Alfie Boe, Sir Willard White, Aled Jones, Tenors Unlimited and Queen Symphonic headline a spectacular Picnic Proms at Harewood House this September.
After a long year of lockdowns, stars of the West End, Broadway, and international music arenas will gather for a rousing, spine-tingling extravaganza in the magnificent grounds.
Picnic Proms Summer Series is a three day series of concerts featuring musical theatre legends, orchestral icons, a symphonic spectacular and spellbinding silent firework displays.
Alfie Boe will open the series of concerts on Friday 3rd September 2021. Ever since he exploded onto the music scene nearly 20 years ago, Alfie Boe, a veteran of the London stage and Broadway, has racked up one extraordinary achievement after another. He has two UK Number 1 albums to his credit and has sold more than one million albums in the UK. Having performed in some of the world’s greatest venues, he has the rare ability to bring together all sorts of music lovers.
On Saturday 4th September 2021, The Great Yorkshire Proms will feature another stellar line-up of classical talent. Hosted by singer and presenter Aled Jones MBE, special guests include Sir Willard White, Sophie Evans, Peyee Chen and Tenors Unlimited, also known as the Rat Pack of opera. They will be accompanied by The Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra, a professional orchestra specifically created to support freelance musicians from Yorkshire, who have been hit hardest by the pandemic.
The final night on Sunday 5th September 2021 September will see international rock band Queen Symphonic wow audiences with performances of Queen’s greatest hits. The unique sound blends symphonic arrangements with classic Queen songs. Queen Symphonic features exceptional vocalists, a world class rock band and the incredible 50-piece Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra. Expect to hear unforgettable tunes such as Crazy Little Thing Called Love, We Will Rock You, Don’t Stop Me Now and of course Bohemian Rhapsody.
Saturday and Sunday’s performance will end with a live firework finale, uniquely silent to ensure minimal disturbance to Harewood House’s gorgeous wildlife. The shows will take place in the grounds of Harewood House, taking full advantage of the picturesque surroundings. Event guests are invited to bring their own food, drink, chairs and blankets, enjoying a full Picnic Proms experience in the heart of Harewood.