200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo

02/04/2015

200th anniversary of The Battle of Waterloo


A special concert commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo will take place at London’s Royal Albert Hall in June. The evening will bring to life the excitement and drama of this unique moment in British history through a series of scenes and music presented by TV personality, writer and historian, Sir Tony Robinson.

The Battle of Waterloo took place on 18 June 1815 and marked the final defeat of French military leader and emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte. This concert features a selection of rousing and evocative music including Schubert: March Militaire; Handel: See, the Conqu’ring Hero Comes!; Suppe: Light Cavalry Overture and Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 (First Movement), Leonore Overture No. 3 and Wellington’s Victory – with live musket fire. The performance will also feature traditional songs performed in full military dress of the period, including Scotland the Brave and La Marseillaise.

The concert will be performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Gareth Hancock, Goldsmith’s Choral Union, a marching band and musketeers in full military costume. Sir Tony Robinson’s illustrious career spans over four decades including revered TV series’ Blackadder and Time Team.

 

200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo concert

Friday 5 June at 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall, London
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Tony Robinson - presenter