Hope and Glory at festival’s centenary

(Back l-r) Cathleen Reid, Alison Goldson, both of Musical Notes, Lucy Vernon, of Strata Brass, Ray Firth, of Musical Notes, (Front l-r) Joanne Darwin, Dave Boag both of Strata Brass and Graham Kirby, of Musical Notes, performed together at the 100th anniversary event of the Don Valley Festival at Conisbrough Ivanoe Centre. Picture: Andrew Roe
(Back l-r) Cathleen Reid, Alison Goldson, both of Musical Notes, Lucy Vernon, of Strata Brass, Ray Firth, of Musical Notes, (Front l-r) Joanne Darwin, Dave Boag both of Strata Brass and Graham Kirby, of Musical Notes, performed together at the 100th anniversary event of the Don Valley Festival at Conisbrough Ivanoe Centre. Picture: Andrew Roe
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Conisbrough Ivanhoe centre experienced it very own “Last night at the Proms” when the Don Valley Festival marked its 100th anniversary.

The Conisbrough-based singing group Musical Notes performed alongside the nationally famous Strata Brass at the festival’s sell out Grand Centenary event on Saturday.

Sheila Rigg, who helped organise the event said: “It was a tremendous event and everyone at the Ivanhoe Centre was proud to host it.

“The hall was all decked out in Union Jacks and Yorkshire flags and the atmosphere was electric.

“It all ended with the Last Night of the proms finale Land of Hope and Glory.”

The event was compered by Don Valley Festival president Dorothy Weaver and featured performances by competitors from the festival.

The Don Valley Festival has grown from its roots as the Mexborough and District Music and Drama Festival, to encompass more than 150 classes in music, speech, drama and art.

it is held annually at The University centre, High Melton, in March and April.

For more information about entering any of the categories at the festival, go to http://www.donvalleyfestival.org.uk/, or contact Dorothy Weaver on 01937581000.