Music and soloists announced for MK Proms

MPMC James Cleverton
MPMC James Cleverton

The stage is set for MK Proms in the Park which promises to be the biggest and best event yet. With just 14 days to go until the big night out in Campbell Park, organisers Milton Keynes City Orchestra and The Parks Trust, have announced top soloists James Cleverton and Emily Haig as part of the line-up.

Under the baton of MKCO founder Hilary Davan Wetton, the orchestra will be joined by James, a baritone in demand around the globe, singing well known roles in operatic productions and in concert for spectacular gala concerts in the Royal Albert Hall and major venues in the UK. He will be joined by soprano Emily, who took the MK Proms by storm last year delighting the crowds with her beautiful voice and charming performance.

Emily HaIg

Emily HaIg

James will perform the witty Largo al factotum from the Barber of Seville and the rousing Toreador song from Carmen. Emily will reach our hearts with performances of Vissi d’arte from Tosca and You’ll Never Walk Alone from Carousel. They will duet in the seductive La ci darem la mano from Don Giovanni and lead the chorus of Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory.

MKCO will bring the audience to their feet with The Dambusters March and the Can Can among a programme of popular classical music, during a two-hour concert, closing with a magnificent firework display.

Marian Livingstone, chairman of MKCO, said: “Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and in response to public demand, MKCO in partnership with The Parks Trust will deliver the very best Proms in the Park for MK this year. Yamaha has provided the sound, ensuring a first-class listening experience. Our professional players and the dramatic performances from James and Emily will give everyone a night to remember.”

More than 1,500 tickets have already been sold, and generous sponsorship from Yamaha, Safesmart, RBS Commercial Banking, Handelsbanken, CS2 , Crispin Rhodes and Jackson Coles will all benefit the charitable community work of the Milton Keynes City Orchestra and The Parks Trust.

MK Proms in the Park is to be held at Campbell Park on August 15. For further information please contact Marian Livingstone 01908 233123 /07836 583505 marian@livingstonewhite.co.uk