Leeds Castle Classical Concert

Leeds Castle Classical Concert

On 9th July, Custom Drinks attended the spectacular, open-air classical concert at Leeds Castle near Maidstone, Kent. This concert is the largest of its kind in the UK.

Our specialised menu comprised of a selection of craft beers and Anno gin cocktails, all of which went down a treat with the crowd. They were the perfect accompaniment to a wonderful British concert.

The Anno gin cocktails were even more fitting as the distillery is situated round the corner from Leeds Castle.

The concert celebrated its 38th year with a wonderful programme of music and entertainment from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Also performing were The Definitive Rat Pack, Soloists Frances McCafferty and Anthony Flaum, and the P&O Ferries Choir.

The highlight of the day was as the sunset over the Castle, the magical sound of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra echoed across the natural amphitheatre of the Kentish parkland, and overhead a Spitfire pirouetted in a colourful sky. The sight of the sun reflecting off the wings of the Spitfire over the 900-year-old castle combined with the opening bars to Walton’s Prelude and Fugue “The Spitfire” evokes cheers from the crowd for a truly memorable performance.

This fantastic night of patriotic flag-waving finished with a spectacular firework finale to Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture combined with Cannons. What more could you ask for whilst sipping cocktails in the Kentish sun.

To book tickets for next years concert visit: www.leedscastleconcert.co.uk

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