A night of tra­di­tion

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Or­ches­tral deco­rum will be left at the door while a sea of red, white and blue floods the Auck­land Town Hall to­mor­row night for the Last Night of the Proms.

The Auck­land Phil­har­mo­nia Orches­tra is invit­ing Auck­lan­ders to un­furl their Union Jacks and burst in to a ren­di­tion of Rule Bri­tan­nia for the evening of mu­sic where au­di­ence par­tic­i­pa­tion is not only al­lowed, it is ex­pected.

The con­cert is a show­case of all things Bri­tish and fea­tures mu­sic by El­gar, Vaughan Wil­liams, Brit­ten and Gil­bert and Sul­li­van.

Selec­tions from The Pi­rates of Pen­zance and Iolan­the will be per­formed by Helen Med­lyn, who was named a Mem­ber of the New Zealand Or­der of Merit in the Queen’s Birth­day Hon­ours list.

Award-win­ning con­duc­tor Ben­jamin Northey will lead the orches­tra in other Bri­tish or­ches­tral sta­ples in­clud­ing The Sailor’s Horn­pipe, Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory.

Last Night of the Proms will be held to­mor­row from 8pm at the Auck­land Town Hall.

Go to buyt­ick­ets.co.nz or phone 357 3355 for tick­ets.

Photo: ADRIAN MAL­LOCH

Proms: Trom­bone player Dou­glas Cross, left, and tuba player Jonathan Baker get ready for the Auck­land Phil­har­mo­nia Orches­tra’s Last Night of the Proms.

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