Posted 23rd May 2017

The Parks Trust and Milton Keynes City Orchestra (MKCO) are delighted to announce that Soprano, Ellie Laugharne will join the orchestra, under the baton of MKCO Music Director Damian Iorio, for the 2017 Proms in Campbell Park on Friday 18th August.

Ellie will perform a stunning repertoire of Opera and Musical Show favourites including Summertime, I feel Pretty and Somewhere over the Rainbow. Ellie’s powerful voice will also lead the audience in the rousing finale including Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory.

Ellie began her vocal training at Birmingham Conservertoire having completed a degree in Music at Birmingham University. She is also a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and is currently Associate Artist of Classical Opera. She has performed important roles with many of the great opera companies and orchestras in the UK. Ellie was described by The Guardian as having a ‘gleaming’ voice, while Opera Today has praised her ‘full, rich soprano’.

Marian Livingstone, Chairman of MKCO, commented: “Ellie is excited to be working with us, she has a beautiful voice and will bring a vivacious performance to Proms in Cambell Park. We are delighted to work in partnership with The Parks Trust presenting this final concert in our season celebrating MK50. We have delighted our audiences with quality soloists, such as Ellie, at every concert this season.”

David Foster, Chief Executive of The Parks Trust, added: “We are very much looking forward to welcoming this special event back to our park this year. We organise over 200 events in our parks each year, and this one is certainly a favourite for many – it’s a real highlight of the calendar.

“Proms in Campbell Park couldn’t take place without the generous support of local companies, and we are all extremely grateful to this year’s sponsors so far: Handelsbanken, PJ Care, Geoffrey Leaver, Yamaha and CS2. We hope to see as many people as possible enjoying the event this August.”

Tickets can be purchased through and £19 for an adult, £9 for a child, and £49 for a family.

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