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Brass night at the proms in aid of Lord Mayor of York's charities
10:18am Tuesday 14th August 2012 in News
THE Lord Mayor of York is to host a special proms concert in aid of his charities.
Featuring National Brass Band Championship finalists the Shepherd Group Brass Band and the York Railway Institute Brass Band, the open-air event will take place in the Mystery Plays Theatre in the Museum Gardens on Monday.
Classic prom favourites will be performed, as well as pieces celebrating 800 years of York’s history since King John granted it a Royal Charter.
The Lord Mayor, Coun Keith Hyman , will be joined by the Lady Mayoress, Sheriff and Sheriff’s Lady, though the Lord Mayor said the Civic Party brass quartet would not be taking part in the actual concert.
Coun Hyman said: “I can blow a raspberry, but I’m not up to playing Pomp and Circumstance.”
The compere and narrator will be the York-based actor Andrew Dunn , who is best known for his role as the canteen manager Tony in Victoria Wood’s BBC sitcom Dinnerladies. The concert will take place on Monday at 7.30pm.
Tickets are on sale at the York Theatre Royal box office and cost from £12 to £20.
All proceeds will go to the Lord Mayor’s charities which are The Special Olympics, City of York, and SSAFA Forces Help.