Flags fly as Proms in the Park comes to South Shields

Bibi Heal opera soprano singing at the Proms in the Park in the South Marine Park, South Shields.
Bibi Heal opera soprano singing at the Proms in the Park in the South Marine Park, South Shields.
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Music lovers were flying the flag at an outdoor concert in South Tyneside.

The annual Proms in the Park was hosted at South Marine Park in South Shields on Sunday and hundreds turned out to enjoy the event.

Musicians from South Tyneside Orchestra

Musicians from South Tyneside Orchestra

South Tyneside Orchestra kick-started the evening with a rousing rendition of God Save The Queen.

While special guest soloist Bibi Heal put her own soprano spin on both classical and contemporary songs.

Coun Alan Kerr, deputy Leader with responsibility for Leisure and Culture, said: “The Proms in the Park is always a key highlight of our Summer Festival.

“The open-air concert is an opportunity to hear – and join in – with new performances of well-loved songs.

The Proms is always a key festival highlight.

Coun Alan Kerr

“Hundreds of people came along with their picnic blankets to enjoy the music and thankfully the rain held off, it was a great success.”

The free event was organised by South Tyneside Council and forms part of this year’s South Tyneside Festival.

For a full list of events taking place this summer, www.visitsouthtyneside.co.uk.

Proms in the Park in the South Marine Park, South Shields

Proms in the Park in the South Marine Park, South Shields

Bibi Heal opera soprano.

Bibi Heal opera soprano.

Flying the flag.

Flying the flag.

Singing the National Anthem at the start of the Proms in the Park to mark the Queen's 90th birthday.

Singing the National Anthem at the start of the Proms in the Park to mark the Queen's 90th birthday.