Aug 1st: Battle Proms Picnic Concert

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Battle Proms Picnic Concert

Postponed to Saturday July 31st 2021

Each year around 10,000 concert-goers gather in the stunning grounds in front of Highclere Castle for an exceptional evening of sublime classical music. The programme includes carefully choreographed and thrilling Spitfire and cavalry displays, dramatic cannon fire and a stunning firework finale.

Approaching its 20th year at Highclere, the series itself is celebrating 20 years since the first Battle Proms was staged, and there’s a reason it continues to be a firmly established favourite in the local calendar. The organisers are now encouraging people to book early and ensure they don’t miss out on the best possible ticket prices for this fabulous summer event. So pack up the hampers and champers and gather the troops for this ‘Party in the Park’ with a difference! 

The full 2 hour orchestral concert from the New English Concert Orchestra, led by Douglas Coombes MBE and compered by much-loved BBC presenter Pam Rhodes, will include a host of well-known classical pieces and conclude with a ‘last night of the proms’ sing-along with favourites such as Jerusalem, Land of Hope and Glory and more. 
 
The musical programme will be augmented by a toe-tapping warm-up act, thrilling Napoleonic cavalry displays, a meticulously choreographed aerial display from a WWII Spitfire, live firing cannons and, of course, spectacular fireworks. The Battle Proms is still believed to be the only opportunity in the world to see their signature piece - Beethoven’s Battle Symphony - performed as he composed it: with 193 live Napoleonic cannon providing a thunderous percussion!
 
Gates open 4.00pm, entertainments from approx. 5.50pm, finish approx. 10.00pm
 

For further information, or to book tickets, visit the Battle Proms website: www.battleproms.com