Festival comes to the last night

Wingates Brass Band
Wingates Brass Band
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This year’s inaugural Ribble Valley Music Festival – already an unprecedented success – concludes with a ‘Last Night of the Proms’ on Friday.

The prom – making use of the marvellous acoustics of Christ Church in Chatburn – will include music from the movies, when the atmosphere of a visit to the cinema will be created with popular film clips on a big screen plus a film specially produced for the concert that is edited to fit the live music.

Live acting in costume and especially composed poetry have also been added to make for what should be a unique and enjoyable evening.

The second half of the evening will be full of high spirited rejoicing with the usual patriotic prom favourites.

Flags will be loaned strictly on the understanding that they are waved vigorously and that the singing by the borrower is loud!

Music will come from the award winning Championship Section Wingates Band – one of the most versatile and entertaining bands in the North of England – who won rave reviews from their recent performance in the play Brassed Off at the Octagon Theatre in Bolton.

The church organ will also feature in the music. Special guests include soprano Kaitlin Wineyard.

Last Night of the Chatburn Proms takes place at 8pm on September 18 at Christ Church, Chatburn.

Tickets are £10 including complimentary home-made cake, tea, coffee and wine, and all proceeds are donated to the church.

Call 01200 441624 or 01254 384893 to buy tickets.