THE BATTLE Proms will make an explosive return to Ragley Hall for an open-air picnic concert in support of military charities.
Tickets are now on sale for the celebration taking place on Saturday August 11, in the grounds of the stately home near Alcester.
And this year the fundraiser is supporting the SSAFA – the Armed Forces charity – to raise funds for its work with serving members, veterans and their families.
Battle Proms will feature live orchestral music, Spitfire and parachute displays, cannon fire and cavalry displays with a musical firework finale.
Since 2004 the nation-wide event has supported military charities, with a total now standing at over £300,000.
Event director Adam Slough said: “While our concerts are joyous occasions, we are mindful of the fact that much of the music we perform, such as our signature piece, Beethoven’s ‘Battle Symphony’, was written to commemorate battles in which lives were lost. It therefore seems fitting to give SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity a platform at the Battle Proms, to both raise awareness of and funds for their vital work with our serving Forces, veterans and their families.”
Visit www.battleproms.com to book early bird tickets for £36 until May 1.