Battle Proms Concert

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Saturday, August 3, 2019

A summer celebration with music, Spitfire, cannons, cavalry & fireworks

A summer celebration with music, Spitfire, cannons, cavalry & fireworks!

Pack up the hampers and champers and join thousands of loyal fans for an exceptional afternoon and evening of entertainment at the 19th annual Highclere Castle Battle Proms Concert.

Enjoy a full 2 hour programme of captivating classical music from the 60 piece New English Concert Orchestra, led by Douglas Coombes MBE and compered by much-loved BBC presenter Pam Rhodes. The extensive programme of entertainments also includes toe-tapping vintage vocals, breathtaking Spitfire display to Elgar’s Nimrod, sensational freefall demonstration by The Red Devils parachute team, dramatic WWI cavalry display, and groundshaking live fire from over 200 cannons!

In a stunning setting right in front of the Castle, this quintessentially British ‘party in the park’ features magnificent musical firework displays, culminating in a flag waving, sing-a-long spectacular including all the ‘last night of the proms’ finale favourites such as Jerusalem, Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory.

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 firing Napoleonic cannons providing a thunderous percussion!

The Battle Proms team are delighted to announce that they will be supporting SSAFA – the Armed Forces charity, who provide lifelong support for our Forces and their families, whenever and wherever they are needed. Since 2004, through audience donations and contributions from concert profits, the Battle Proms events have raised over £330,000 for military charities.

The event takes place on Saturday 3rd August 2019. Gates open 4.00pm, entertainments from 5.45pm, finish approx. 10.00pm

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