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By Alan Davies
Saturday, January 25, 2014
There is still time to buy Hatfield House Battle Proms tickets at the early bird price.
The 14th annual Battle Proms classical concert will take place in the grounds of the Hertfordshire stately home on Saturday, July 19.
Once again it will include all the favourite highlights, such as a full orchestral programme, Spitfire display, breathtaking fireworks, Napoleonic cavalry, 200 live cannons, picnic in the park atmosphere and a sing-along ‘Last Night of the Proms’ finale.
The concert’s compère will be Pam Rhodes and Douglas Coombes is the conductor. The soprano will be Denise Leigh.
Adult tickets are on sale until the end of the month online at the early booking rate of £29.50 per person.
The price rises to £32 if booked between February 1 and April 30, and £35 if booked from May 1 until the day before the concert.
Advance group bookings of 10 or more qualify for a £2 reduction per ticket.
The gate price will be £40, subject to availability.
Children aged five to 15 pay £17, and youngsters aged four and under do not require a ticket and will be admitted for free.
Proceeds from every ticket purchased will go to Battle Proms’ chosen charity, which is Combat Stress.
In recent years, Battle Proms picnic concerts have raised more than £166,000 to support this worthwhile cause.
Gates to Hatfield House will open at 4.30pm, with the entertainment beginning from 6.15pm.
The event finishes around 10.30pm, following a spectacular fireworks finale to music.
Adult tickets for the UK’s premier classical picnic proms at Hatfield House are available from £29.50 until January 31. Go to www.battleproms.com to book.
* Folk by the Oak – a one day festival of award-winning contemporary folk music – takes place in the leafy grounds of Hatfield House the day after Battle Proms. Visit www.folkbytheoak.com for more.
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