Hatfield House Battle Proms raises thousands for Combat Stress

18:37 21 July 2014

Collecting for Combat Stress at Hatfield House Battle Proms 2014

Collecting for Combat Stress at Hatfield House Battle Proms 2014

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Generous concert-goers dug deep for charity at Battle Proms in Hatfield.

Battle Proms 2014 at Hatfield House raised thousands for Combat StressBattle Proms 2014 at Hatfield House raised thousands for Combat Stress

A crowd of more than 7,000 invaded Hatfield House for the 14th annual Battle Proms open air picnic concert on Saturday night.

Revellers enjoyed a choreographed Spitfire display to the dramatic Jupiter by Holst performed by the New English Concert Orchestra and conducted by Douglas Coombes.

The full programme of sublime classical music also included the Battle Proms’ signature piece – Beethoven’s Battle Symphony – performed as the composer intended with the full complement of 193 live firing cannon providing a thunderous percussion.

This year the thrilling and ever-popular mounted skill-at-arms display by an expert cavalry troop was carried out in WW1 regalia to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, just one of many elements in the 2014 programme that paid homage to this important historical milestone.

Each year the concert raises funds for Combat Stress, the Veterans’ Mental Health Charity, which specialises in helping veterans of the Armed Forces and Merchant Navy with psychological injuries caused through service to their country.

On Saturday more than £5,700 was raised from audience donations at the Hatfield House Battle Proms – with money still being counted.

Ellie Hall, of Combat Stress, said: “We are delighted to be working with the Battle Proms again. Together we have raised over £178,000 at various concerts over the years.

“We would like to offer our sincere thanks to the generous Hatfield House Battle Prommers, many of whom attend year on year and never fail to surprise us with their generosity.”

Battle Proms will return to Hatfield House next summer on Saturday, July 18, 2015.

* For more information on Battle Proms visit www.battleproms.com and for more on Combat Stress visit www.combatstress.org.uk

* See this week’s Welwyn Hatfield Times, out Wednesday, for more pictures from Battle Proms 2014.

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