We're off to the Proms! AAM announced as charity partner for Castle Howard Proms

We’re thrilled to bits to announce that we’re the charity partner for this year’s Castle Howard Proms!

We’ll be heading to the Proms on Saturday 18th August with some of our fabulous project participants. As well as enjoying a fantastic evening of entertainment - you all know how much we love music! - we’ll also be telling people about AAM and the work we do. Some of the AAM team had a lovely afternoon at Castle Howard earlier this month. We had a tour of the house and the chance to meet with Nicholas Howard. And we had a look at the gorgeous event site, where Lesley Garrett's going to be singing in a few weeks' time - eek!

The Proms at Castle Howard is always a very special, memorable evening: the hugely popular outdoor picnic classical concert is set against the glorious lakeside backdrop of one of England’s finest historic houses; opening with a Spitfire flypast and closing with a spectacular firework finale. Great music, stunning setting: a wonderful evening for all the family. We can’t wait!

Now in its 27th year, it’s one of the largest UK Proms concerts outside Hyde Park, and it’s certainly the prettiest! This year Castle Howard promises to be Yorkshire’s biggest and grandest Proms, with renowned Yorkshire soprano Lesley Garrett joining over 120 performers on stage, including guest soloist Geraint Dodd, a 70-piece choir, and the London Gala Orchestra, for a programme including Handel’s Zadok the Priest, Bizet’s Habanera, Verdi’s Grand March (Aida) and Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King.

Tickets for the Proms are available now. You can find out more on the Castle Howard website.

Huge thanks to everyone at Castle Howard and the Proms for choosing us as their charity partner.