NEW LOCATION, NEW NAME AND NEW BRANDING
FOR PROMS ON THE BAY 2016: GUERNSEY’S SUMMER FINALE
Saturday 10 September 2016
South Esplanade, beside Havelet Bay, is the new location for the newly named Proms on the Bay that will take place on Saturday 10 September 2016. Colloquially known as Guernsey’s Summer Finale, Proms on the Bay will be, once again, a celebration of world-class orchestral and choral musical excellence and the patriotism, singing and cultural history of the Last Night of the Proms from the Royal Albert Hall in London.
The Alidome Stage which has made its mark at previous outdoor events in Guernsey will be positioned at the bottom of the Val de Terres, facing north, and will be the theatre for both the Guernsey Symphonic Winds and the Guernsey Male Welsh Voice Choir who will perform the first half of the Proms on the Bay musical programme on Saturday 10 September.
Guernsey Symphonic Winds recently celebrated their 10th anniversary since forming in 2005 and are a community concert wind band that performs music ranging from military band and wind band specific compositions through to classical arrangements, jazz numbers, film music and easy listening. Conducted by Alan Gough, Guernsey Symphonic Winds, are no strangers to large outdoor concerts as they last played at Proms on the Pier in 2013.
The Guernsey Welsh Male Voice Choir was formed in 2003 when a group of Welsh expatriates at the Guernsey Rugby Club decided that Guernsey should experience the sound of their homeland. Since then, the choir has gone from strength to strength performing at Rennes music festival, supporting touring Welsh choirs when visiting Guernsey and holding their own gala concerts. They consistently collect first prize in their class at Guernsey’s annual Eisteddfod and last performed at Proms on the Pier in 2014; the year that they changed their name from Welsh Boys Aloud to the Guernsey Welsh Male Voice Choir.
Proms on the Bay is free to all to attend due to the commitment of local companies who provide the financial support for Proms on the Bay to happen and to be enjoyed by islanders and visitors alike. Principal Sponsors of 2016 Proms on the Bay are FCG proud parent of 1st CENTRAL, Guernsey Arts Commission, Long Port Group and Zedra.
“Proms has been one of Guernsey’s most popular outdoor events for over ten years and our sincere thanks and appreciation go to all the sponsors who enable us to stage such a comprehensive evening of world-class music on Saturday 10 September 2016,” said Alex Bridle, Managing Director, The Guernsey Event Company who organises the event. “The need to find a new location for Proms has presented both a better and more interesting venue at Havelet Bay and has also instigated a new name and refreshment of the branding for the event.”