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Classical Concert At The Cricket – Saturday 19Th August 2017

Classical Concert At The Cricket – Saturday 19Th August 2017

The Last Night Of The Proms is coming to New Road via a spectacular Classical Concert at Worcestershire CCC's headquarters this summer.

The 47 piece National Symphony Orchestra will be providing the pomp and circumstance in a two hour extravaganza during the evening of Saturday 19th August 2017.

It promises to be another musical event to remember being staged by the County which will come under the banner of their 'New Road Live' brand.

Already superstar Olly Murs is appearing on Sunday 25th June and a second 'Legends' concert head-lined by Billy Ocean, Paul Carrack and the Boomtown Rats will take place on Saturday 9th September.

But it is hoped the Classical venture will appeal to yet another section of the Worcestershire CCC demographic and the more traditional type of membership.

The iconic backdrop of the Cathedral for such a concert on a balmy summer evening is quintessential England at its best.

Annette Wardell will be the guest soprano for the Proms Finale of 'Land of Hope and Glory', 'Jerusalem' and 'Rule Britannia' etc.

Concert goers are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket, hamper and the bubbly for a night to remember.

Managing Director Jon Graham said: "We have been piloting things for a couple of years via the Outdoor Cinema Events and then the Legends concert last September upped the ante.

"It got us into the mentality of hosting major outdoor events which now come under the brand 'New Road Live' and ensuring New Road is not only a first class venue for cricket, but also events with its location and setting.

"The strategy was can we get a top artist relevant to 2017 and Olly Murs fitted the bill, he will bring in a bumper crowd and also appeal to the demographic of people who come to NatWest T20  Blast cricket.

"The Legends concerts are a long term plan, but the one last year was successful and ultimately profitable so we were keen to do another this year.

"However we also wanted to put on an outdoor event which appealed to our more traditional member and we think the classical concert fits that bill.

"The vision is to get a few thousand people on the outfield with picnic baskets and hampers and we are very positive about how it is going to go and, pardon the pun, will be another string to our bow.

"We want to be in a position where every year we are putting on concerts that appeal to youngsters and traditional members."

The gates for the Classical Concert will open at 5pm with the concert getting underway at 7.30pm and ending at 10pm after a half hour interval.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for adults at £35 with children aged between five and sixteen at £16.

To purchase tickets click here!


National Anthem

Test Match Special Theme Music

Coates – Dambusters March

Mozart – Queen of the Night aria (Annette)

Swing Low Sweet Chariot (Annette)

Simon and Garfunkel Tribute 6 numbers

Strauss – Blue Danube Waltz

Tchaikovsky – 1812 Overture Finale





Fukit – “March of the Gladiators”

Kenneth J Alford – arr. Ogden "Colonel Bogey March"

Eric Coates – "Calling All Workers"

Bratton – arr. Ogden "Teddy Bears’ Picnic"

Souza – "Liberty Bell March"

“Can Can” from Orpheus in the Underworld

Rogers and Hammerstein – “You’ll Never Walk Alone”

Parker – "We'll Meet Again" (Annette)

Elgar – "Nimrod" from Enigma Variations

Trad. Hornpipe from Sea Songs

Trad. Rule Britannia (Annette)

Parry – Jerusalem (Annette)

Land of Hope and Glory (Annette)

(encore Land of Hope and Glory)