Althorp House to host Battle Proms concert

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Althorp House is the setting for an annual celebration of pomp and ceremony in the form of the Batttle Proms.

The Battle Proms event returns to the stately home for the sixth year running on Saturday, August 10.

The event will combine a unique blend of traditional picnic concert, sublime music and military action in the grounds of Althorp.

Battle Proms Concerts will host the 75th Battle Proms concert in its 16 year history at Althorp, the home of Earl Spencer.

Audiences visiting the landmark concert will be treated to thunderous live cannon fire, a tear-jerking WWII Spitfire Aerial display, mounted Napoleonic skill-at-arms displays and, of course, a full orchestral programme packed with proms favourites and a spectacular fireworks finale.

Visitors are also treated to a stunningly choreographed Grace Spitfire Aerial display, which this year will be flying to Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance No. 4 and Symphony No. 1.

Back by popular demand are star soprano, Denise Leigh, who recently performed at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic games, and celebrated young violinist Katy Smith who will give a virtuoso performance of the 1st Movement of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.

Over the last 16 years the Battle Proms have developed one of the most distinct and comprehensive concert programmes in the UK.

Tables can be reserved in the Concert Pavilion for the concert and is the perfect place to enjoy a restful picnic with family or friends, in a prime viewing spot for the concert.

Tickets for the concert are £34 in advance or can be bought on the gate for £39. Entrance for children is £16.

For a table at the concert pavillion, it is £240 for a table of four and £340 for a table of six.

For further details about the event or other events in the local area and to book tickets, either call 01432 355 416 or, alternatively visit www.battleproms.com

To find out how to win tickets for the Battle Proms, see the Daventry Express published tomorrow (Thursday).