The Islington Proms are back! Well, we hope so anyway...
Last June's music and arts festival had to be cancelled, of course. Or rather, we prefer to think of it as postponed, because we've contacted the same performers who were due to appear in 2020 and most of them are keen to join the Proms this year. Needless to say, the variety and diversity of performances will be as rich and stimulating as ever.
If all goes to plan, there will be concerts in St James' Church, Prebend Street, featuring a choir, a chamber group, solo singers and instrumentalists, an early music group and a full-blown symphony orchestra. And the traditional Pocket Prom in the Vicarage garden will feature an opera singer and a jazz group. There will also be a Youth Prom, the traditional spotlight for talented young local musicians. Like, all good festivals, the Islington Proms will have a Fringe, with an exhibition of art in the church as well as talks and discussions on diverse topics.
It seemed risky to plan a music and arts festival for early June this year, so instead we're hoping to stage this year's Proms in early September.
Put the dates in your diary - 4th to 19th September - and standby for more information as we put together the 2021 Islington Proms season.