The Last Night Of The Proms Classical Spectacular
The Last Night of The Proms is undoubtedly the most prevalent type of concert associated with The English National Philharmonic Orchestra. The concert is an amazing, uniquely and quintessentially British event that attracts thousands of people right across the UK, to what is usually set as an open-air concert, often hosted by some of Britain's most famous castles and stately homes as the backdrop.
The electric atmosphere and rippling excitement at this event is beyond compare and in recent years, we have been honoured to have presenters such as Gyles Brandreth and the BBC’s Fiona Bruce host this annual spectacular concert.
Ben Crick conducts the ENPO who leads us through an enjoyable and varied programme. The first half of this classical spectacular features a mixture of popular classics, ranging from well-known movie themes and classical favourites to celebrated operatic arias led by our guest tenor and soprano international soloists. The second half will, of course, feature the famous British patriotic anthems associated with the Last Night of The Proms Concert.
During the first part of the concert, the Prommers will behave as impeccably as they normally do, even though they're sporting unusual clothing festooned with Union Jacks and brandishing Union Jack flags. But this is not what the Prommers are really here for; no, they are here for the climax of the patriotic finale featuring "Land of Hope and Glory" (or Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance" March No. 1), the Fantasia of British Sea Songs (including the very popular "Rule Britannia), "Jerusalem" and finally the National Anthem and "Auld Lang Syne".
Throughout all of this, the Prommers always rousingly sing along, bob up and down in time with the music and join in with whistles and hooters! This is often mixed with a spectacular firework display set to music as the grand finale.
The Last Night of The Proms Classical Spectacular is an emotionally-charged, fun and rousing evening that promises to be a night to remember for a long time to come.