The Proms in Campbell Park returns for 2015

Internationally famous soprano Janice Watson PNL-150622-111532001

Internationally famous soprano Janice Watson PNL-150622-111532001

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The Proms in Campbell Park returns to Milton Keynes in August, it has been announced today.

Milton Keynes City Orchestra and The Parks Trust have once again partnered up for another uplifting open-air concert, as MKCO perform a host of classical favourites under the baton of its founder Hilary Davan Wetton.

Taking to the stage alongside the orchestra will be internationally famous soprano, Janice Watson.

Originally a flautist, she began taking singing seriously at the instigation of the tenor Phillip Langridge and at the age of 23 won the Kathleen Ferrier Award and the Royal Overseas League launching her into the upper levels of the singing profession. Janice has also won a Grammy with two further nominations to her name.

Friends for a number of years, Janice and Hilary have a fantastic musical relationship, guaranteeing a brilliant performance on the stage.

Following the orchestra will be a spectacular fireworks display, providing families with a perfect end to the evening on Friday, August 14.

Marian Livingston, Chairman of MKCO, said: “The Proms in Campbell Park is a great partnership success for us with The Parks Trust and it keeps getting better every year.

“We’re currently working on an exciting programme to bring everyone all their favourite classics and to ensure a wonderful musical evening.”

David Foster, Chief Executive at The Parks Trust, said: “The Proms in Campbell Park is a special event for Milton Keynes and grows in popularity each year. It highlights everything a great British summer has to offer. It is great to see people having a good time in Campbell Park while taking in the sounds of Milton Keynes City Orchestra.”

Tickets for the concert cost just £14 for adults, £8 for children or £35 for a family ticket and can be purchased online at www.theparkstrust.com or www.mkco.org.