|Sir James Galway on stage with the Ulster Orchestra at this year’s BBC Proms in the Park in the grounds of Hillsborough Castle.||The Mayor of Lisburn City Council, Councillor Allan Ewart, pictured during the interval with former Mayor James Tinsley (left) and Councillor Andrew Ewing (right).|
Thousands of people enjoyed a magical evening of music in the grounds of Hillsborough Castle on Saturday 12th September at this year’s BBC Proms in the Park. The annual musical extravaganza, now in its eighth year, is part of the world-famous ‘Last Night of the Proms’ celebrations happening throughout the UK.
The event was supported by NS&I (National Savings & Investments) and Lisburn City Council, who teamed up with the Ulster Orchestra on a grand scale to present a night of popular classics. Hosted by BBC Northern Ireland’s Noel Thompson, it featured performances from world renowned musicians and singers including Belfast-born world-famous flautist Sir James Galway and his wife, also an internationally acclaimed flautist; Newtownards-born soprano Rebekah Coffey; the Ulster Orchestra, under the baton of Wayne Marshall; singer Peter Corry and 1st Old Boys Silver Band from Belfast.
|Environment Minister Alderman Edwin Poots MLA enjoying a chat during the interval.||David Burliegh and his father John pictured against the stunning backdrop of the castle.|