Proms Celebration Praise

A crowd of some 200 people gathered at Sheffield Citadel at the weekend for SCB’s first Proms Celebration event.  Armed with their flags, everyone was keen to quickly enter into the spirit of the occasion & flags were soon being waved along to the music.

The first half of the programme incorporated a selection of American based music and people were soon humming along to the tunes of “Breezin Down Broadway” and picturing Yul Brynner as they listened to the music of the Magnificent Seven.  Soloist Sue Blyth joined with SCB for the evening & brought a tear to many eyes as she sang “On my own” from Les Miserables.  The bass solo “The Bare Necessities” proved popular as bandsman Paul Wileman donned his bear costume for the concluding half of his solo.  SCB rose to their feet for the conclusion of “The stars and stripes forever” as the congregation waved along with their flags.

During the second half of the programme SCB presented a musical tour around the United Kingdom in “Famous British Marches” and then a journey around the British countryside with  “Last of the summer wine”, “Island Dreams” and the cornet solo “Beauty of the Barley field” played by Adrian Wileman.  The congregation had the opportunity to sing along to the favourite “Jerusalem” and “Keep Smiling Through” which featured a number of wartime songs and then Sue led the congregation in the enthusiastic singing of Rule Britannia, adorned in her Britannia costume.

The evening concluded with a favourite march for many: “Under Two Flags”, the hall  awash with a sea of red white and blue flags, balloons and bunting and many happy smiling faces.  The end of a fantastic evening.

More photos from the evening can be seen on our Facebook page

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