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Proms at St Judes

Public information

Festival or Organisation Name: 

Proms at St Judes

Dates: 

24-6-2017 to 02-7-2017

Location: 

St Jude-on-the-Hill, Central Square
London NW11 7AH

Festival or Organisation description: 

Highly acclaimed Nevill Holt Opera return on the opening night of the 2017 Proms at St Jude's Festival which runs from Saturday 24 June to Sunday 2 July.

 

The nine-day festival of music, literature, children's events and guided walks with top national and international artists takes place in the unique setting of Hampstead Garden Suburb, North London.

 

This charming Edwardian model community with its beautiful buildings, parkland and gardens has for the last 25 years been home of one of the capital's best-loved summer events.

 

Nevill Holt Opera, always a Proms sell-out, will be making their fourth consecutive visit. This year the talented young singers and musicians will perform Tosca, one of the world's best loved operas.

 

Other highlights include the Choir of King's College, Cambridge performing Faure's Requiem; Michael Collins and Friends, with renowned soprano Grace Davidson, performing Schubert and Mozart; and the Chilingirian Quartet, with pianist Andrew Brwonell, performing Brahms's Piano Quintet in F minor.

 

A traditional Last Night of the Proms will include Saint-Saens' Organ Symphony and all the traditional favourites.

Every day there are free lunchtime concerts in one of the Suburb's imposing Lutyens-designed churches. Younger patrons are catered for with a series of children's events and there are guided tours around what architectural historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, described as "the most nearly perfect example of that English invention and speciality, the garden suburb".

 

The Proms highly acclaimed Literary Festival runs on the first weekend: 24 and 25 June.

 

Booking for the public open opens Monday, 24 April but a Friends scheme offers priority tickets, invitations to special events and VIP hospitality.

 

Almost everyone involved with Proms is a volunteer and all surplus funds go to charity. Last year we donated £45,000 to the Make It! programme at Toynbee Hall to help disadvantaged young people and to the North London Hospice which helps people to live with a potentially life-limiting illness.

Find out more, including how to become a friend and how to sign up for our newsletter, by going to www.promsatstjudes.org.uk.

 

Further press information:

Ron Finlay, ron.finlay@promsatstjudes.org.uk 07779 013093