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Orchestra Strikes Up For Free Proms in the Park

Published: 1st August 2012 13:55
The much loved Proms in the Park is making a triumphant return to Campbell Park on Wednesday 1 August at 8pm after an absence of several years and for the first time ever will be absolutely free.

 The fact that this amazing concert will be performed by Milton Keynes City Orchestra and conducted by its founder Hilary Davan Wetton should be further music to people's ears.

The traditional prom featuring stirring musical favourites such as Pomp and Circumstance will end in blazing style with a firework and light display which has been generously sponsored by Handelsbanken.

Julie Dawes, Events Coordinator at The Parks Trust, said: "This is a must see event for all the family and we're thrilled that Milton Keynes City Orchestra will be performing this special concert for us. We're very grateful to Handelsbanken for sponsoring the grand finale which should bring proceedings to a spectacular close."

Derek Bell, Branch Manager of Handelsbanken, Milton Keynes said: "We are very pleased to be able to support and to be associated with putting this great event back on the social calendar of Milton Keynes."

Proms in the Park is part of Milton Keynes Summer of Culture 2012 and is the culmination of 11 hours of free family entertainment in Campbell Park starting with MK Playday and followed by a cultural festival to celebrate the visit from the Cultural Olympiad project Godiva Awakes.

Programme for Proms in the Park

English Folk Song Suite:  Vaughan Williams arr. Jacob
Banks of Green Willow:  Butterworth
Love is a Plaintive Thing (Patience):  Sullivan
The Sun Whose Rays (The Mikado):  Sullivan
Chanson de matin:  Elgar
Fantasia on ‘Greensleeves':  Vaughan Williams
The Dambusters March:  Coates


Capriol Suite:  Warlock
Marching Song and Country Song:  Holst
Nimrod (from Enigma Variations):  Elgar
Soiree Musicales:  Britten
Pomp and Circumstance March no.1:  Elgar
Rule Britannia:  Arne/ Sargent
Jerusalem:  Parry arr. Elgar

Firework Finale


For more information on the Summer of Culture visit www.mksummerofculture.co.uk.

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