THE Battle Proms Picnic Concert will celebrate two decades of sublime classical music, carefully choreographed spitfire and cavalry displays, dramatic cannon fire and stunning fireworks at Ragley Hall this summer.

Now in its seventh year at Ragley, The Battle Proms takes much of its historical inspiration from the Napoleonic wars.

As well as staging a colourful skill-at-arms cavalry display in full regalia, the Battle Proms is believed to be the only place in the world you can see Beethoven’s Battle Symphony performed.

Written to celebrate a key victory during the Peninsula War, the Battle Symphony was composed to include 193 live firing cannons.

More than 200 cannons will be used in Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and the Battle Symphony to create an authentic, ground-shaking and breathtaking percussion.

Grace Spitfire team will also create one of the most carefully choreographed display dancing through the sky to the opening pieces of the orchestral performance by the New English Concert Orchestra.

The full orchestral programme then takes centre stage for the rest of the evening, complete with a stunning performance by star soprano Denise Leigh and culminating in a flag-waving, sing-a-long ‘last night of the Proms’ style finale as a spectacular firework display lights up the sky.

The event returns to Ragley Hall on Saturday, August 12.

For more information, or to book tickets, visit or call 01432 355 416.