4:20pm Saturday 14th September 2013
The Falmouth Hotel played host to its very own prom night, welcoming 300 music enthusiasts brandishing both Cornish and UK flags patriotically.
Describing the atmosphere as “fantastic,” event coordinator Jane Williams said: “To hear this great music and experience the fantastic atmosphere on a lovely August evening, and with the backdrop of the sparkling sea, was just magical.”
The audience was treated to a wide range of songs from sea shanties to the more typical Jerusalem, Land of Hope and Glory and Rule Britannia.
They could enjoy the tunes whilst soaking up the atmosphere with the help of a Cornish pasty and ale in each hand, supplied by the hotel. These proved so popular that they sold out even before the concert began.
The St Sythians Band performed, while the crowd clapped along to the music and enjoying the vibrant, rhythmic songs that were just as joyous as the late August weather.
The evening concluded with a bellowing of God Save the Queen and the Cornish anthem Trelawney echoing out across the Falmouth horizon.
The event will be returning next year, with August bank holiday 2014 provisionally booked.
The hotel proms began last year, with 150 people attending. With this year’s numbers doubling, organisers are hoping for a similar boost next year.
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