Music-lovers gather for Langtons Concert in Hornchurch

This year’s Langtons Concert proved a “fitting finale” to the borough’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations as crowds sang along to the nation’s favourite tunes in the beautiful Langtons gardens.

Around 2,000 residents and dignitaries listened to two hours of classical music, performed by the Westminster Philharmonic Orchestra, in the gardens of the stately house, in Billet Labe, Hornchurch.

The music came from a diverse variety of composers and writers, from Jean Philip Sousa’s The Washington Post, and Mike Batt’s The Wombling Song, to L�on Jessel’s The Parade of Tin Soldiers.

The Mayor of Havering, Cllr Lynden Thorpe, said: “Once again Langtons Concert proved to be a fantastic afternoon out. Fortunately the rain held off and we were able to listen to some terrific classical and contemporary music.

“The day was a fun and fitting finale for our Diamond Jubilee celebrations.


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“But our summer of fun is not over yet. We can now look forward to the Olympic Torch passing through the borough on 22 July, followed by the Hornchurch Live music festival and the Havering Show during the August bank holiday weekend.”

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