Come along and be a part of the 30,000 strong crowd at the UK's biggest free outdoor classical concert, in the stunning natural amphitheatre that is Darley Park.
The Darley Park Concert returns for another evening of classical music, rounded off by a fantastic firework display.
East Midlands Orchestra Sinfonia Viva will perform a programme that takes its theme from the 175th anniversary of the railway coming to Derby and so is full of all things train related.
Classic FM’s Saturday lunchtime presenter, Nicholas Owen, will host the concert, which includes classics both old and new from concert hall, stage and screen.
James Holmes is back to conduct the orchestra once again and the award-winning baritone Grant Doyle also returns to lead the vocal numbers. These include two numbers with music written by Andrew Lloyd-Webber for which Doyle will be joined by members of Big Adventures Youth Theatre Company who will form the chorus for Skimbleshanks. Joe Perry, from within the chorus, will take on the part of Rusty in the Starlight Sequence.
The evening will be rounded off with the classic 1812 Overture from Tchaikovsky and the traditional audience sing-along.
Further entertainment will be provided by the Rolls-Royce Ladies Choir who will perform at 6.20pm and the Male Voice Choir, who will perform at 7.55pm.
Bring a lovely picnic as well as sun cream, jumpers, waterproofs, a torch, something to sit on, etc, etc and......your 'ooo's' and 'ah's' for the fireworks :), plus your singing voice for the crowd sing along at the end.
I'll post further details closer to the time of exact meet up time and place - we will probably aim to meet near the entrance to the park - watch this space!
MEETING POINT UPDATE: Plan is to meet at 5.30pm opposite the Abbey Pub on Darley Street, which is the entrance to the park there. We will wait around 10 minutes for people. As this is a big event we need to get into the park early enough to get a space for the group, so we can't wait a long time. I will have a very, very tall bamboo cane from my garden (possibly with piece of tinsel at the top), so that you can spot us!
I will send a mobile number round closer to Sunday so that you can let us know if any problems on the day. If anyone is coming later - please let us know asap and we will do what we can to meet up - but it can be tricky in such a large crowd.
Weather looking dry for tomorrow, but this is UK so anything is still possible! Don't forget something warm to wear for later on. Looking forward to seeing everyone! :)