The best ever Darley Park Concert!
Tue 8 Sep 2015
Our annual Darley Park Concert took place on Sun 6 Sep and was an all out success with approximately 35,000 of you attending the event! This is the largest audience the concert has attracted in its 25 year history.
The dedicated ones amongst you, began gathering on the hill from as early as 11:30am to secure the best views of the stage. Nicholas Owen returned to host the event and Sinfonia Viva were once again on top form for the evening. Audience members were also treated to our panto star Ritchie Neville who performed a fantastic rendition of Live and Let Die.
The audience were also treated to a great selection of music from various performers including local choir the Belle Ayres who spring from Landau Forte College and the Big Adventures choir.
The evening ended in traditionally spectacular fashion with fireworks during renditions of Barcelona, the Can-Can and Land of Hope and Glory.
Here's a selection of our favourite comments on Twitter;
Will Evans @wpbevans Long day but from triathlon to fireworks and classical music Derby is a pretty good place to live @DerbyLIVE
Adam Thompson @worksbyadam @DerbyLIVE @ClassicFM @sinfoniavivauk absolutely fantastic Darley Park Concert. Bring on Darley 2016 #darley2015 #derbydoesit
Marianne Barraclough @MarianneBarraz Super night @sinfoniavivauk @DerbyLIVE @SerenaQuintress #darley2015 #fireworksfromthecaraslittleonesleepy
Chris Dobson @Mr_Dobbo Fantastic end to a brilliant night at the Darley Park Classical Music Concert @DerbyLIVE
Amanda Nadin @Gertlet Great night at the Darley Park Concert - can't believe we got the night for free - well done @DerbyLIVE
EmilyGoyal @Emilylatham @RitchieNeville was fab at #darley2015 tonight! Loved it! Fab way to spend my birthday thank you @DerbyLIVE