Sunday, 30 September 2012

"Last Night of the Proms" Rotary Club of Ashbourne.

Gail and I had been looking forward to attending this "Last Night of the Proms" Concert being organised by the Rotary Club of Ashbourne for some time and we were definately not disappointed.  The Mayor and Mayoress of Ashbourne were also guests for the evening.   The venue was St. John's Church on Buxton Road at Ashbourne and having managed to find somewhere to park for the evening made our way to the church, arriving in plenty of time.

With an audience in the region of 200 the church, whilst not full to capacity was more than enough to create a really good atmosphere. 

Music was provided by the Ashbourne Town Band, under their conductor, Russell Bevan, a young man who really made the evening buzz.    One of the presenters fro Ashbourne Radio, Steve Jenner was the compere for the evening.

The music took a tour around Britian with Men of Harlech, Mull of Kintyre, accompamnied by a lady called Liz on the bagpipes(sorry Liz but I can't recall your surname), Londonderry Air and British Grenadiers setting the scene.   We were marvellously entertained to several solos, from Cathy Oldfield, who I believe is a local celebrity.   

After a refreshment break the music stepped up into the realms of Pomp and Circumstance No 1, Dam Busters March and Jerusalem,  all with accompanying flag waving and hearty singing by the audience.

Conductor - Russell Bevan

President Chris amid a sea of read white and blue

 Pres. Chris, with Notty and the Mayor and Mayoress
The piper - Liz
At the (almost) conclusion to the evening, the President of Asbourne Rotary Club, presented cheques to three First Responder Units from the Ashbourne area and thanked the various people that had arranged the event and made itr happen.

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