This time of year is the end of the Prom season, one of the world’s finest music festivals, which takes place in the Royal Albert Hall in London. There is always a traditional end to the Last Night of the Proms, with the audience (called promenaders because they are free to stroll about) joining in with a rousing chorus of our patriotic songs: Jerusalem, Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory. Lots of flag waving too!
This year, after our gloriously patriotic Jubilympics Maurice and I decided to go to the Proms in the Park, an outdoor concert in Hyde Park, London, to coincide with the Last Night of the Proms at the Albert Hall. Here’s 10 photos of Saturday evening:
There were 40,000 people there this year, much more than usual, possibly down to Kylie Minogue or Jubilympics or a bit of both
Hosted by one of our national treasures, Sir Terry Wogan
Featuring tenor Alfie Boe
and operatic boy band Il Divo (Carlos is my favourite!)
It was a really gorgeous sunny warm evening! How lucky after all the rain we’ve had this summer.
The London Community Gospel Choir were really ‘groovin’ their thing’!
Kylie looked and sounded stunning!
But the highlight of the evening for me was when we joined by video link up to the Albert Hall and sang Land of Hope and Glory, Rule Britannia and Jerusalem. Here’s what 40,000 union jacks looked like from our perspective down at the front!
What a great evening! Magic!