Tickets still on sale for
The Great British Proms
at Blickling Hall Saturday 12th August 2017
The event, previously known as the Last Night of the Blickling Proms, returns in 2017 as The Great British Proms. The programme, which contains a veritable British feast of music from across the home nations, is being planned for what has become an annual favourite in the Norfolk calendar for 1000s of concert-goers. The event takes place at Blickling on Saturday 12th August and there are a limited number of early bird tickets available now.
The National Symphony Orchestra will be performing iconic music from all corners of the UK; it will begin with the National Anthem. Following on from this there will be representation of some truly rousing English classics including the “Dambusters” March, “I Vow to Thee My Country” and “The Archers” theme tune! We will then move across the water to the Emerald Isle, from where the orchestra will play “Danny Boy”, “Irish Washerwoman Encore” & “Toss the Feather”, a favourite in Irish dance music.
The orchestra will then continue its journey back across the Irish sea to Wales from where the Classical Brit Award-winning Welsh vocal group, Only Men Aloud, will bring their breath-taking sound to the Blickling audience; they will be singing rugby favourite “Bread of Heaven” and other Welsh favourites. Then, it’s time to head north for music from the Scottish Highlands which will be performed by a Norfolk-based, traditional pipe band. Scottish greats including “Skye Boat Song”, “Scotland the Brave” and “Flower of Scotland” will be performed before the pipe band walks up through the centre of the crowd to mark the end of a truly memorable first half.
The second half will see the National Symphony Orchestra, whose international reputation for excellence puts them in the top 4 orchestras in the UK, return to the stage to perform all the Proms favourites including “Rule Britannia”, “Land of Hope & Glory” and British anthem “Jerusalem”.
It promises to be a celebratory evening featuring some of Britain’s best artists and musicians, so come and join in the fun at the event that has become an annual favourite for thousands of concert-goers who know they can expect a very special evening.
As well as having FREE parking (for both coaches and cars), guests can bring their picnics and champagne, wave their flags, sing along and soak up the atmosphere with friends in the outstanding Blickling Hall setting. The evening will conclude with a stunning fireworks finale over the lake, choreographed to the music.
Don’t miss out – a limited number of Early Bird tickets are available now at a reduced price of £30 (£35 thereafter and £38 on the night) and event details are available online at www.greatbritishprom.co.uk or you can call the box office on 01630 674342.