Last Night of the Proms – 21/10/2012

On Sunday 21st October 2012 Otterbourne Brass, conducted by Chris Davis, performed its ‘Last Night of the Proms’ concert at the Thornden Hall, Chandlers Ford. An audience of over 200, armed with flags and ready to raise the roof with their singing, were treated in the first half to a rendition of ‘Academic Festival Overture, the piece the band played at the National Finals.

The 3 fine soloists on the evening were Hugh Cameron, Principal Cornet, who played “Il Bacio”, Graham Jones, Principal Euphonium, who played “Macushla” and Ian Yardley, Eb Bass, who provided us with a very entertaining version of “The Bare Necessities”.The concert was bought to a rousing conclusion with the traditional Proms numbers – Fantasia on British Sea Songs, Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory. Our special guest, Katherine Penn, sang Rule Britannia and led the singing in the other favourites.This was the first Proms concert given by Otterbourne Brass but we hope to make it a regular feature in our calendar.