Pavilion’s Last Night of the Proms a success

CLASSICAL music lovers turned out in force at East Devon’s own version of The Last Night of the Proms.

The event was fundraiser for local and international good causes at Exmouth Pavilion organised by the Rotary Club.

Lympstone South West Telecoms Band was once again led by Charlie Flemming after a hiatus following a road accident last year.

Weeks of rehearsal paid off and the show began with a flourish with ‘A concert prelude ‘by Phillip Spark, and the ever popular ‘Stars and Stripe’ march by Sousa.

Several soloists were featured, Colin McEwen, and husband and wife team Brent Heyworth and Sandie Heyworth on the solo horn and a guest soloist Gary Halsey on Trombone, playing Rhapsody for Trombone by Gordon Langford.


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Soprano Val Howels made a welcome return singing Hine e Hine before the audience joined in the ever popular musical tribute to the war

The second half showed off the band’s virtuosity with exciting numbers which included ‘Putting in the Ritz’ by Irving Berlin and ‘How Do You Like Your Eggs in the Morning’ an American breakfast number by Cahn/Brodsky.

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The Rotary Club’s Mike Weathrall-King said: “The crowed roared when Val Howels returned to perform Britannia wearing a chiefs feather headdress at which point Charlie put on his own feathers for the occasion and led us all to the pomp and circumstance finale.

“Another splendid event in aid of International Rotary Charities and Exmouth Rotary Club thank all who supported their fundraising on this occasion.”

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