On 10 July 2000 – exactly one year since the disappointment of Procol not playing in Poland – the 400+ subscribers to the 'Beyond the Pale' newsletter, 'Fresh Fruit', received this momentous message … the welcome, first authorised statement about any Procol Harum activity since the Redhill party nearly three years earlier (if you don't get 'Fresh Fruit', why not subscribe now, by clicking this link?)
We imagine that Procol Harum fans will be interested to read the following information, which 'Beyond the Pale' has been authorised, by Gary Brooker's office, to divulge.
Procol Harum will play as the climax of the Guildford Multimedia Arts Festival on Sunday 17 September 2000. (The festival has later been renamed as The Web Arts Festival). At 7.30pm the evening event kicks off with The New London Sinfonia, the Guildford Choral Society and other well-respected artists performing classical pieces. Procol Harum will take the stage as the climax to the evening, when they will join the orchestra and choir. They are also expected to play as a five piece for parts of the evening.
We are not yet able to confirm the personnel, but you can be certain that we will pass on this information the moment it's available. Likewise booking details will be made available shortly. No other concerts are planned at present, but this Millennium Concert amply fulfils Gary's promise to all the fans who have done so much to keep the fires burning brightly since Redhill.
Check 'Beyond the Pale' tonight for up-to-the-minute
details : http://www.procolharum.com/whatsnew.htm
"They had left the scene, triumphant ... they would live to fight again ..."
Roland and Jens
Millennium Concert : index-page: more details!