert Humperdinck
Highlights from Act 3 of Tosca - Giacomo Puccini
Battle Symphony op.91 - Sung by Claire Prewer, Richard Coxon and Aaron Prewer-Jenkinson - Ludwig van Beethoven
Live action from 4th King's Own Regiment of Musketeers

Second Half

Spitfire Prelude & Fugue (First of the Few) - Sir William Walton
Nimbus 2000 (Harry Potter) - John Williams
Raiders March (Raiders of the Lost Ark) - John Williams
Scherzo for Motorbike & Orchestra (Indiana Jones) - John Williams
Sea Songs - Sir Henry Wood
Rule, Britannia! - Thomas Arne
Jerusalem - Sung by Claire Prewer and Richard Coxon - Sir Hubert Parry
Pomp and Circumstance no.1 - Sir Edward Elgar
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Why? Enjoy The Proms In The Park in Lichfield
When: September 3, 2016
Where: Beacon Park, Swan Road, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6QZ
Cost: Free
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