There’s under a month to go until the ever-popular Battle Proms concert returns to Hatfield.

And we've got a ‘Money Can’t Buy’ experience at the Hatfield Park Battle Proms up for grabs after teaming up with concert organisers JSL Productions.

Herts Advertiser: Fireworks at The Battle Proms concert.Fireworks at The Battle Proms concert. (Image: Tammy Marlar / Battle Proms)

When the UK’s premier picnic concert series returns to the stunning parkland of Hatfield House on Saturday, July 15 the perfect summer afternoon begins with toe-tapping vintage vocals from The Battle Proms Belles, followed by a thrilling historic cavalry display.

Then it’s eyes to the skies as The Red Devils, the Parachute Regiment and British Army’s official display team, perform their daring freefall display above the Hertfordshire park.

The highlight of the evening is a two-hour orchestral performance of uplifting classical favourites by the New English Concert Orchestra, ably led by conductor Douglas Coombes MBE and featuring acclaimed soprano Denise Leigh.

Herts Advertiser: The New English Concert Orchestra on stage at The Battle Proms concert.The New English Concert Orchestra on stage at The Battle Proms concert. (Image: Tammy Marlar / Battle Proms)

The stirring opening pieces, Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March No 4 in G and Symphony No.1 in A flat, will herald the arrival of the legendary Grace Spitfire for a breathtaking and meticulously choreographed aerial display.

As the evening draws in the excitement builds with Tchaikovsky’s celebrated 1812 Overture and the Battle Proms signature piece, Beethoven’s ‘Battle Symphony’.

A Battle Proms concert is the only place in the world that you can experience this piece performed as Beethoven composed it - with 193 live firing cannons providing a ground-shaking percussion!

A memorable experience to share with family and friends, The Battle Proms culminates in a jubilant, flag-waving, sing-along finale, as Denise brings the crowd to its feet with Jerusalem, Rule Brittania, Land of Hope and Glory and more, while magnificent musical firework displays light up the sky.

Herts Advertiser: A couple enjoying The Battle Proms concert.A couple enjoying The Battle Proms concert. (Image: Tammy Marlar / Battle Proms)


COMPETITION: Win 6 tickets and ‘Money Can’t Buy’ experience at the Hatfield Park Battle Proms on Saturday, July 15

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at a live music event? Here’s your chance to find out!

We have SIX tickets for The Battle Proms at Hatfield House on Saturday, July 15, 2023 to be won.

And that's not all. Our lucky winner will also enjoy an exclusive backstage tour with conductor Douglas Coombes MBE, where you will meet some of the stars of the show, get a conductor’s eye view of the audience, and learn more about the incredible music, dramatic displays and breathtaking pyrotechnics that make the Battle Proms such a special event.

To add a little more sparkle, there will even be a bottle of Prosecco for you and your guests to enjoy on arrival at the concert!

To enter, simply answer the following question and follow the entry instructions.

Who composed The Battle Proms' signature piece?

a) Tchaikovsky

b) Ludwig van Beethoven

c) Edward Elgar

Email your answer, with 'BATTLE PROMS' in the subject line, to 

The closing date is noon on Monday, July 3, 2023, and the editor's decision is final. Don't forget to include a contact number. Normal Newsquest competition and rules apply. 



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