Darley Park Music and Fireworks Concert

http://www.derbylive.co.uk/whats-on/the-darley-park-concert2

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. 

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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! :)

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  • Beccy

    Thanks very much for organising Emma and Fiona, it was a great night, lovely to meet you all, see you all again soon

    1 · September 2

  • Paul B

    A lovely evening spent with great company. Had so many laughs. Thanks to Emma & Fiona for hosting and Diane for fetching me a coffee x
    PS. Emma, I'll bring the Muscatel dessert wine next time

    2 · September 2

    • Emma B

      Already looking forward to the Muscatel :) It was good to have you and others there.

      September 2

  • Ana M

    It was a 'sound as a pound/luvly jubbly' evening :-P ;-D
    No, seriously, it was a fab evening spent with lovely cherished friends. Worth every single minute in the car. Thanks a lot Emma and Fiona! :-)

    5 · September 1

    • Emma B

      Hahaha ! (such a northerner! ;) ) x

      September 1

  • Richard H.

    Better than last year. Had a great time . Thanks to Emma and Fiona for organising.

    2 · September 1

  • Nic

    Thanks Emma and Fiona. Had a good time and was nice to meet a few more of the group.

    3 · September 1

    • Emma B

      Good to meet you Nic. Hope you see you again soon.

      September 1

  • Diane

    Great night, thank you everyone for making me feel welcome

    2 · August 31, 2014

  • Kate E.

    Had a really good night. It was lovely to meet all of you. Great company take care kate

    2 · August 31, 2014

  • Fiona

    Late comers update: go past stage, head to the far loos and straight up, look for a tall bamboo with tinsel x

    August 31, 2014

  • Kate E.

    We r by the bancey castle left of the stage opposite the loos

    August 31, 2014

    • Kate E.

      On right of stage row of toliets half way up slop opposite first toliets of row fern stuck in ground with blue tinsel on

      1 · August 31, 2014

    • Kate E.

      On right of stage row of toliets half way up slop opposite first toliets of row fern stuck in ground with blue tinsel on

      August 31, 2014

  • Kate E.

    Ave room 3 of us

    August 31, 2014

    • Richard H.

      Yes, go to the right of the stage as far as the beer tent then walk uphill. Look out for the tall fern. That's where we're sitting.

      August 31, 2014

  • Frances

    Where are you please?

    August 31, 2014

  • Kate E.

    Shell we still wait 4 u at bottom of the path

    August 31, 2014

  • Fiona

    We're sitting by the far side of the park. Straight up from the loos near the trees. Look for the bamboo :)

    August 31, 2014

  • Kate E.

    Still waiting 4 u at bottom path

    August 31, 2014

  • Jen

    Last minute change of plans
    Missed it again. Maybe next year....have a brilliant time

    1 · August 31, 2014

  • Kate E.

    Gone thro gate down path to grass area entrance will wait here for you

    August 31, 2014

  • Kate E.

    Come though the entrance walked down to the grass area waiting here for u kate

    August 31, 2014

  • Kate E.

    On our way hope to meet at the entrance at 5 30

    1 · August 31, 2014

    • Emma B

      Great. We will wait at gate opposite Abbey pub for 10 mins. Any probs text us :)

      1 · August 31, 2014

  • Debbie A.

    I'm really sorry, but am not going to be able to attend. I was really looking forward to meeting you all; but I hope you have a lovely time!!

    1 · August 31, 2014

    • Emma B

      Hope to see you another time Debbie! :)

      August 31, 2014

  • Frances

    Hi Emma, can't read the second half of your message - where will you be please?

