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Celebrate Last Night of the Proms across the UK

After a packed two months, the 117th BBC Proms comes to a spectacular end on Saturday 10 September. The world-renowned Last Night of the Proms festivities once again extend far beyond London's Royal Albert Hall, as people come together in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to be part of the magic of the Last Night.

Last Night of the Proms live events take place at Hyde Park in London, Caird Hall in Dundee, Castle Park in Bangor (County Down) and Owain Glyndwr Playing Fields in Caerphilly on Saturday 10 September, each with their own starry line-ups, BBC Orchestras and presenters. Each concert culminates in a live big-screen link-up to the Royal Albert Hall as all are invited to join soprano Susan Bullock singing the Sound of Music's Climb ev'ry mountain and Carousel's You'll Never Walk Alone.

In London Edward Gardner becomes the youngest conductor in nearly 70 years to lead the festivities at the Royal Albert Hall. The concert opens with a world premiere by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, commissioned by the Musicians Benevolent Fund to thank the Promenaders for their collections and donations to musical charities. The new work includes a participatory moment for the Prommers.

Proms in the Park in Hyde Park, London, returns for the 16th year asKatherine JenkinsRussell WatsonJosh GrobanRolf Harris and Westlife perform in front of an audience of tens of thousands. PianistLang Lang plays Liszt at both Hyde Park and the Royal Albert Hall – the first artist ever to perform at both events on the same night!

West End star Alfie Boe headlines Dundee's Caird Hall event, while soprano Lesley Garrett and 2011 Proms pianist Barry Douglas perform at Castle Park in Bangor, County Down. The One Show's Alex Jonespresents Caerphilly's Proms in the Park alongside Tim Rhys-Evans, introducing tenor Wynne Evans and soprano Elin Manahan Thomas.

Audiences can also join in at BBC Big Screen events across the UK. For details regarding the BBC Big Screens, visit the website.

Booking information online at bbc.co.uk/proms.

Big Screens

Audiences can also see the Last Night of the Proms celebrations via one of the BBC Big Screens around the country: Belfast (City Hall)*, Birmingham (Victoria Square), Bradford (Centenary Square), Bristol (Millennium Square), Cardiff (The Hayes), Coventry (Millennium Place), Derby (Market Place)*, Dover (Market Square), Edinburgh (Festival Square), Leeds (Millennium Square), Leicester (Humberstone Gate), Manchester (Exchange Square), Middlesbrough (Centre Square)*, Norwich (Chapelfield Plain), Plymouth (Armada Way)*, Portsmouth (Guildhall Square)*, Swindon (Wharf Green)*, Waltham Forest (Walthamstow Town Square), and Woolwich (General Gordon Place).

The Belfast, Edinburgh and Cardiff screens will be carrying their national Proms in the Parks programme screenings.

*Locations with additional entertainment. All other screenings are subject to individual screen hours and sound levels meaning end times may vary.

MC4

 

August 31, 2011 11:45am by London Newsdesk   Comments (0)

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