Three singers will make their Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park debut on 6 September 2014.
Sopranos, Claire Prewer, Jane Stevenson and Lynne Lindner, will be stepping on the Lichfield Proms stage for the first time this September.
The three singers will be joining The British Police Symphony Orchestra at 7.30pm on the night, singing a range of songs, including The Flower Duet, Song to the Moon, Ride of the Valkyries and proms favourites such as Land of Hope and Glory.
Claire Prewer said: “We’re all really excited about singing at Lichfield Proms. We know that thousands of people come each year to enjoy the outdoor concert. It will be great to be a part of this feel-good event and I’m especially looking forward to singing Song to the Moon, which is a beautiful fairytale song in which the daughter of a water-goblin, Rusalka, asks the moon to reveal her love for a human prince.”
Jane Stevenson commented: “Singing proms anthems, including Rule Britannia and Jerusalem can’t help but make you feel proud to be British. It’s such a positive way to celebrate as a community, and it will be fantastic to be part of Lichfield Proms.”
Lynne Lindner added: “Singing is such a passion for all of us, and performing in Lichfield Proms will certainly be a highlight of the summer. Music has a tremendous capacity for collectively raising the spirit, and in the beautiful outdoor setting of Lichfield, I believe this will certainly hold true.”
Danny Mizon, The British Police Symphony Orchestra’s principal percussionist and a serving officer in the Met, will return for a second year running to introduce the musical programme as compere for the main concert.
Of Lichfield Proms, Danny Mizon said: “It’s a unique event – you couldn’t hope for better surroundings than Beacon Park, and such a fantastic crowd that gets into the spirit of proms, waving their flags and cheering away. I’m looking forward to being on stage once more in front of a sea of people who come to enjoy great music, their picnics and the firework finale.”
Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park is on Saturday 6 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, please visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/lichfieldproms
Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park is organised by Lichfield District Council, with greatly appreciated sponsorship from Swinfen Broun Charitable Trust, Brownhill Hayward Brown, Central England Co‐operative, Staffordshire County councillors ‐ Terry Finn, David S Smith, Caroline Wood, Janet Eagland and Alan White ‐ through Staffordshire Local Community Fund, Move Corp, Thornton Claverley IFA Ltd, Strong Holdings, Beacon Street Garage, Lichfield Chamber of Trade & Commerce, Holiday Inn Express, Virgin Active, Keeleys Solicitors, Merry Maids, Family Assets Protection, Husse, Ventrolla, Lichfield City Council, PJS Autos Lichfield, Moseleys Solicitors, Lichfield Gazette and Secret Garden.