A summer celebration with Spitfire, cannons, cavalry and fireworks! A quintessentially British event, the UK’s premier picnic concert series returns to Burghley House on Saturday 8 July.
This spectacular open-air concert takes place overlooking the stunning Elizabethan architecture of Burghley House, and begins with toe-tapping vintage vocals from The Battle Proms Belles, followed by a colourful historic cavalry display. Then it’s eyes to the skies as The Red Devils, the Parachute Regiment and British Army’s official display team, perform their daring freefall display in the skies above the concert.
The highlight of the evening is a 2-hour orchestral performance of uplifting classical favourites by the New English Concert Orchestra, ably led by Conductor Douglas Coombes MBE and featuring acclaimed soprano Denise Leigh. The stirring opening pieces, Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March No 4 and Symphony No.1, will herald the arrival of the legendary Grace Spitfire for a breath-taking and meticulously choreographed aerial display.
As the evening draws in the excitement builds with Tchaikovsky’s celebrated 1812 Overture and the Battle Proms signature piece, Beethoven’s ‘Battle Symphony’. A Battle Proms Concert is the only place in the world that you can experience this piece performed as Beethoven composed it, with 193 live firing cannons providing a ground-shaking percussion!
An evening you won’t forget, The Battle Proms culminates in a jubilant flag-waving sing-along finale, as Denise brings the crowd to its feet with Jerusalem, Rule Brittania, Land of Hope and Glory and more, while magnificent musical firework displays light up the sky.
Gather your friends, pack a picnic, chill some fizz and head to the Battle Proms at Burghley House!
Venue: Burghley House, Stamford
Tickets: £55 (16+) | £21 (Child) | Under 5's Free
Gates Open: 4.30pm | Entertaiment begins 6.15pm | approx finish 10.30pm
Wheelchair accessible, parking available, toilets and bar on site.
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