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Last Updated: Saturday, 9 September 2006, 23:46 GMT 00:46 UK
Glasgow hosts Proms in the Park
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performed at the event
About 20,000 people descended on Glasgow Green on Saturday for BBC Proms in the Park.

Musicians from Sweden, Canada, London and Glasgow took to the stage for the event.

It featured performances from BBC Scotland's Symphony Orchestra, Swedish trombonist Christian Lindberg and Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman.

The free event, now in its fourth year, linked the Last Night of the Proms in London to five other UK venues.

Musicians were also performing in Swansea, Manchester and Belfast.

Each location hosted a different programme of music, culminating in a live link up with the Royal Albert Hall in London and other park events.

It will be an experience we will never forgot
Palma Allen
Inverclyde Junior Choir conductor

The Scottish Symphony Orchestra took centre stage this year, conducted by the critically acclaimed Robert Ziegler.

The Inverclyde Junior Choir performed alongside the orchestra.

The young musicians were finalists of BBC Radio's Choir of the Year competition.

Speaking before the event, Palma Allen, who conducted the choir, said: "It's an honour for us to be asked to represent Scotland and Inverclyde on national television and it will be an experience we will never forget."

Sally Magnusson, who hosted the event with Jamie MacDougall, described it as "a highlight of my year".

The Glasgow show was organised in partnership with the city council and the Glasgow City Marketing Bureau.




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