Proms in the Park a resounding success

Published Tuesday, 07 September 2021

HINCKLEY’S Hollycroft Park came alive with the sound of music when the popular Proms in the Park concert returned on Saturday 4 September. 

Band performing in the bandstand

Organised by the Borough Council and the Hinckley Round Table, Proms in the Park returned by popular demand following a six-year hiatus. The event was due to make its return last August but was sadly postponed due to Covid-19.

The free open-air concert featured performances from the Bardi Orchestra who played a selection of classic and popular music, including well-known music from the Big Screen, such as James Bond 007, Harry Potter, ET and Raiders together with The Big Country, Great Escape and Magnificent Seven.

Vocal Soloists Jenny Saunders and David Morris joined the Orchestra in well-known standards such as Over the Rainbow and Come Fly with Me alongside My Heart Will Go On and Nessun Dorma.

The concert ended in flag waving style with traditional Last Night of the Proms favourites, Rule Britannia, Jerusalem, and Land of Hope and Glory.

Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Tourism at the Borough Council, Councillor Keith Nichols said:

Everyone had a fabulous time, waving flags and enjoying the live music out in the beautiful setting of Hollycroft Park.  It was wonderful to see so many smiling faces.  My thanks to everyone involved in organising this event, to the performers and to everyone who came along on Saturday night.