Proms night at Twyford a huge success

PUBLISHED: 14:24 19 September 2014 | UPDATED: 14:26 19 September 2014


A packed St Mary’s church in Twyford was the venue for a feast of music, a live broadcast of the Last Night of the Proms from The Royal Albert Hall, shown on a giant screen inside the church.

Before that the audience of around 230 people had enjoyed five different acts. There were songs from Maya Kearn, Katie Davies and rappers Esa and Blackz, who each won their category in the recent Twyford’s Got Talent competition.

Also providing entertainment were local theatre group Stage Fright and singing group High Voltage.

The evening was compered by Greg Coveney, and after a rousing burst of Rule Britannia, Land of Hope and Glory and other Proms favourites the highly successful evening was rounded off by the appearance of a Scottish piper playing “Auld Lang Syne.”

“It was a wonderful atmosphere and wasn’t far short of being sold out,” said organiser Paul Bromley. “The £1,700 raised will be used to install energy-efficient LED external lighting at St Mary’s.”


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