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Proms in the Park rescheduled

Published Tuesday, 21 July 2015

THE rescheduled Proms in the Park concert will now take place on Saturday 26 September.

Heavy rain forced the Borough Council to postpone the popular open air event that was due to take place in Hinckley’s Hollycroft Park last month. 

Now the event has been rearranged for Saturday 26 September, starting at the slightly earlier time of 5pm and due to finish at 8pm to allow for the darker evenings.  

Organised by the Borough Council, this free concert will feature all the performers and acts that were due to appear in the earlier event including two local school orchestras, and The Lost Manuscript from the Dorothy Goodman school. The Lost Manuscript will be playing a selection of rock classics. 

Redmoor Academy Orchestra will follow with a programme of music from famous films conducted by Sue Jackson. 

Proms stalwarts, the John Cleveland College Orchestra, conducted by Garry Sleath, will then begin their programme with a selection of show music. The evening will reach a rousing climax with the playing of traditional favourites including Jerusalem, Land of Hope and Glory and Rule Britannia. 

This year proms-goers will be able to bring along a picnic and be able to purchase hot food, hot and cold drinks courtesy of “The Friends of Hollycroft Park” and for those with a sweet tooth “Mary’s Sweet Memories” will be attending. 
Councillor Russ Roberts, Executive Member for Culture and Leisure, said: “Whilst we were all disappointed that the weather forced the postponement of the original event, I’m delighted that funding from the Hinckley Area Committee has enabled this popular event to be rearranged and I’m grateful we have been able to find another date to accommodate all of the local musical talent we had lined up.  The Proms in the Park is a great event and I hope the weather is kind to us this time to encourage as many people as possible to come along".

Last updated: 21/07/2015 11:55