It Promised to be a great success...

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Almost 3,000 music-lovers gathered in Campbell Park to enjoy a sensational and stirring proms concert last Friday.

It was presented by Milton Keynes City Orchestra in partnership with The Parks Trust.

Despite the weather, umbrellas were bobbing and flags were hoisted to the uplifting classical favourites, including the Dambusters March, Rule Britannia and, of course, Pomp and Circumstance.

The audience were in great voice, with a wave of union jacks and red, white and blue costumes.

An rousing Can-Can brought the audience to their feet and celebrations in the audience were acknowledged with an impromptu chorus of Happy Birthday.

It was an uplifting evening under the baton of MKCO Founder and Conductor Hilary Davan Wetton, followed by a spectacular firework display. Marian Livingstone, chairman of the Milton Keynes City Orchestra said:

“This event has grown year on year and the city has taken the MK Proms in the Park to its heart.

“I’m very proud of the performance of our professional musicians and guest soloists and delighted to partner The Parks Trust who have created this marvellous Ampitheatre in Campbell Park.”

David Foster, chief executive at The Parks Trust added: “The partnership with MKCO and the generosity of our sponsors has created a brilliant classical experience that is accessible and engaging for all.

“We are really pleased to be able to offer first class entertainment within the beautiful setting of Campbell Park.”