Compere Danny Mizon Lichfield Proms 2017

The sun shone and thousands of people descended on Beacon Park on Saturday to enjoy Lichfield Proms.

Lichfield District Council’s free annual Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park took place on Saturday 2 September. The end-of-summer event featured rides and bouncy fun for children, as well as music from the City of Lichfield Concert Band and the main concert, performed by the British Police Symphony Orchestra.

The City of Lichfield Concert Band played as proms-goers found their spaces. Their programme included music from Beauty and the Beast, How to Train Your Dragon, a Disneyland celebration, a James Bond medley and many more popular classics.

This led up to the British Police Symphony Orchestra taking to the stage at 7.30pm. The 75-piece orchestra, conducted by Richard Jenkinson, was joined by experienced compere, Danny Mizon.

Together they took the crowd through the main programme, playing music from Madame Butterfly, Romeo and Juliet, Dances with Wolves, Lawrence of Arabia, The Lord of the Rings, The Magnificent Seven as well as Sea Songs and more.

The evening ended with everyone on their feet, waving their Union Flags to the proms anthems, Rule Britannia, Jerusalem and Pomp and Circumstance No 1, to a firework finale overhead.