Search

PHOTO GALLERY: Proms event kicks off Diss Carnival celebrations

11:33 17 June 2012

DISCORD sing at Proms in the Park in Diss conduted by Michael Dann.
Photograph Simon Parker

DISCORD sing at Proms in the Park in Diss conduted by Michael Dann. Photograph Simon Parker

Archant

The Diss Carnival celebrations kicked off in style last night with a rousing Proms in the Park event.

The sun was shining for the annual concert organised at the Diss Park bandstand by the Diss and District Rotary Club on Saturday night.

Music was provided by the South Norfolk Youth Symphonic Youth Band and singing from local group Discord.

There was also a surprise guest appearance from members of the Wattisham Military Wives Choir who joined the Discord members to preform the number one hit Sing, written by Take That star Gary Barlow and Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Five members of the Wattisham Military Wives Choir sang for the recording of the song to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Local musician Michael Dann is choirmaster for the Wattisham group.

The Proms event also saw the crowning of the Diss Carnival King and Queen Oliver Pilsbury-Gaunt and Lucy Davies.

They will lead the Diss Carnival parade through the town from 1pm today.

0 comments

Other news

Chief Inspector Nick Paling, right, and PC Adam Binns, outside the first floor flat in Derby Street which has a Closure Order issued by the courts on it as part of Operation Gravity. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

More than 100 suspected drug dealers have been arrested by police in Norfolk as the drive to rid our county of heroin and cocaine gathers pace.

Aviva insurance has issued safety advice ahead of Storm Doris. Picture: ANTONY KELLY.

Homeowners and businesses are being advised to take basic precautions to protect themselves and their property ahead of severe weather warnings for Norfolk.

18:33
File photo of fallen tree.. Picture Simon Parker.

Drivers are being urged to be prepared before setting out on journeys on Thursday with Storm Doris set to sweep across Norfolk and Suffolk with winds in excess of 70mph in some places.

16:48
Library image of

It’s the apocalyptic nightmare that has been the subject of countless gruesome films and hit shows like The Walking Dead.

Most Read

Yesterday, 17:00
Past and Present Vintage Tearooms, Long Stratton. Sandra Howes with her daughter and business partner Victoria Harizi.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A new vintage-inspired tearoom has been opened by a mother and daughter team.

Read more
15:04
Picture of Andy Ninham. Supplied by Norfolk Constabulary.

A former Norfolk detective who died after completing a half marathon in London has been described as a “highly respected and much loved member of the Force” by devastated colleagues.

Read more
Norfolk Police
Yesterday, 19:57
Residents fear historic sites, such as Morley St Botolph church, near Wymondham, would be affected by the visual impact of a 2MW anaerobic digestion plant in the village. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

A proposed 2MW anaerobic digestion unit for the rural village of Morley, near Wymondham, was described as “gargantuan” tonight as town councillors unanimously rejected the scheme.

Read more
Wymondham Town Council
Photo from the archives of the 100th Bomb Group who were based at Thorpe Abbotts with their B17 Flying Fortress aircraft.
 Photo supplied by 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum.

East Anglia may benefit from a boost in US visitors following the announcement that Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg’s HBO miniseries, Masters of the Air, will focus on The 100th Bomb Group.

Read more
United Kingdom
Aviva insurance has issued safety advice ahead of Storm Doris. Picture: ANTONY KELLY.

Homeowners and businesses are being advised to take basic precautions to protect themselves and their property ahead of severe weather warnings for Norfolk.

Read more
Met Office

Most Commented

Yesterday, 17:00
Past and Present Vintage Tearooms, Long Stratton. Sandra Howes with her daughter and business partner Victoria Harizi.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A new vintage-inspired tearoom has been opened by a mother and daughter team.

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 8°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Diss Mercury e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter