Free concert by the Sunderland Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the year of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
The Sunderland Symphony Orchestra (SSO) will perform their summer concert, titled Jubilee Celebration, at 7.30pm on Saturday July 2 at West Park Church opposite Park Lane Interchange.
With music from across the UK and plenty of music from Last Night of the Proms to wave those flags, the program will include Mendelssohn’s Fingal’s Cave, John Ansell’s Plymouth Hoe Overture, Leroy Anderson’s Irish Suite, David of White Rock by David Wheatley, Crown Imperil by Walton and Pomp and Circumstance No 1 by Elgar, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart.
SSO Music Director David Milner said: “In 1977, as a member of the HM Life Guards Band, I performed at many events for Her Majesty’s Silver Jubilee. “I had no idea at the time that 45 years later I would be involved in any musical activity celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, this time as conductor of the Sunderland Symphony Orchestra.
“The program for our Jubilee celebration includes music representing each of the four countries that make up the UK, as well as favorite tunes loved by Her Majesty.
“We had a great time rehearsing these works and look forward to the concert where we hope the audience will be in good voice and enthusiastically wave these flags. A unique achievement for a unique woman.”
The concert is a free event, although donations are welcome to support the work of the orchestra’s Orchestra in the City program.