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The Proms will bring four nights of the 2014 Castle Concerts to a close on Saturday July 19 with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

14 March 2014
by Lizzie Massey

It’s one of the few times Britons let themselves show a bit of patriotism, so grab your flag and get set to wave it.

The Proms, as ever, will bring four nights of the 2014 Castle Concerts to a close on Saturday July 19.

Keeping with tradition The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will provide the grand finale; with the stirring notes of Rule Britannia, Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory echoing round the picturesque Castle Gardens.

Final night of the Castle Concerts with a night at the proms, 2013

Final night of the Castle Concerts with a night at the proms, 2013

Union flag in one hand, glass of champagne in the other, friends and families can enjoy a day of picnics and classical music followed by fireworks.

The orchestra will be joined on stage by soloist soprano Jo Appleby as well as the Hertfordshire Chorus, one of the country’s finest large choirs.

"I can’t think of a better and more dramatic way of rounding off the concerts" - Cllr Howard Doe

Cllr Howard Doe, head of community services, said: “The Proms has become a signature part of the Castle Concerts line up and I can’t think of a better and more dramatic way of rounding off the concerts than with the sound of the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

“It’s going to be spectacular as always, so be sure to book your tickets soon to avoid disappointment.”

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has toured extensively, including Scandinavia, Russia, Estonia, the USA, Spain, Turkey and Monaco.

They have performed with Jose Carreras, Liza Minnelli and the OperaBabes, as well as toured the UK with Russell Watson and Lesley Garrett and Sir Cliff Richard.

Castle Concerts, Castle Gardens, Rochester

Castle Concerts, Castle Gardens, Rochester

Andrea Bocelli, Lesley Garrett, George Benson, Henry Mancini, Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder and Luciano Pavarotti are among others the orchestra has worked with.

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Monday, 17 March.

For more information or to buy tickets visit www.thecastleconcerts.co.uk, call 01634 338338 or drop in to the Central Theatre Box Office, The Brook Theatre Box Office or Medway Visitor Information Centre

Final night of the Castle Concerts with a night at the proms, 2013

Final night of the Castle Concerts with a night at the proms, 2013

The Proms is the second of the 2014 Castle Concerts line up to be announced.

On Wednesday it was revealed that three founding members of UB40, including front man Ali Campbell, will be headlining on Friday, July 18 as part of their comeback world tour.

UB40 tickets are on sale from today (Friday).

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