Blenheim Palace Battle Proms Concert
Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire.
Pack up the hampers and champers and join the crowd at the annual Battle Proms Concert.
This very special event is a firmly established favourite in the local calendar and is attended by thousands of loyal fans every year. 2017 marks 20 years since the first Battle Proms was staged, and there's a reason it continues to grow year on year.
Concert-goers will be treated to an extraordinary afternoon and evening of entertainment at this party in the park with a difference!
The full 2 hour orchestral concert from the 60 piece 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, The Red Devils parachute display team, 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!