Darley Park Concert is back

The Darley Park Concert will be taking place again this year thanks to a sponsorship deal between Derby City Council and Hannells Estate Agents.

The new deal with Hannells Estates Agents will mean that Derby LIVE can offer a reduced early bird ticket offer of £2.50 for the concert on September 3, with under 16s able to access free tickets. Tickets on the day will cost £5.

As in previous years Derby favourites, Sinfonia Viva, the Orchestra of the East Midlands, who are supported by Rolls-Royce will be performing at the concert.

Concert-goers will have the chance to be involved in helping to choose some of the pieces that feature within the programme this year. Derby LIVE and Sinfonia Viva are running an online vote to enable the public to choose their favourite piece of music from past concerts to be performed at this year’s concert, chosen from a shortlist of 10.

The top three will then form part of the programme. Members of the public can vote until 5pm on May 12 at http://www.derbylive.co.uk/darleyvote

Michael Brain, managing director of Hannells, said: “Hannells are delighted to be able to be involved this year, in bringing back The Hannells Darley Park Concert.

“The concert has been one of the most popular cultural events in the calendar for over 20 years, and all our co-sponsors, Flint Bishop Solicitors, HUUB, Mortgage Advice Bureau, PKF Cooper Parry, Specsavers and Stratstone BMW Derby all had no hesitation in coming forward and  sponsoring this event alongside Hannells.

“We are all Derby-based companies and all share the same ethos of giving back to the communities we serve and live in.

“This year is the 40th anniversary of Derby becoming a city, and we are excited at being able to be bringing this event back to the people of Derby.”

Paul Robinson, chief executive of Derby City Council, said: “Last month Derby City Council pledged to deliver a programme of affordable events, including The Darley Park Concert and St George’s Day. We are very pleased that by working with Hannells Estate Agents and our other supporters that we are delivering on this pledge.”

Peter Helps, chief executive of Sinfonia Viva said “We’re delighted to be returning home to Darley Park and are looking forward to working with all of our partners on this newly invigorated event.”

Early bird tickets are available to book before the day of the concert and are priced at £2.50. Tickets bought on Sunday 3 September will be priced at £5. Under 16s are free, but do require a ticket.

Tickets can be purchased from 01332 255800, online at http://www.derbylive.co.uk, or be booked in person at the Sales and Information Centre, Assembly Rooms, Market Place, Derby.