The Battle Proms at Burghley is held on an impressive elevated parkland position overlooking the grand Elizabethan architecture of Burghley House - the perfect setting for a classical outdoor concert for summer 2013.
Burghley was built for Sir William Cecil, who was Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1558 and 1587. It has featured in blockbusters such as the Da Vinci Code and Pride and Prejudice.
Burghley House official website: www.burghley.co.uk
£29.00 if booked before 31 January 2013 (Online purchase only)
£31.50 if booked between 1 February 2013 and 30 April 2013
£34.00 if booked from 1 May 2013 until the day before the concert
Child aged 5 to 15:
£16.00 (children aged 4 and under are free, and do not require a ticket)
£240.00 for a table of 4
£340.00 for a table of 6
Battle Proms Concerts are proud to offer a £2 discount per ticket to serving and retired military personnel - please call the Box Office on 01432 355 416 to redeem .
Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 3JY
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Order here online andon arrival at the concert.
You can also hire chairs, tables and pre-erected gazebos to help make your Battle Proms evening extra special.
Order here online and pick up on arrival at the concert.
(NOTE - Strictly limited availability on gazebos - please book early to avoid disappointment)
Food, Drink, Friends
Music, Spectacle, Ambience
Discover a unique experience at the 9th annual Burghley House Battle Proms Concert:
4.30pm Gates Open
Relax with your hampers and champers, win a prize at the traditional fairground stalls, visit the Napoleonic re-enactors at their encampment and get in the party spirit as warm-up act The Rockabellas take to the stage!
The Blades Aerobatic Display Team
The world renowned Blades Aerobatic Team perform their dynamic and breathtaking
aerial display. You could fly with the
Blades: Visit their stall on site for exclusive charity flight bookings
being taken on the night! Proceeds from these flights will go to the Battle Proms charity partner, Combat
A video of The Blades in action
The Blades passenger experience - this could be you!
7.15pm Napoleonic Cavalry and Infantry displays
There’s a thundering of hooves as the mounted cavalry invite you to discover the colour and chivalry of the Napoleonic era, demonstrating battlefield skill-at-arms with lances, rifles and superb horsemanship.
7.55pm Evening Gun Salute
The gunners of the English Field Artillery Company herald the commencement of the evening’s musical programme with a volley of shots from an authentic vintage field gun.
8.00pm-10.30pm The Musical Programme
The evening continues with an uplifting and inspiring celebration of soul-stirring classical favourites, performed by the New English Concert Orchestra conducted by Douglas Coombes, and hosted by popular BBC presenter Pam Rhodes.
The historic and unmistakable sound of the Spitfire engine rumbles overhead in accompaniment to the concert’s opening piece. This meticulously choreographed and tear-jerking aerial display is performed in the skies above the arena by Carolyn Grace in the legendary Grace Spitfire.
Let battle commence! The ground shakes for Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture with
live cannon fire, serving as a pyrotechnical warm-up to the celebratory piece
of music that gives the Battle Proms its name: Beethoven’s Wellington’s Victory, more
commonly known as the ‘Battle Symphony’,
performed with a staggering 193 cannons, musket fire and fireworks.
The Battle Proms is the only regular open air concert in the
world to perform this piece in full using live cannon with real black powder explosions,
each fired electronically by the orchestra’s percussionist following the
original score. This is classical music with unrivalled dramatic impact; an unforgettable
spectacle that must be seen (and heard!) to be believed.
WATCH NOW: The Battle Proms cannons in action.
The perfect summer evening closes with the traditional sing-along, flag-waving proms finale, including favourites Jerusalem, Rule Britannia, God Save the Queen and Land of Hope and Glory, culminating in a dazzling firework spectacular!
Widely regarded as the
most exciting summer proms concert in the country, the Battle Proms is
a firmly established favourite that thousands of fans return to year after year. Pack
up a picnic, stock up on fizz and join the party; whether you’re
planning a romantic evening as a couple, a celebration as a group, or want to
enjoy an informal concert as a family then this could be the unique experience
you have been looking for.
FINISH APPROX 10.30pm
The sweeping vistas of Burghley Park make a perfect venue for this classical open air concert. Enjoy a day of classical music, picnics and stirring military displays with the impressive Burghley House as a backdrop.
The Battle Proms have held classical open air concerts at Burghley Park for 8 years, and the combination of views over stunning parkland and beautiful orchestral music as the sun sets always leaves unforgettable memories.