Music lovers will relish the chance to enjoy listening to fantastic music in glorious surroundings with this proms experience. The medieval city has plenty to offer visitors including amazing architecture, fascinating historical sights and beautiful gardens.
These proms picnic concerts take place in York’s Museum Gardens which surround the medieval ruins of St Mary’s Abbey. As well as providing some insight into the city’s history, the gardens are also home to a huge botanical collection, an array of local wildlife including 40 species of bird and an incredible array of expertly-tended plants and flowers.
Guests to the proms are encouraged to explore the various different gardens before settling down to listen to the proms. The musical line-up features internationally renowned soprano Rebecca Newman who has earned herself a stellar reputation as a performer who really delivers. The show will include classic favourites, show tunes, popular operatic numbers and mor
Guests will be welcomed to the Museum Gardens from 5 pm on the day of the concert. They will exchange their voucher for a wristband which will allow them access to the area in which the proms take place and they will be able to explore the gardens and find the perfect spot from which to enjoy the spectacle. Picnic blankets or chairs and hampers are positively encouraged, so it’s the perfect opportunity to push the boat out with a selection of tasty treats. The show starts between 7 and 7.30 pm, and is a real feast for the senses, climaxing with a fireworks display over the ruins that will have everyone on their feet, waving their flags and wishing the night didn’t have to end.