1997 - 2017: The 20th Anniversary of the Battle Proms!
20 years ago we had the idea to stage a picnic concert with a full orchestral performance of Beethoven's Battle Symphony, true to his original composition, with 193 live firing cannon providing the percussion. 20 years on and we are now preparing for our 20th season of staging our Battle Proms Picnic Concerts at some of the most stunning stately home grounds the UK has to offer. We hope to see you there!
We are also very proud of our ongoing relationship with our charity partner Combat Stress, and the fundraising success we have achieved over the years for this vital cause.
2016 Fundraising Success
While our events are very much a summer celebration, we are always mindful of the fact that music such as the Battle Symphony was written to commemorate a battle in which lives were lost, and that war continues today, in various guises, with the men and women of the armed forces still facing incredibly traumatic experiences.
As a result the Battle Proms team decided to support the armed forces charity Combat Stress, who have been our charity partner since 2004. Over this time our audience has been overwhelmingly generous and through your kind donations and our own contribution from the concert’s profits, we raised over £47,000 for Combat Stress in 2015, taking the total raised since our partnership began to £287,663.89!