In June, fans of orchestral and choral music are in for a real treat as the long-awaited Harrogate Proms comes to town.
Three years ago, Harrogate music lovers were looking forward to this special showcase concert but, due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the event had to be postponed.
The event, which will now take place on Saturday 24 June at 7.30pm at the Harrogate Convention Centre, has been organised by Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity (HHCC), in partnership with the Harrogate Choral Society (HCS) and the Harrogate Symphony Orchestra (HSO).
The Harrogate Proms will feature a performance by world-renowned soprano soloist, Sarah Fox, who has previously performed in the BBC Proms and is a regular performer locally and on BBC Radio 2. A unique, specially formed choir, ‘Voices for Harrogate’, will be accompanied by the HSO and perform both and operatic and traditional Proms favourites.
The evening will be compered by BBC broadcaster and radio presenter, Liz Green and the concert will be conducted by Bryan Western of HSO and David Lawrence of HCS.
All proceeds from the event will be donated directly to HHCC to help make life-changing differences to patients and their families.
Sammy Lambert, Business Development, Charity and Volunteer Manager for HHCC, says “This is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate all that is great with the NHS and for us to thank the public for their support through these recent difficult times. Unfortunately, our previously scheduled Proms event had to be postponed due to lockdown restrictions, but we are delighted that we are finally able to present this wonderful showcase, which promises to be the musical event of the year. We are looking forward to having a full auditorium, with the obligatory hooters and flag waving of a traditional Proms event.”
There are still opportunities for local companies and individuals to support our event and anyone interested should email [email protected]
Voices for Harrogate, which currently comprises almost 300 singers, is looking for new singers to join the choir, particularly any tenors or basses, ahead of rehearsals which start after Easter. Budding performers should email [email protected] to register their interest and find out more about the choir.
Tickets are now on sale via the Harrogate Theatre Box Office, ranging from £18 to £28 per person (students half price and 14s and under free). Please visit www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk/events/the-harrogate-proms or call 01423 502116 to book tickets. All ticket sales include a £3 donation to HHCC.
For further information please contact:
Giles Latham, Communications and Marketing Manager on [email protected] and 01423 557470.
Greg Dawson, Communications and Marketing Assistant, on [email protected] and 01423 557732.
Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity
Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity is the Charity for Harrogate District Hospital and Community Health Services. The Charity raises funds to help do more for local patients and their families when they need it most. They fund specialist equipment, training and services over and above what the NHS provides, and raise funds for individual departments and services and the charity as a whole. To support Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity, visit www.hhcc.co.uk.
Registered charity 1050008