The hugely successful Hannells Darley Park Concert will once again be staged in the picturesque setting of Darley Park. It is one the UK’s biggest outdoor classical concerts and takes place on Sunday 2nd September. This year’s event will be supported by Hannells, Flint Bishop Solicitors, HUUB, Invictus Communications, Mortgage Advice Bureau, PKF Cooper Parry, Redrow Homes and Stratstone BMW Derby.

Derby LIVE is delighted to announce that Classic FM, the UK’s most popular classical music station with 5.6 million weekly listeners, will be the media partner for this year’s concert. Crowd favourites, Sinfonia Viva, the Orchestra of the East Midlands, who are supported by Rolls-Royce, will be the lead performers and at the concert.

Peter Helps, Chief Executive of Sinfonia Viva said:

“Sinfonia Viva is thrilled to be back at Darley Park. Every year we look for a theme on which to hang the various programme ideas. With the centenary of the end of the First World War coming up in November it seemed right to find a way to mark this. We have gone for a programme to reflect hope, peace and reconciliation. There are lots of tunes and songs people will recognise in the programme. As ever we have had to whittle the list down from a large number of items. We hope everyone enjoys the selection!”

Sinfonia Viva will begin with the first movement from Beethoven’s fifth symphony, which was used for the opening credits of some broadcasts during WWII. The theme will continue with Lili Marlene by German composer Norbet Schultze, this famous German piece about the anguish of war based on a WWI poem was originally banned in Nazi Germany but became popular with troops on both sides of the Second World War. Along with the classical pieces the programme will feature popular cultural music synonymous with peace including Imagine, All You Need Is Love and I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing. Themes of peace, hope and reconciliation run throughout concert which will include the final section of Beethoven’s ninth Symphony which has been used in major events, including a concert to mark the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The Hannells Darley Park Concert, supported by Flint Bishop Solicitors, HUUB, Invictus Communications, Mortgage Advice Bureau, PKF Cooper Parry, Redrow Homes and Stratstone BMW Derby, will take place at Darley Park on Sunday 2nd September from 6.00pm, with gates open from 2.00pm.

Tickets bought before Tuesday 31st July are priced:

  • Standard £3.50 and Under 16s FREE with a ticket.

Tickets bought between Wednesday 1st August and day before the concert are priced:

  • Standard £5, Under 16s £2.50.

Tickets bought on the day of the concert are priced:

  • Standard £7.50, Under 16s £2.50.

Tickets can be purchased on the Derby LIVE website, by calling 01332 255800 or booked in person at the Sales and Information Centre on the Market Place.

Darley Park Concert Sponsors
Darley Park Concert Sponsors