SINGING IN THE RAIN AT BBC PROMS
This weekend thousands of classical music fans faced the rain to attend BBC Proms in the Park, delivered once again by us here at Ear to the Ground.
The Northern leg was held in Salford with a live broadcast and link up to the end of season showstopper at the Albert Hall. With the opening line, “I was put on this earth to entertain you!” Saturday night TV star John Barrowman’s glitzy, show-stopping performance took the (non-existent) roof off. He was joined by mezzo soprano Juliette Pochin, Salford’s very own opera singer Jon Christos and accompanied by the BBC’s ever-impressive Philharmonic Orchestra.
Over 6 million viewers tuned in to watch BBC One’s broadcasting of the Proms, including the live coverage from Buile Hill Park in Salford. The event served its purpose as a huge promotional tool for the city, sparking a great deal of interest and excitement towards the BBC’s impending move to Media City.
John Kirby, BBC production/director comments;
”(BBC Proms in the Park) was a fantastic concert! What particularly impressed me was the courtesy and professional attitude of all the Ear to the Ground team. I would like to convey thanks to all those who made Saturday’s concert such a success. I hope that you were all happy with it? you should be!”
As the rain subsided the evening was rounded off with a breath-taking pyrotechnic display, cementing another triumphant year. We look forward to producing our fourth orchestral extravaganza next year in celebration of the BBC’s arrival in the North.