Battle Proms at Burghley is the perfect summer event

Battle Proms at Burghley EMN-140107-190338001
Battle Proms at Burghley EMN-140107-190338001
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The perfect summer celebration returns to the grounds of Burghley House, near Stamford, tomorrow.

This year’s Battle Proms will commemorate the centenary of the First World War with an orchestral performance of a specially composed work, thrilling cavalry displays carried out in First World War regalia and a medley of wartime songs performed by The Rockabellas.

The Battle Proms also offers the opportunity to see a piece of history in action beginning with a gun salute by an original First World War 13 pounder field gun that is taking part in the commemorative War Horse Ride in August.

There will also be an orchestral performance of Lest we Forget, a short work composed especially for the 2014 Battle Proms, in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice in World War One.

Opening with a solo trumpet fanfare (The Rouse) and incorporating iconic songs from the era, Lest We Forget takes in It’s a Long Way to Tipperary, What a Friend We Have in Jesus and Mademoiselle from Armentières, recognisable as the tune to Hinky Dinky Parlez-Vous, before ending with the emotive solo trumpet performance of The Last Post.

Battle Promenaders will also be treated to the Battle Proms signature piece – Beethoven’s Battle Symphony – performed as he intended with the full complement of 193 live firing cannon providing a thunderous percussion!

This open-air picnic concert also features a highly emotive Spitfire aerial display and a stunning firework finale. Gates open at 4.30pm with the entertainment starting at 6.20pm.

Advance tickets are available at a reduced rate by visiting or tickets are available on the gate, priced at £40 for adults, £17 for children and free for youngsters under four.