ON Saturday, July 7, thousands of people are expected to pack up the picnic hampers and the champers and come together for the 8th annual Battle Proms picnic and firework concert at Burghley House.
The well-known high quality programme of music, displays and spectacular pyrotechnics will this year include an exciting addition in the form of The Blades Aerobatic Display Team.
There will be a full two hour programme of exquisite classical music performed by the renowned New English Concert Orchestra, plus of course all of the ‘Last Night of the Proms’ favourites performed by Channel 4’s winning soprano Denise Leigh. Audiences will also be treated to a tear-jerking aerial display from a WWII Spitfire, over 200 live cannons, mounted Napoleonic skill-at-arms displays and breathtaking fireworks to music.
The Blades are a leading display team of former Red Arrows pilots renowned worldwide for flying precision aerobatics to the highest level within a dynamic and cutting edge display. The pilots all live locally in and around Stamford, having been based at RAF Wittering, ‘The Home of the Harrier’, and two of the four have seen active service in this iconic battle plane.
In this special year of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II and the London Olympics, the Battle Proms offer a wonderful way to enjoy the best of British and join in with the flag-waving spirit that will soon be gripping the whole nation. Two hundred years after Napoleon’s famous retreat from Moscow, this is also the year to experience Tchaikovsky’s celebrated 1812 Overture with the full thunderous complement of live cannon fire and fireworks – unmissable!
The electric atmosphere is infectious, and as well as an enthusiastic following of regulars, each year many new visitors are learning the magic of a summer evening at the Battle Proms. With tickets already selling fast, the organisers are expecting a fabulous turnout in 2012. With early bird and group discounts available, now is the time to gather the troops and plan your trip! For more information and to book tickets visit the website at www.battleproms.com or call 01432 355416.