You don’t have to be British to be a Prommer

The Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra proudly presents the “Last Night at the Proms.”

“The Proms, or promenade concerts, date back to 1895, are now a BBC tradition in Britain, and popular in concert halls around the world. The ‘Last Night at the Proms’ is very special, with popular classics followed by British patriotic pieces,” says SPO Music Director, Ronald Royer, who will conduct half of this performance.

“Of course, we’ve selected the music of British composers, with a special focus on choral music, featuring The Toronto Choral Society under the direction of Geoffrey Butler,” who will conduct the other half, adds Ronald.

Sir Edward William Elgar was the first composer to take recorded music seriously, back in the 1910s and 1920s. The Elgar program includes his Enigma Variations, the large-scale choral ode The Music Makers, Opus 69, and music everyone will recognize, Pomp and Circumstance #1 (Land of Hope and Glory).

We’ll also pay tribute to the music of Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry with his famous choral tune Jerusalem, which was featured in the opening ceremony of the recent London Olympics. This special night will also celebrate SPO’s recent generous support provided by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The Trillium Foundation helps build healthy and vibrant communities across Ontario through grants designed to stimulate the talent, creativity and drive within community-based organizations.

The SPO performance of “Last Night of The Proms” music selections will be held Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 8:00 p. m. at the Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel, 2021 Lawrence Avenue East (at Warden).

Tickets to the concert are available at the door or by calling the SPO Box Office at 416-429-0007 or by emailing [email protected] to reserve tickets. Prices are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors and $15 for students with ID. Group rates are available.

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