A PATRIOTIC concert with a touch of Hollywood glamour is coming to Weymouth.

Dorset Sinfonia orchestra is performing a concert at Weymouth Bay Methodist Church on Saturday.

The event is a blend of film music and classic Last Night of the Proms pieces and features local talent, the soprano Caroline Thomas.

Caroline is performing I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables in the film part of the concert and the rousing prom favourite, Rule Britannia.

Other prom standards include Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance Marches, with, of course, Land of Hope and Glory.

The audience will be treated to extracts from the scores of The Lord of the Rings, The Deer Hunter and many more.

Dorset Sinfonia is an amateur group which performs a wide variety of genres, illustrated by the program for this concert.

The orchestra has recently started a drive to increase audience sizes and offer an even wider repertoire.

Caroline Thomas completed her training at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

She used to perform in the string section of Dorset Sinfonia before she became a singer.

Spokesman Ian Thomas said: “We know our audiences love our concerts and whilst we do want more people to be able to enjoy us, we do not just want to get higher attendance for its own sake.

“If we are to succeed in growing the orchestra, we need a bigger income from ticket sales, as well as funding from other sources such as sponsorship and grants.

“More money means that we can afford to buy performance rights for more modern pieces and engage specialist musicians and their instruments for more challenging works.”

He said larger audiences would mean bigger and better concerts, which would in turn draw even larger audiences and begin more success.

“In short, we want to live up to our motto: ‘Music for Pleasure for All’”.

Musicians of any age are welcome to join. Anyone who is interested should visit dorsetsinfonia.co.uk or find the orchestra on Facebook.

The concert is at 7.30pm this Saturday at Weymouth Bay Methodist Church, Weymouth Bay Avenue. Tickets are £8 (children are free) and can be bought at Weymouth Pavilion Box Office on 01305 783225, Dorchester Tourist Information Centre on 01305 267992 or on the door.