What to Expect at the Chiswick Proms 2019
Updated: May 24, 2019
If you're wondering what to expect from our inaugural Chiswick Proms festival, here's an outline of the 3 day festival, set at Chiswick House and Gardens. Warning: There's a lot to fit in!
Friday 7th June - Chiswick Does Comedy - 5:30 - 11:00pm
Stars of comedy, Jason Manford and Shappi Khorsandi will be headlining our comedy night, kicking the Chiswick Proms off in style. We've partnered with the School of Comedy, so you can expect some top local talent to be supporting throughout the night. In between the comedy acts, you'll also be able to enjoy some fantastic live music.
Saturday 8th June - Peter & the Wolf - 12:00 - 3:30pm - FREE for Children
This family concert is a perennial favourite by Sergei Prokofiev, and is suitable for all ages. It engages with the audience throughout and helps children to enjoy the experience of going to a concert by making it fun and entertaining. It is a wonderful way to introduce classical music to younger children whilst also entertaining the adults. Featuring a live wind quintet consisting flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn, our talented instrumentalists have worked with the CBSO, London Concert Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra and have performed for West End shows and the BBC Proms.
Saturday 8th June - Chiswick at the Musicals - 5:30 - 10:00pm
Be transported to the world of musical theatre; bringing you some of the best-known and popular songs from the West End and Broadway. Starring 'West End Leading Lady' Ruthie Henshall.
Sunday 9th June - Last Night of the Chiswick Proms - 3:00pm - 7:30pm
The weekend will climax in a rousing celebration of British music and flag-waving, including Pomp & Circumstance, Jerusalem and many more. Starring sensational soprano Lesley Garrett and the Chiswick Proms Concert Orchestra.
FREE Children's Arts Workshops
We're offering a number of different workshops, to give children the opportunity to experience the Arts in ways that perhaps they haven't before. The workshops include musical theatre, comedy, drumming and opera, in which we’ve teamed up with ArtsEd, School of Comedy, Townends and Opera Holland Park and have opened them up to local Chiswick residents for FREE. Sign up to our newsletter to find out more in the coming weeks.
Throughout the weekend, you can also enjoy a range of local food vendors, as well as an outdoor bar for your favourite tipple. Feel free to bring your own picnics and drinks although we do ask that you do not bring your own alcoholic drinks, due to licensing.
We hope to see you during the first of many Chiswick Proms festivals. If you are yet to buy tickets you can buy yours by clicking HERE.