go

Battle Proms at Highclere Castle heads towards fireworks finale

Over 9,500 visitors spread out for picnic concert

Jane Meredith

Reporter:

Jane Meredith

Contact:

01635 886637

Battle Proms at Highclere Castle heads towards fireworks finale

Battle Proms is heading towards a rousing, flag waving and fireworks finale at Highclere Castle - home of Downton Abbey - later this evening (Saturday).

Over 9,500 visitors will stream out of the sold-out-for-weeks picnic concert , situated over the Berkshire/Hampshire border, to make their way homewards into the sunset.

This will be after acclaimed soprano, Denise Leigh, brings the vast crowd to its feet, for a flag-waving, Proms sing-along, followed by a spectacular fireworks finale.

The rain has held off and sun broken through today, as the finishing touch to treats including a Napoleonic Cavalry display and Battle of Britain gun salute to mark the 75th anniversary of the air campaign.

All eyes were raised to the skies for a choreographed Spitfire air display, accompanied by a programme of classical music , led by the New English Concert Orchestra.

Live cannon fire from over 200 replica Napoleonic cannons, along with musket fire and fireworks provided the percussion for Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture and Beethoven's Battle Symphony.

For a sumptuous spread of several pages of photographs taken at this year's Battle Proms, pick up a copy of the Newbury Weekly News on Thursday.

Leave your comment

Share your opinions on Newbury Weekly News

Characters left: 1000

News

Newbury cabbie to turn detective on new TV show
News

Newbury cabbie to turn detective on new TV show

Firm operator to become Armchair Detective for the BBC

 
Box clever and give big softie Rocky a champion home
News

Box clever and give big softie Rocky a champion home

Champion boxer Rocky is appealing for a knock-out home

 
News

Hermitage development is on hold as plan is rejected

1comment

 
News

'Amazing' support for charity Christmas fair

 
News

Newbury explosions 'could have been catastrophic'

3comments