Sunday, September 12, 2010

Proms in the Park - Hillsborough 2010

The weather could have been worse last night. We were up at Hillsborough Castle for Proms in the Park.

Duke Special was wonderful - though the network Last Night of the Proms show which used part of his performance from the first half of the programme missed out on his theatrical Digging An Early Grace.

Violinist Alexandra Soumm showed that she could attack her instrument in a vigorous performance of Waxman's Carmen Fantasie, but followed it with such a gentle and beautiful rendition of Massenet's Meditation from Thais.

The Priests showed their gentle humour and understated talent as they performed four songs in the second half, replacing Russell Watson who pulled out of the event at short notice through illness.

Liverpool FC fans must have been in short supply (or just depressed) as the singing along to You'll Never Walk Alone lacked the commitment it deserved.

Like previous years, it's hard to beat an orchestra playing in tandem with overhead fireworks.

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