Fareham church to host special Last Night of the Proms concert

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The Last Night of the Proms will be coming to Fareham tomorrow night.

The Littlehampton Concert Band will be performing all the usual popular classics and patriotic pieces, like Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March and Land of Hope and Glory at Holy Trinity Church in West Street.

The atmosphere will be distinctly informal and the church transformed with balloons, bunting and flags to wave.

The band performs over a wide area along the south coast and overseas and it makes music in a fun and interactive way and supports worthy causes with their fundraising.

On this occasion, the band is helping Holy Trinity with its High Time appeal, a project to restore its tower and Victorian clock, and improve facilities in the church for community use.

The soprano soloist, Julie Brombley, is well known locally, having performed in many classical works with the Southampton Concert Orchestra and others.

She also played Mother Superior in The Sound of Music at Ferneham Hall with Fareham Musical Society in 2014.

‘The Last Night of the Proms will be great fun for all the family,’ said the Reverend Sally Davenport, Rector of Holy Trinity.

‘Restoration work is going well and should be complete by the end of the year. We shall soon be turning our attention to refurbishment inside.

‘We have been amazed at the generous support of our community here in Fareham and from people further afield, like the Littlehampton Concert Band and our soprano soloist, Julie Brombley’.

The concert will start at 7.30pm on Saturday. During the break complimentary refreshments and nibbles will be served.

There will be a raffle with great prizes, including a hamper filled with traditional British goodies.

Tickets are £8.50, are available from the Parish Office, phone 01329 232688 or email office@htscf.org.uk. Proceeds will go towards the Holy Trinity Refurbishment Fund.

For more information go to htscf.org.uk or facebook.com/HolyTrinityHighTime.