CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned re-opening time though it will not be before 1st June 2020 and is most likely to be September (according to some West End producers).
Some shows have been cancelled, or closed early, but many are being rescheduled and we are trying to keep up with the changes - assume that anything posted for April and May is actually postponed or cancelled. Pantomimes are possible but a few venues and shows may not return and larger venues and tours are unlikely to re-appear before 2021 though we have some hope for some panto ....
The 'Battle' in the concert name refers to the unique performance of Beethoven's 'Battle Symphony' - a powerful piece of music which was composed to include 193 live firing cannons as part of the score. This is the only concert series in the world to perform Beethoven's most ambitious piece with its full complement of thunderous percussion. A big screen will be displaying all the action from the cavalry, cannons, and stage so you never have to leave your seat! 19:00 - The Evening Salute - The 25 pounder Field Gun and Gun Team will signal the start of the concert with a 7 round salute in quick succession. Cavalry Skill at Arms Display - Agility test on Horseback with swords, lances and pistols. Plus Musical Programme. Musicvon Suppe (Light Cavalry Overture with cavalry display).MusicBach (Brandenburg Concerto No 3 1st Movement).MusicDvorak (Symphony No 9 the New World 1st Movement).MusicBizet (Aria Habanera - Carmen).MusicElgar (Chanson de Matin).MusicSibelius (Alla Marcia - Karelia Suite).MusicTchaikovsky (1812 Overture with cannons 25 pounder field gun and fireworks).MusicJ Strauss II (Blue Danube).MusicJ Strauss II (Explosions Polka with 25 pounder field gun).MusicCopland (Hoe Down Rodeo).MusicCoombes (Overture: British Grenadiers).MusicBeethoven (Battle Symphony Wellingtons' Victory with 193 live cannons musketfire and fireworks).MusicCoobes (arr - Portsmouth).MusicParry (Jerusalem).MusicArne (Rule Britannia).MusicElgar (Pomp and Circumstance No 1).