2021 will be the third year for the Uckfield Proms and the event is set to be bigger and better than ever! With performances from Uckfield Concert Brass, local choirs and special guest performances.
The evening closes with a traditional Last Night of the Proms, led by Uckfield Concert Brass and internationally renowned soprano, Jo Appleby, with a grand finale spectacular fireworks display.
A fantastic selection of food and drinks will be available to buy, including Harveys beers, wood fired pizza, barista coffees and local ice cream.
Saturday 17th July 2021
Uckfield Rugby Club, Hempstead Playing Fields, Nevill Road, TN22 1LX
Adults - £8 in advance, £10 on the gate / Children - free
Bring your own chairs and rugs. Ample free parking available.
4pm - Gates open
5.45pm - CANTANDO ENSEMBLE
6.15pm - TOM WASELS
6.45pm - HOLY CROSS CHILDREN'S CHOIR
7pm - UCKFIELD RUGBY STAGERS
7.30pm - Jo Appleby with Uckfield Concert Brass
8pm - Uckfield Theatre Guild
8.30pm - The FLat Pack
9pm - Proms Finale
10pm - Close
Uckfield Concert Brass
Your very own town band! We regularly perform in the town, across the south of England and beyond... UCB look forward to performing for you and bringing this wonderful afternoon of music and entertainment to a close.
Lancashire born Soprano, Jo Appleby is a company member of English National Opera where she sings in the chorus and has performed a number of roles and understudies.
Jo studied at the Royal Northern College of Music. She began her professional career with Carl Rosa Opera and went on to sing with the Glyndebourne festival and touring chorus where she remained for four seasons.
Jo spent four years recording and touring internationally as part of multi-Platinum selling, classical crossover group Amici Forever and has also toured with Dame Shirley Bassey and Sir Cliff Richard.
The Flat Pack
The Flat Pack are a male vocal harmony group that perform songs in tribute to The Rat Pack and Swing music, with solos and duets thrown into the mix. They were formed as close friends who grew up in the theatre world which gives them the natural edge of on-stage-banter as part of their performances. In 2019 they were the first trio to get a turn from the judges on The Voice UK which took them on a journey never to be forgotten. The ideal act to either sit back and enjoy with a drink, or get up and dance to!
Uckfield Theatre Guild
The Uckfield Theatre Guild is an amateur theatre group, established in 1994, run by and for local, passionate theatre enthusiasts, specialising in productions and performances with musical content.
Cantando Ensemble is a dedicated and versatile group of local musicians, led by an experienced director, who are committed to the achievement of emotive storytelling through artistic excellence.
Holy Cross Children's Choir
The wonderful Children's Choir at Holy Cross Church is a fun and welcoming group, where children, ANY children, aged 6+ can come along and grow their love of music and singing. We sing songs from all walks of life, from Disney and the Greatest Showman to our favourite church hymns and school songs. We encourage the children to reach their full potential but most of all we just want them to enjoy their time with us while nurturing new friendships. With performances throughout the year and particularly around Christmastime, the choir have the opportunity to share their love of music with their families and the community. We warmly welcome any new members that would like to come along to these wonderful weekly sessions. led by Musical Director Tim Guntrip and his 'not professionally trained in any way, but incredibly enthusiastic' helpers Lynne and Sarah!
On the gate
Food & Drink
The Pizza Wagon
A great selection of wood fired pizzas will be provided by Sue and Dave. Their delicious pizzas are cooked in a clay lined oven set in a charming converted horse trailer and they can be enjoyed together with their homemade chilli oil and pesto. There will also be wholemeal & gluten free pizza bases on offer.
The Whirled Espresso
Organic teas and coffees, smoothies, sweet snacks and treats, from Tom's delightful converted horse box.