LAST NIGHT OF THE BLICKLING PROMS – Saturday 13th August 2016
There were four pairs of tickets to give away and the winners are: Richard Smith from Old Catton, Norwich; Valerie Cresswell, from Burgh Castle, near Great Yarmouth; D Stewart from Ingatestone, Essex; and Karen Hewitt from Ely in Cambridgeshire. They will enjoy a glass of bubbly with the talented trio, Humphrey, Stephen and Ollie during the interval. They will also receive a photograph taken by a professional photographer, as well as a Carluccio’s hamper to enjoy on the evening. Classical male group BLAKE, who have a global following, are looking forward to their night at Blickling on Saturday August 13.Humphrey Berney said: “As a Norfolk boy, I remember visiting the iconic house and gardens as a child and later seeing big international stars such as Van Morrison and Simply Red perform there, so it’s going to be a real highlight.” In the first half, the music will step through some of the most iconic film scores of all time from classics like My Fair Lady and Lawrence of Arabia. BLAKE will also perform some of their best-loved classics, including Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Hallelujah and Fields of Gold. The second set will include Bring Him Home and Nessun Dorma as well as all the proms favourites. Classical Reflection, the twins who featured on the BBC’s The Voice show last year, will also join in to sing E Piu Ti Penso from Once Upon a Time in America. The evening will finish with a fireworks spectacular over the lake.The highly-acclaimed Sinfonia Viva orchestra, under conductor Roderick Dunk, will be returning. Parking is free and there’s a magnum of Champagne on offer for the best-dressed film character.■ Event details are available online at http://www.revival-productions.co.uk or you can call the box office on 01283 841601; group discounts of up to 20pc are also available. Tickets are £35 in advance (£38 on the night).
Win VIP passes to meet Brit-award winners Blake
Fans of classical music are being given the chance to win a date with Brit award winners Blake.
The trio are headlining the Last Night of the Blickling Proms on the National Trust estate near Aylsham on Saturday, August 13.
And everyone who buys a ticket for the open-air concert before Friday, April 15, will be entered into a prize draw, along with those who have already got theirs, for the chance to win a glass of bubbly with them.
The VIP passes – there are eight up for grabs – also include a Carluccio hamper to enjoy on the evening in the glorious grounds.
And all the winners, who will be announced at the end of April, will be sent a memento of the occasion in the form of a photograph taken by a professional photographer.
Lisa Ward, from Revival Productions who are staging the event for a fifth year, said: “They really are lovely guys and couldn’t be more accommodating and charming, so it will be a lovely opportunity for our winners.”
The 2016 event is set to draw the audience in with a rousing first half. The music will step through some of the most iconic film scores of all time from My Fair Lady, Lawrence of Arabia, Overture South Pacific, Back to the Future and Superman to the violin solo from Schindler’s List. Blake will also perform some of their best-loved classics, including You Raise Me Up, Hallelujah and Fields of Gold.
In the second half, the trio will sing tracks such as Bring Him Home and Nessun Dorma as well as the Proms favourites, Rule Britannia, Land of Hope & Glory and Jerusalem.
With free parking for coaches and cars, concert-goers are invited to bring flags, picnics and wine – and there is a magnum of Champagne for the best-dressed film character.
Event details are at http://www.revival-productions.co.uk. Or call the box office on . Tickets are £35 in advance, £38 on the night.
We are delighted that BLAKE will be joining us at Blickling in 2016.
BLAKE are a British vocal group. They are widely known as the group who formed on Facebook.
BLAKE comprises of three men whose friendship and musical careers date back to their school days. After reuniting via Facebook as adults they had recorded their first album after only six months. It was a phenomenal success going straight to No. 1 in the UK Classical Album Chart and taking the pop charts by storm. With over 100,000 copies of the album selling in just three weeks, the group earned their first Gold Disc. Recognised by the music industry for their talent, the album received the prestigious Classical Brit Award for Album of the Year in 2008 – a huge honour for a group that was still less than a year old.
The group also has personal links with Norfolk; Humphrey Berney, one of the Trio, is particularly happy to be returning to his home county, having been born and raised on a farm just outside Dereham. He said: “To perform at the Blickling Proms has always been a dream – it’s one of the most famous and loved houses in Norfolk and to perform there with BLAKE will undoubtedly be a highlight of 2016.”
Read more about BLAKE on their official website: http://www.blakeofficial.com/
In the 5th year of the Blickling Proms we wanted to ramp things up a gear and are delighted to announce that the Brit Award winning harmony trio Blake will be performing with Sinfonia Viva, hosted by Conductor Roderick Dunk.
We are delighted to announce that Classical Reflection will be joining us at Blickling on 13th August! They will be singing the beautiful “E Piu Ti Penso” from “Once Upon a Time in America” and a bit of flag waving at the end with Blake! The night just gets better!!