ROTARY Club of Ashbourne will hold its Last Night of the Proms again next month and another night of music and audience participation is promised.
The prom will be held at St John’s Church in Buxton Road on Saturday, September 28 and organisers say the location will give full scope for the programme, which will include Elgar’s ‘Pomp and Circumstance March, No 1’, and ‘Crown Imperial’ by William Walton, which was played at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth 11.
Also on the programme, and taking the audience in a completely different direction, is ‘Gabriel’s Oboe’ - the theme to the 1986 film ‘The Mission’, winning the ‘Golden Globe’ for the best film score.
Rotarian Anthony Hubbard Explained: “The prom has ‘Simple Gifts’ by Elder Joseph, better known by the version ‘Lord of the Dance’.
“With ‘You’ll never Walk Alone’, ‘Fantasia on British Sea Songs’ and ‘Jerusalem’ and offers an inspiring and moving eclectic mix of popular music.
“And to really lift the music to heights the prom has attracted a wonderful list of performers.
“Heather Gordon Redfern is an accomplished Clarinet player, currently a member of the Midlands Express Jazz Quartet and the Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra, and will be remembered for her performance at the Ashbourne Arts Festival 2012.
“Alongside Heather, the Prom has the excellent oboe soloist, Sue Edwards.
“Sue has played at the Albert Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall, and more locally, enthralled her audience with her performance at the Ashbourne Singers Concert 2013.
“Linda Perry Smith formed the Ashbourne Singers, having had a successful career performing in Opera, Musicals and fronting the South East Jazz Orchestra.
“This will be a night to remember, with flags for everyone, a fantastic programme and a talented group of performers.”
The money raised by Ashbourne Rotary is distributed to charities in and around the Ashbourne area, and selected overseas projects.
Tickets are £10 for adults, £5 for and under 10s are free. They can be bought from Fidler Taylor in Church Street, Ashbourne and John Stubbs Sports in St John’s Street, or from any member of Ashbourne Rotary.