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Last Night of the Proms!

We've started 2023 with a bang at one of our favourite engagements of the year... the Newark Twinning Association's Last Night of the Proms at the beautiful Palace Theatre in the heart of Newark.

photo by County Councillor Sam Smith

This year was a particularly special event, as Rita Crowe (Chairman of the Newark Twinning Association, and President of Newark & Sherwood Concert Band) was presented with the Badge of Honour of the town of Emmendingen, Newark's German twin town. You can read more here: Chairman of Newark Twinning Association, Rita Crowe, receives special achievement award from twin German town of Emmendingen (

The band opened with the National Anthem of Great Britain, and National Anthem of Germany, accompanied by fanfare trumpets kindly loaned by The Band and Corps of Drums of Lincolnshire ACF.

As in the usual way, the band performed a selection of music from the worlds of stage and screen, pop and classical, before finishing with the traditional last night of the proms finale in fancy dress with confetti canons, balloons and joyous singing!

The full programme was: German National Anthem

British National Anthem

Fanfare & Flourishes


Les Miserables

Gabriel's Oboe (soloist Tony Wheat)

Chariots of Fire


Radetsky March

Thunder & Lightning Polka

Lucy Long (duet featuring Richard Williams, Stephen Holloway)

The Blue Danube

Dance of the Mirlitons (trio featuring Victoria Williams, Elizabeth Gibson, Kath Hughes)


Fantasia on British Sea Songs


Pomp & Circumstance March No 1

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