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A season of Castle Proms ended in dramatic style on Saturday at the Last Night of the Proms in the beautiful surroundings of Rochester Castle 2012
The Castle Concerts series ended in traditionally spectacular style in Rochester on Saturday, with the Castle Proms. Pictures: Simon Kelsey PraxisDesign
The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and soloists performed some of the world's greatest classical works.
The crowd enjoyed performances of Delibes' moving Lakme Flower Duet, Vangelis' stirring Chariots of Fire and, of course, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra were joined by the Hertfordshire Chorus and Amore.
Taking the baton for the evening was conductor Michael Reed.
Concert-goers enjoy the traditional pomp and ceremony of the Castle Proms.
A rousing chorus of Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory ended the night.
Patriotic favourites including Land and Hope of Glory got the flags waving.
Rochester Castle was bedecked with Union flags for the evening's celebrations.
The rousing Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.
Amore's tenor David Webb.
Rochester Castle's Norman tower-keep dates back to 1127.
The fortresses foundations were tested as Amore got the crowd going.
The evening's entertainment ended with dramatic canon fire.