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Prom at the Palace

 

Prom at the Palace


The Prom at the Palace was a classical music concert held in London in 2002. The event was in commemoration of the Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II. It was held at Buckingham Palace on 1 June 2002 forming part of the Golden Jubilee Weekend. It was the classical equivalent of the Party at the Palace, a pop/rock music event. Its name reflects the popular season of classical concerts held at the Royal Albert Hall, The Proms.

Contents

  • Event and Venue 1
  • Performers 2
  • Aspects of Concert 3
  • See also 4
  • External links 5

Event and Venue

The concert was held in Buckingham Palace Garden as part of the Golden Jubilee. The event was touted as the greatest classical concert in Britain in many years in part due to the quality of performers on a single stage. Tickets were determined by a lottery. Twelve thousand people attended the concert.

This was the first time that the Queen had ever opened the garden up to the public and heralded similar celebrations, both during the Golden Jubilee Year of 2002 and in 2006 for her 80th Birthday celebrations, which included a party for fellow octogenarians and a Children's Prom at the Palace).

Performers

Orchestras at the Prom included HM Royal Marines Portsmouth, the Roberto Alagna.

Aspects of Concert

The concert was the opening of the Golden Jubilee Weekend. In Buckingham Palace Garden, 12,000 guests each sat in their seats and ate a picnic dinner. The performances were done on a large stage constructed specially for the event. The performances were synchronized for ballet presentations inside of the Palace and broadcast to the crowds in the garden. The concert ended with the singing of "God Save the Queen".

See also

External links

  • ISBN B000069B68Prom at the Palaceamazon.com DVD listing for edited live recording of


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