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

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A former headmaster of a Norfolk boarding school carried out sex attacks on boys with special needs aged as young as 10, a court has heard.

The Hartismere Health and Care building (formerly known as Hartismere Hospital) in Eye was officially re-open this weekend (Saturday 30 June) following a major refurbishment by NHS Suffolk.

A north Suffolk health site is set to offer residents of Diss and the surrounding area a range of community health services,

Traffic trundling through Long Stratton Picture by: Sonya Duncan

A long awaited bypass for a south Norfolk village is now firmly on the agenda after councillors voted unanimously in favour of a blueprint for future development.

Picture: James Bass

Thousands of people in rural Norfolk will benefit from faster broadband thanks to a new multi-million pound deal.

Most Read

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Norfolk police are appealing for help to trace the next of kin of a man who died in Pulham St Mary.

Read more
Friday, April 29, 2011

The space shuttle will be visible in the skies over Norfolk tonight, as it sets off on its final voyage.

Read more
Picture: James Bass

Thousands of people in rural Norfolk will benefit from faster broadband thanks to a new multi-million pound deal.

Read more
The Hartismere Health and Care building (formerly known as Hartismere Hospital) in Eye was officially re-open this weekend (Saturday 30 June) following a major refurbishment by NHS Suffolk.

A north Suffolk health site is set to offer residents of Diss and the surrounding area a range of community health services,

Read more
Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A former headmaster of a Norfolk boarding school carried out sex attacks on boys with special needs aged as young as 10, a court has heard.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 6°C

min temp: 6°C

Digital Edition

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