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20040911

Live from Hyde Park.

Artists performing include The Corrs, Evelyn Glennie, Ramon Vargas, Denise Leigh and Jane Gilchrist, the Royal Choral Society and the BBC Concert Orchestra.

20040911

Live from Hyde Park.

Artists performing include The Corrs, Evelyn Glennie, Ramon Vargas, Denise Leigh and Jane Gilchrist, the Royal Choral Society and the BBC Concert Orchestra.

20070908

Now in its 12th year, Terry Wogan joins the revellers in London's Hyde Park for the traditional open air gala concert, preceding the finale to the Last Night of the Proms.

Hyde Park plays host annually to a crowd of 40,000 and this year, there will again be events in London, Carrickfergus, Swansea, Glasgow and Middlesbrough, plus even more opportunities to join in the Last Night fun via the BBC Big Screens in cities around the UK.

Featured artists include Lesley Garrett, Juan Diego Florez, Mark Simpson, Will Young; while Carl Davis conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra.

20070908

Now in its 12th year, Terry Wogan joins the revellers in London's Hyde Park for the traditional open air gala concert, preceding the finale to the Last Night of the Proms.

Hyde Park plays host annually to a crowd of 40,000 and this year, there will again be events in London, Carrickfergus, Swansea, Glasgow and Middlesbrough, plus even more opportunities to join in the Last Night fun via the BBC Big Screens in cities around the UK.

Featured artists include Lesley Garrett, Juan Diego Florez, Mark Simpson, Will Young; while Carl Davis conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra.

20080913

Now in its 13th year, Terry Wogan joins the revellers in London's Hyde Park for the traditional open air gala concert, preceding the finale to the Last Night of the Proms.

Hyde Park plays host annually to a crowd of 30,000 and this year, there will again be events in London, Belfast, Swansea and Glasgow, plus even more opportunities to join in the Last Night fun via the BBC Big Screens in cities around the UK.

Featured artists include Lesley Garrett, Jose Carreras and David Garrett; while Martin Yates conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra.

20080913

Now in its 13th year, Terry Wogan joins the revellers in London's Hyde Park for the traditional open air gala concert, preceding the finale to the Last Night of the Proms.

Hyde Park plays host annually to a crowd of 30,000 and this year, there will again be events in London, Belfast, Swansea and Glasgow, plus even more opportunities to join in the Last Night fun via the BBC Big Screens in cities around the UK.

Featured artists include Lesley Garrett, Jose Carreras and David Garrett; while Martin Yates conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra.

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BBC Proms in the Park live from London's Hyde Park, presented by Sir Terry Wogan.

BBC Proms in the Park live from London's Hyde Park - the BBC Concert Orchestra presented by Sir Terry Wogan with special guests - Alfie Boe; Il Divo and Kylie Minogue.

London's Hyde Park - once the hunting ground of King Henry VIII and more recently the venue for London 2012's Triathlon and Open Water swimming. Tonight it's host once again to the 40,000 crowd who gather to celebrate BBC Proms in the Park and the finale to the Last Night of the Proms. Time to re-kindle the feelgood factor and wave your flag to Elgar's Land of Hope and Glory and Parry's Jerusalem.

As ever the BBC Concert Orchestra in their 60th anniversary year are on the Hyde Park stage to accompany special guests - Alfie Boe; Il Divo, the London Community Gospel Choir and Kylie Minogue. Alfie serenades the audience with selection of operetta, neapolitan and musical theatre songs whilst pop opera quartet Il Divo perform greatest hits including Regresa a Mi (Unbreak My Heart) and Con ti Partiro (Time to Say Goodbye).

Kylie closes the show with a selection of hits accompanied by the 70 piece BBC Concert Orchestra. 2012 marks Kylie's 25 years in the music business since she recorded her first hit The Loco-motion in Australia in 1987. Tonight's set list is a nostalgic trip of million selling songs including - On a Night Like This; Can't Get You Out of My Head; I Should Be So Lucky and All the Lovers.

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BBC Proms in the Park live from London's Hyde Park - the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe presented by Sir Terry Wogan with special guests.

London's Hyde Park - once the hunting ground of King Henry VIII and tonight host once again to the 40,000 crowd who gather to celebrate BBC Proms in the Park and the finale to the Last Night of the Proms. Time to re-kindle the feelgood factor and wave your flag to Elgar's Land of Hope and Glory, Rule Britannia and Parry's Jerusalem.

As ever the BBC Concert Orchestra are on the Hyde Park stage to accompany special guests - operatic tenor Joseph Calleja; Strictly Come Dancing favourites Erin Boag and Anton du Beke; housewife gigastar Dame Edna Everage and pop legend Bryan Ferry. Also making a guest appearance violinist Nigel Kennedy hot foots it from his appearance at the Last Night of the Proms in the Royal Albert Hall to play for the park prommers.

Bryan Ferry sings a greatest hits set with the 80 piece BBC Concert Orchestra including - Reason or Rhyme; Let's Stick Together; Love is the Drug; Jealous Guy and A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall.

The hall may have the first woman to conduct the Last Night of the Proms in the shape of Marin Alsop but the park has the first housewife gigastar to lead the finale singalong. Yes, Edna May Everage - once just an average Australian housewife from Moonee Ponds - now a Dame of the British Empire and friend and confidente to aristocracy, prime ministers and presidents. With a flag in one hand and a bunch of gladdies in the other - Dame Edna leads the Royal Choral Society and the park revellers in the grand finale to the famous Last Night.

BBC Proms in the Park live from London's Hyde Park, presented by Sir Terry Wogan

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"To be part of BBC Proms in the Park is the best of both worlds; to look out from the stage at a shining sea of faces, flags, costumes, balloons, lights and candles; the laughter, chatter and thunderous applause of the 40,000 strong crowd, and most of all, the mighty spirit of their magnificent singing of "Land of Hope and Glory" along with those in the Royal Albert Hall, is unforgettable. Don't worry about the weather - rain or shine make no difference to the Proms in the Park crowd. They always make it the best evening of the year...." Sir Terry Wogan.

Now in it's 18th year BBC Proms in the Park takes over London's Hyde Park for an evening of musical fun plus a chance to join in the Last Night of the Proms celebrations. As ever your master of ceremonies is Sir Terry Wogan who with fingers crossed for fine weather will introduce special guests - Vittorio Grigolo(tenor); Pumeza Matshikiza(soprano); Rufus Wainwright; Fisherman's Friends and pop legends Earth, Wind and Fire.

Vittorio Grigolo is one of the world's leading opera tenors - performing in all the major opera house of the world. This summer he has been at the Royal Opera House as Rodolfo in Puccini's La Boheme. He started his career as a chorister in the Sistine Chapel and was spotted and mentored by Luciano Pavarotti. Tonight in the park he sings a selection including Una Furtiva Lagrima from L'Elisir D'Amore by Donizetti and that all-time favourite operatic anthem - Nessun Dorma from Turandot by Puccini.

The lyric soprano Pumeza Matshikiza has been hailed one of the most exciting new voices of the opera stage. Born and raised in the townships of South Africa she learnt her music through church and singing in the local choir. Pumeza gained a scholarship to the Royal College of Music and is now principal with the Stuttgart State Opera. Her busy summer saw an appearance at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games.

The American-Canadian singer songwriter Rufus Wainwright comes to the park hot foot from his own Prom in the Royal Albert Hall two days before. Rufus son of folk singers Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III states Al Jolson, Edith Piaf and Judy Garland as his main influences. Tonight he sings three of his hits - Going to a Town; O What a World and Dinner at Eight with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Flying the Cornish flag in Hyde Park are the 9 voices of Fisherman's Friends. All hail from North Cornwall's tiny fishing port of Port Isaac. Tonight they entertain with a selection of folk songs and sea shanties.

And finally pop legends Earth Wind and Fire - founded 45 years ago in Chicago by Maurice White. The group can count President Obama as one of their many fans. Hits include September;Let's Groove; Shining Star;Boogie Wonderland and After the Love Has Gone.

BBC Proms in the Park is broadcast live on BBC Radio 2 with highlights on red button.

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BBC PROMSBbc Proms In The Park 201520150912

Live from Proms in the Park.

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BBC PROMSHighlights: Earth, Wind And Fire20150102

Craig Charles presents pop legends Earth, Wind and Fire's performance from last year's BBC Proms in the Park.

Founded 45 years ago in Chicago by Maurice White. Earth, Wind and Fire can count President Obama as one of their many fans. Hits include September; Let's Groove; Shining Star; Boogie Wonderland and After the Love Has Gone.