The Last Night of the Proms is coming to the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds in mid September with a performance from the Bury St Edmunds Concert Band!
The concert, which aims to raise funds for the Theatre Royal’s community and education activities, takes place on Saturday 14th September and will feature a host of well known classics that light up the Royal Albert Hall annually including Pomp and Circumstance, Fantasia on British Sea Songs and Jerusalem.
Rob Head, recently appointed Director of Music with the Bury St Edmunds Concert Band, has already performed at the iconic London venue and he’s looking forward to bringing his talented group of musicians to the Theatre Royal: “This will be our biggest concert of the year and it’s an event that everyone in the band is keenly anticipating.
“It promises to be a wonderfully rousing evening reflecting all of the patriotic pomp and ceremony of the Last Night of the Proms and will include many of the classic tunes.
“We hope those attending will get into the spirit and bring union jacks and other flags to create a real sense of occasion!” added Rob.
Founded in 1991 by schoolteacher Bryan Dalton, the Bury St Edmunds Concert Band comprises of 40 musicians aged from 16 to 90 and features woodwind, brass and percussion sections. They regularly perform indoor and outdoor concerts across East Anglia and anyone requiring more information can visit www.burystedmundsconcertband.co.uk
Tickets for the Last Night of the Proms at the Theatre Royal are priced at £12 and are available from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 01284 769505 / [email protected] / www.theatreroyal.org
The Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is the UK's last surviving working Regency playhouse. Under the care of the National Trust, it is a Grade 1 Listed building, which underwent a £5.3 million restoration in 2005 to return it to its original 1819 layout and design. The Theatre Royal is owned by the Greene King Brewery, leased by the Brewery to the National Trust, which in turn has leased the Theatre to Bury St Edmunds Theatre Management Ltd to run it as a working theatre.