Our annual Last Night of the Proms Concert, took place in the Public Gardens, Alton.
This year’s theme was Jazz, and we performed a busy jazzy programme, besides all the Last Night of the Proms favourites in the second half.
Christopher Lawrence and Rebekah Abbott were our soloists this year, and also taking part were the Holybourne Singers and Alton Choral Society.
Our very own Christopher Gardner composed a fabulous Four Piece Suite especially for this concert which was very well received.
Crazy For You Overture (George and Ira Gershwin, arr. Jerry Brubaker)
Trip on the Watercress Line (Susie Hare)
International Dixieland Jamboree (arr. Bill Holcombe)
Second Walz from Suite no. 2 for Jazz Orchestra (Dmitry Shostakovich)
Four Piece Suite – Mambo (Chris Gardner)
Four Piece Suite – Blues in C (Chris Gardner)
Four Piece Suite – Waltz for Sim and Christine (Chris Gardner)
Four Piece Suite – Swing (Chris Gardner)
Alton Anthem (Words by Letita May, Music by Les Packett)
Nimrod (Edward Elgar)
Fantasia on British Sea Songs – Britannia – Christopher Lawrence
(Henry Wood, arr. Zaiva)