Join full-throttle audience at the Proms

Proms stalwart piper, Colleen Scott of KZN Pipes & Drums is flanked by Celtic Dance twins, Melissa and Samantha Wood. PHOTO: Val Adamson

GET set to raise the rafters at this year’s highlight of Durban’s music calendar, the much-loved Last Night of the Proms concert.

Presented, as always, by the British Cultural and Heritage Association, the show takes place in The Playhouse Opera Theatre on Sunday, 22 October at 3pm.

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South Africa’s ‘Mr Music’, Richard Cock, returns to podium to lead the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra, who will be flanked by the Durban Symphonic Choir, and the combined choirs of Danville Girls’ High, Durban Girls’ High and Northwood School.

The solo spots fall on violinist, Amy Luo and flautist, Tatiana Thaele, and also featured on the programme are proms stalwarts, the KZN Pipes and Drums, and Celtic dancers Melissa and Samantha Wood from the KZN Academy of Celtic Dance.

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The high-spirited Durban event, which includes much full-throated audience participation, is modelled on the hugely popular last night culmination of Britain’s globally-celebrated BBC Promenade Concert series, presented in and around London, principally at the Royal Albert Hall.

Tickets range from R140 to R210. and are available through Computicket outlets at Shoprite/ Checkers, call 0861 915 8000 or online at Or, call the Playhouse Box Office on 031 369 9540 or 031 369 9596 (office hours).



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Michelle Dennis

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