‘Last Night of the Proms’ in Clitheroe

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Clitheroe’s “Last Night of the Proms” concert takes place this Saturday evening, August 2nd.

Everyone is welcome at the free concert held at the bandstand in the Clitheroe Castle Grounds, with spectators encouraged to bring along their Union Jacks to wave while joining in the patriotic “Proms” songs such as “Land of Hope and Glory” and “Rule Britannia”.

If the weather is fine many people also take along a picnic to make the most of a musical summer’s evening in the park. This year’s concert will be given by the widely acclaimed Slaidburn Silver Band under tha baton of its long-serving and populat conductor John Cowking.

Guest soprano Ann-Marie Brewer will feature in some of the musical items.

This year’s concert is scheduled to start at 6-30 pm, an hour earlier than in previous years, so that it can finish by around 9 pm, allowing the public to exit the park safely while it is still daylight. Saturday’s concert will also include specific reference to the 100th Anniversary of the start of the First World War, reflected in some of the music specially chosen for the programme. Although there is no admission charge for the concert, organised by Clitheroe Town Council, there will be a collection for the Town Mayor’s Fund, which benefits a wide variety of local good causes.