I had such a fantastic day. What an honour it was to perform with the Yorkshire Festival Orchestra, under the direction of Ben Crick, for the York Proms.
York is the kind of city that leaves a lasting impression on all her visitors because of the wealth of history, architecture and culture that the locals are lucky enough to live right on top of.
York has a number of festivals each year, which incorporate music, arts, food, comedy and more. However, York didn't have its very own summer proms event, which is a central feature of the entertainment calendar for many other towns and cities. In 2017, a passionate local team launched the first York Proms to a sell out crowd in the York Museum Gardens, overlooked by the one thousand year old ruins of St Mary’s Abbey. Bathed in glorious summer sunshine, 2000 music lovers enjoyed their picnics, waved their flags and sang along to a selection of proms favourites and music from across the classical and musical theatre repertoire.
The songs I performed were:
Quando M'en Vo from 'La Boheme' by Puccini
O mio babbino caro from 'Gianni Schicchi' by Puccini
Medley from 'The Sound of Music' by Rogers and Hammerstein
Poor Wandring One from 'Pirates of Penzance' by Gilbert and Sullivan
Nella Fantasia by Morricone/Ferrau
Tonight from 'West Side Story' by Bernstein
Jerusalem by Blake/Parry
Rule Britannia by Thomson/Arne
Pomp and Circumstance (Land of Hope and Glory) by Elgar/Benson
For more information about the event, please visit the website:
Jennifer Coleman - is a classical / opera singer, and vocal coach, performing across the UK and internationally.