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SOCIAL SCENE: Prom night at Ben Mar


SOCIAL SCENE: Prom night at Ben Mar

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In London, a Royal Albert Hall audience was taking in the last strains of music at the end of the 2014 summer season of daily concerts known as The Proms, and in Barbados British High Commissioner Victoria Deane was treating guests  to her own version of what for Brits has become a cherished tradition.

Television screens were strategically placed around the official residence Ben Mar for the High Commissioner’s autumn reception. It treated guests to a sampling of the atmosphere and repertoire of classical music which patrons in Britain enjoy on The Last Night Of the Proms.  This final night of concert performances in the Royal Albert Hall culminates eight weeks of performances there as well as in parks.

Amidst the din of cocktail chatter and lots of socialising, guests at Ben Mar also paused to take in the music of the 1688 Classical Quartet headed by director Stefan Walcott on steel pan, with Wayne Gill on violin, Richard Evans on double bass and Joseph Callender on flute.