Save the date for Alton's popular annual open-air classical music concert
Saturday 14th July 2018
Gate open 6.00pm
Concert starts at 7.30pm
Public Garden Alton
Now in its 12th year, Last Night of the Proms, Alton’s
prestigious annual open-air concert will take place in the Public Gardens on
Saturday 14th July with gates opening at 6.00pm for 7.30pm start.
This year’s Proms will feature music inspired around the theme
of ‘Fire and Water’. On the watery side,
the orchestra will be performing the overture to The Pirates of Penzance Opera and on the fiery side includes
Stravinsky’s Danse Infernale from his
music for Diaghilev’s ballet L’oiseau de
feu (firebird), along with many others.
Alton Concert Orchestra Chairman,
Chris Leggett, said “Chris Gardner has now taken over the baton from
David Budd and has crafted a very lively programme of music. He has brought us
together with other performing groups in Alton to showcase the best in local
talent and deliver what promises to be a very enjoyable concert. David Budd
will be returning to conduct three numbers. let’s hope that the elements don’t
contrive to join in with the ‘Fire and Water’ theme for the evening!”
The Alton Concert Orchestra will be conducted by Chris Gardner
and David Budd. Alton Operatic and Dramatic Society and Luminosa will perform
four songs from Frank Loesser’s hit musical, Guys and Dolls, with Soloists
Christine Bothwell, Richard Seecks, Hannah Garcia and Mark Aston. The evening
will conclude with traditional favourites Rule Britannia, The National Anthem
and Auld Lang Syne, performed by Rebekah Abbott.
The event is organised by Alton Town Council in collaboration
with the Alton Concert Orchestra and sound technician, Dave Tigg and is
generously supported by sponsors and advertisers of the event. Alton Town Council wishes to thank all for
their continued support of this prized event with special thanks to Headline Sponsor,
Specsavers Opticians Alton, for their generous donation towards staging this
well-loved, free to attend, community event.
The event programme, featuring biographies of lead performers,
and Union Jack Flags will be available on the night from the event information
point which will be located near the main entrance to the Public Gardens.
This certainly is an evening not to be missed, so bring your
family and friends, picnic blankets, hampers and deck chairs and enjoy a
spectacular evening of open-air musical entertainment.
Details on previous Proms can be found here
Alton's Last night of the Proms is organised by Alton Concert Orchestra and Alton Town Council.
For more information on becoming a 'Prom Patron' please contact our Events and Community Officers by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.