Dust off your Union Jacks, get your picnic blankets ready and prepare for an evening of sensational classical music, as the open-air extravaganza returns to the stately gardens of Castle Howard.
It’s a uniquely majestic setting for a musical programme that promises to be jam-packed with popular classics, songs from musicals and all of your flag-waving Proms favourites – including Jerusalem and Rule Britannia. Among the guest soloists will be best-selling tenor Wynne Evans, alongside Yorkshire's own operatic soprano, Sarah Fox, and both will be accompanied by the awe-inspiring London Gala Orchestra, conducted by Stephen Bell.
Wynne’s debut album with Warner Music went straight to number one in the classical charts in 2011, and his acclaimed performance in the 25th anniversary performance of The Phantom of the Opera – as well as his appearances in a host of concerts at the Royal Opera House, English National Opera and Opera North – have made him an incredibly popular live performer.
Giggleswick born-and-bred, Sarah promises to hit all the high notes in 2019’s event. Despite it being her first time at Castle Howard, she is no stranger to the Proms – having performed in the BBC MCM Prom in 2009 and The Proms in 2011. Sarah has since taken her vocal talents around the world, with leading operatic roles in Germany, Barcelona and Cincinnati.
Complete with a Spitfire flyover, fantastic laser displays (alongside some of the more rousing classics) and a jaw-dropping fireworks finale, this classical spectacular promises a night to remember for the whole family. And yours could be one of them, as we’ve got two adult tickets to the Proms at Castle Howard on 3rd August to giveaway to one lucky Living North reader.
To be in with a chance of winning, simply enter our competition below.
Castle Howard Proms
Castle Howard Estate, York YO60 7DA
Enter by post
Send your name and contact details on a postcard to Living North, Studio 2, St Nicholas Chare, Newcastle NE1 1RJ. Mark your entries CASTLE HOWARD PROMS.
Simply log in and enter using the online form linked to this competition, see below.
All entries to be received by 20th June.
Terms and Conditions:
– This prize entitles one winner to four free adult tickets to Castle Howard Proms on 3rd August, 2019.
– Prize is non-negotiable and non-transferable.
– No cash alternative.