    August 31, 2014

    • Emma B

      Hi Frances. I sent out a mobile no yesterday - contact me on that number if you need to. By 6.30pm we will have found somewhere to sit but we wont know where exactly until we are there! Look for the tall bamboo cane we will have with us though :)

      August 31, 2014

    • Frances

      Thanks Emma

      1 · August 31, 2014

  • Jinny

    Hi Emma / Fiona
    I think we will be a bit late so hopefully see you there. However, as there will be so many people there, just in case we don't find you then have a great time! xx

    August 31, 2014

    • Emma B

      Hi Jin, ok no problem. Have a great time if we don't see you x

      August 31, 2014

  • Frances

    I'll be there about 6.30pm if that's ok?

    August 31, 2014

    • Emma B

      Hi Frances. We will be sat somewhere by then. So when you arrive you will need to text us or post on here and then hopefully you'll be able to spot us (look for tall bamboo cane),

      August 31, 2014

  • katrina h.

    not sure im going to this now...even though it looks great,my son is coming back from France today and ive missed him

    August 31, 2014

    • Emma B

      Hi Katrina. Ok. See you soon.

      August 31, 2014

  • Nic

    I've got another commitment in the afternoon, so will probably struggle to get there for 5.30 but fingers crossed, I'll be able to find you later.

    August 30, 2014

    • Nic

      Thanks Emma, will do.

      August 30, 2014

    • Fiona

      In case you're late, look out for Emma's very tall ;) bamboo cane from her garden so that you can spot us in the mass of people! We will try and post updates of where we're sitting for late comings, but signals may not be at it's best.

      August 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi guys I'm sorry but I can't make it now. Have a great evening :)

    August 30, 2014

    • Emma B

      Hope to see you another time then Chetna!

      1 · August 30, 2014

  • Diane

    If you can't get in the small free car park there is a large school car park close by at five pounds a car. Just follow the yellow signs. Looking forward to it, hope the weather holds

    1 · August 30, 2014

  • Kate E.

    I would think so I think we are sitting on grass

    August 27, 2014

    • Emma B

      Thanks, yes, as per above list. Best to bring something waterproof to sit on a chair.

      August 28, 2014

  • Jinny

    Do we need to take something to sit on i.e. blanket or chair?

    August 27, 2014

    • Fiona

      Hi Jin, camping chairs or blanket is ideal and lots of warm clothings :) x

      August 28, 2014

  • katrina h.

    sounds great...i may need to bring a child also.

    2 · July 27, 2014

    • Ali M.

      Just a random one or one of your own? ;OP

      1 · August 6, 2014

    • katrina h.

      random one.....lol

      August 24, 2014

  • Rachel

    Is it ok to bring the children?

    July 27, 2014

  • Andrew

    I'm a newbie to the group so looking forward to meeting you all. I think!!

    1 · August 23, 2014

    • Emma B

      Looking forward to meeting you Andrew too! It's a friendly group. See you soon :)

      1 · August 23, 2014

    • Andrew

      Thanks Emma. :)

      August 23, 2014

  • Ana M

    Yes please! Was lots of fun last year :-)

    2 · August 9, 2014

  • Wendy

    Sounds like a fantastic event, has anyone ideas about parking? I'm happy to drive a few folks from Nottingham or will it be easier to go by public transport?

    2 · July 28, 2014

    • marta d.

      Hi Wendy have you got still spare space in the car? I am from Nottingham City center not far from Victoria bus station :-)

      1 · July 28, 2014

    • Wendy

      Hi Marta, sorry, been unable to respond. Yes room for you in the car. And some! So if anyone else wants to hop in that's fine.

      August 4, 2014

  • marta d.

    I like to join you however I don't drive yet is there anyone how have spare place in the car ? :-)which I could take ? :-)

    July 28, 2014

    • Emma B

      Hi Marta - see below re a lift offer :)

      July 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is always a good event , looking forward to my 1st Nottingham meet up:)

    1 · July 28, 2014

    • Emma B

      Looking forward to having you at your 1st Nottingham meet up Chetna !:) It's a friendly group.

      1 · July 28, 2014

  • Fiona

    It was great last year :)

    1 · July 27, 2014

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