The Platinum Proms concert, at Chester Cathedral on Friday July 8, will be hosted by broadcaster and former Chester MP Gyles Brandreth with musical direction by Matt Baker. Featuring songs from the shows, popular music, opera, choral work and dance, the evening will culminate in the audience being invited to join in singing the National Anthem.
TV’s opera duo Belle Voci, Vale of Clwyd singers, musical theatre artist Phoebe Fildes, baritone Stephen Riordan, Chester Male Voice Choir, Tarporley’s Decibellas and A Handbag of Harmonies are just some joining the line-up. There will also be performances by students from The Hammond, Stagecoach and Fallen Angels Dance Theatre.
The concert is presented by The High Sheriff of Cheshire Jeannie France-Hayhurst in aid of Cheshire Community Foundation which raises funds to support hundreds of small charities and voluntary groups in the region. It is produced by Jo Sykes with artistic direction by John Young.
Jeannie said: “Our Queen is Britain’s longest serving monarch and what better way to celebrate such a wonderful milestone than with music and song. “The past two years have been so difficult for people in the performing arts and audiences have sorely missed live music. This will be the perfect opportunity to enjoy the wealth of talent we have in the region while celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s amazing 70 years on the throne.”
Matt Baker added: “Britain has changed so much since the young Elizabeth became our Queen but music has always been at the heart of our wonderful country. Some of our performers are as young as seven and some will remember the Coronation in 1953 – together we will share our love of music and the great joy it brings to everyone.”
Tickets, from £15, are available from the Chester Cathedral website from £15.
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