Battle Proms at Burghley House on July 9

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THE spectacular Battle Proms concert will be held in the grounds of Burghley House tomorrow.

The gates will be open from 4.30pm so there will be plenty of time before the evening’s entertainment begins to unpack the picnic hampers, visit the traditional fairground stalls and the Napoleonic re-enactors at their encampment, and get in the party spirit with the warm-up jazz act.

At 7.15pm the Napoleonic cavalry and infantry will demonstrate battlefield skill-at-arms with lances, rifles and horsemanship followed by the evening gun salute from the English Field Artillery Company at 7.55pm.

The musical programme will begin at 8pm with the New English Concert Orchestra, conducted by Douglas Coombes and hosted by BBC presenter, Pam Rhodes.

In true Battle Proms style, the programme will include a wealth of soul-stirring favourites along with a selection of enchanting songs and arias from soprano soloist, Denise Leigh.

To add to the atmosphere there will be the sound of a Spitfire engine overhead as it performs a meticulously choreographed aerial display to Holst’s Jupiter. Expertly and precisely launched fireworks will complete the spectacle.

Tickets can be purchased from Burghley House, Stamford Arts Centre, Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham, Peterborough Visitor Information Centre, Oundle International Festival Office, Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre and Rutland Water Tourist Information Centre.