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'Arresting' music awaits visitors to the Proms
Music lovers are in for a real treat in the Staffordshire city of Lichfield when a fabulous programme of entertainment is delivered later this summer. The Lichfield Proms will include a range of varied musical delights with hits from The Greatest Showman, Batman and Frozen film scores, and opera pieces including Nessun Dorma and all the popular proms anthems. Centre-stage during Lichfield Proms 2019, which takes place on Saturday 7 September in the city's Beacon Park, is the British Police Symphony Orchestra who will present a fantastic programme of music to this year's proms goers. Thousands of people are expected to gather in Beacon Park for a spectacular evening of entertainment. The free entry event, which is also set to feature the City of Lichfield Concert Band, as well as children's entertainment and a fireworks finale, is the night to end the summer in style.

Dr Richard Jenkinson, Lichfield Proms
Richard Jenkinson conducting British Police Symphony Orchestra at Lichfield Proms

The City of Lichfield Concert Band will warm up the crowd from 6pm with its repertoire of show tunes, film themes, pop hits and classical greats. Then at 7.30pm the British Police Symphony Orchestra will take to the proms stage for the main concert, led by conductor Dr Richard Jenkinson. The 75-piece orchestra will play a varied programme, including scores from popular films as well as opera pieces and other classics. Conductor Dr Richard Jenkinson said: "Our line-up has something for everyone, including music from The Greatest Showman and Frozen, side by side with Freddie Mercury's Barcelona and everyone's favourite, Nessun Dorma." The orchestra will be joined on stage by three classically trained singers, including the soprano Claire Prewer, the tenor Anando Mukerjee and Nick Pilborough. Councillor Liz Little, Lichfield District Council's Cabinet Member for Recycling & Leisure, said: "With its varied musical programme, the British Police Symphony Orchestra promises to take us on a musical journey at this year's Lichfield Proms. The night will be a brilliant way to end the summer in style."

Anando Mukerjee
Tenor Anando Mukerjee

To book your prime seating, call the proms team on 01543 308869. To find out more about Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park visit

Main concert programme

First half

Sunrise from Also Sprach Zarathustra - Richard Strauss
Fledermaus - Johann Strauss
Batman Suite – Danny Elfman
The Greatest Showman – Joseph Trapanese and John Debney
Sung by Claire Prewer and Nick Pilborough
Vesti la giubba from Pagliacci - Ruggero Leoncavallo
Sung by Anando Mukerjee
• Baba Yaga and Great Gate from Pictures at an Exhibition – Modest Mussorgsky

British Police Symphony Orchestra
British Police Symphony Orchestra

Second half

• Radio Days - David Howles
• Suite from Frozen - Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
• Ebben! Ne andrς lontana from La Wally - Alfredo Catalani
Sung by Claire Prewer
• Nessun Dorma from Turandot - Giacomo Puccini
Sung by Anando Mukerjee
• Barcelona - Freddie Mercury and Mike Moran
Sung by Claire Prewer and Nick Pilborough
• Fantasia on British Sea Songs - Henry Wood
• Rule Britannia – Thomas Arne
Sung by Claire Prewer, Nick Pilborough and Anando Mukerjee
• Jerusalem – Hubert Parry
• Pomp and Circumstance no.1 (Land of Hope and Glory) – Edward Elgar
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Why? Get along to Lichfield’s version of the Proms in beautiful park setting
When: Saturday 7 September
Phone: 01543 308869
Where: Beacon Park, 14 Swan Road, Lichfield WS13 6QZ
Cost: Free
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