Posted: 7th August 2017
From Silverstone to Shropshire – Soprano Emily Haig gears up for Proms and Prosecco in the Park
Fresh from performing to an estimated global TV audience of 400 million at the British Grand Prix on Sunday, soprano Emily Haig is gearing up to headline Shropshire’s Proms and Prosecco in the Park
Emily has become a firm favourite at sporting events earning a reputation as Wembley’s favourite anthem singer and performing the National Anthem at this year’s FA Cup Final.
“Silverstone was amazing. I have performed there before but the British Grand Prix is an event on a global scale,” said Emily. “Singing the National Anthem is fabulous and leads perfectly into the Proms season. I’m very much looking forward to Proms and Prosecco in the Park where I will be singing favourites, including Somewhere Over the Rainbow and I Could Have Danced All Night, before the much-loved Proms anthems such as World in Union and Jerusalem and then Land of Hope and Glory.”
It is the traditional conclusion to a Prom and Emily said: “It is always a thrill to sing, it builds and builds until the chord change when everyone joins in – it is just spine tingling.”
Anticipation is building for Proms and Prosecco in the Park at Chetwynd Deer Park, Newport, on Saturday, 9 September.
“Who doesn’t enjoy a glass of Prosecco in the park?,” laughs Emily. “I haven’t been to the Newport area but people keep telling me it is beautiful and you must visit this place and that place.”
Operatic tenor Jack Foley is among the performers and Emily revealed that the audience could expect her to join him in a duet.
Locally based Fizz Festivals Ltd have brought together an exciting mix of musicians and classical singers for Proms and Prosecco in the Park.
Foley has performed with The Royal Opera, Covent Garden Carl Rosa Opera Company and Grange Park Opera as well as starring in musicals across Britain and internationally.
Also taking to the stage will be up and coming singing star Alexandra Jayne, from nearby Wheaton Aston. Alexandra was recently chosen to support James blunt at a Birmingham concert and won praise from the pop star for her “really beautiful and easily identifiable” voice.
The Newport audience will also enjoy performances from the Cosford Military Wives Choir; pianist and musical director David Lane, who has a 40-year career in national tours and well-known West End musicals, including Singing in the Rain; a string quartet from the Camerata of London Chamber Orchestra, Amadeus Brass Quintet, part of the world’s foremost training orchestra and Prima Wind Quintet, a five- piece group from Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music.
Proms and Prosecco in the Park is the brainchild of Esther Wright and Sarah Lewis, of Fizz Festivals Ltd. Esther said: “Sarah and I are both extremely passionate about creating fabulous events that appeal to all generations in our home counties of Shropshire and Staffordshire.
“We create unique experiences – magical musical events which bring together the best of local food and drink producers.”
Gates open on September at 2pm and the live music will start at 4pm and finish at 9pm. However, tickets are available by advanced purchase only, at www.fizzfestivals.com.
Early bird adult tickets are priced at £17 per person until the end of July, or £16 per person for group bookings of ten or more adults. Children’s tickets (12 and under) are free when purchased with an adult ticket.
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