Thursday, 10 June 2010

Chester-le-Street Proms in the Park 2010

Chester-le-Street Proms in the Park
NAS/UWT Riverside Academy Band

Rachel Orr
Graeme Danby
Tony Washington
Rowan Pierce

FINAL preparations are being made for an annual Proms in the Park concert this weekend.

The event, hosted by Consett-born opera star Graeme Danby, takes place at Chester-le-Street cricket ground on Saturday.

Nearly 1,000 people attended the event at the Ropery Lane ground last summer and organisers are hoping for an even better turn out this year.

Mr Danby, Honorary Professor of Music at Sunderland University, will perform alongside Rachel Orr soprano, accompanied by the NASUWT Riverside Brass Band and Sunderland University Big Band.

Tony Washington will also perform "An Act of 2 Halves", following a tribute to comic Bobby Thompson with a medley of popular songs from the Seventies to the Nineties.

The event, which starts at 7.15pm, concludes with a number of proms favourites and a spectacular fireworks finale.

A junior event featuring some of the cream of the region’s up and coming talent, including the NASUWT Riverside Academy Band and rising opera singer Rowan Pierce will be held from 5.45pm.

For ticket information and availability please call: 0191 3883684 or e-mail

Tickets £12 before Saturday (£20 on the day) from Chester-le-Street Cricket Club