Press release issued 25 June 2009
On Saturday 4 July, take a picnic to the grounds of Clifton College and enjoy this year’s Prom on the Close, featuring soprano Natasha Marsh and tenor Nicky Spence, supported by the Emerald Ensemble and the Clifton College choir and musicians.
The event, the largest open-air classical concert of its kind in the west of England, will also feature performances by several local choirs who won places at the Prom in a 'last choir standing' competition, and a soul band made up of students and teachers from Clifton College.
Starting at £16, discounted tickets (which include exclusive access to a marquee) for staff, students and alumni of the University are available from the Prom on the Close website or by calling 0870 7740577. Gates open at 16.30, music starts at 17.00 and the main concert begins at 19.30.
In addition to the music, the Red Arrows will perform a flypast over the grounds, and all guests will have the opportunity to enter a free prize draw on the night to win two return flights from Bristol to New York. The evening will finish with a fireworks display.
Organised by the University in association with Clifton College, the open-air concert forms part of the University’s centenary alumni weekend (3–5 July), which is anticipated to attract over 1,000 former students back to Bristol from all corners of the globe.
The University has been in touch with 100,000 former students in 170 countries and, according to Tania Jane Rawlinson, Director of Campaigns and Alumni Relations at the University, bookings have been received from places as far-flung as Australia, Hong Kong and Kuwait.
‘The Prom on The Close is one of the highlights of the University's centenary weekend, the biggest event for former students we've ever hosted. It will be a chance to renew friendships and rediscover the familiar and new faces of Bristol. We’re hoping to see lots of current staff and students there too.’
Natasha Marsh, one of the performers at Prom on the Close
Julia Hwang, one of the performers at Prom on the Close