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The rain didn't stop thousands of people turning out for a spectacular evening of classical music in the beautiful surrounds of Warwick Castle for Summer Proms 2012
Thousands of people enjoyed an evening of classical music in the stunning grounds of Warwick Castle.
The rain didn’t dampen the crowds’ enthusiasm, waving their Union flags as enthusiastically as their umbrellas as they sang along with the Summer Proms concert.
BRIT Award Nominees the Military Wives Choir made a special appearance on the night.
The Military Wives Choir's debut album In My Dreams features rearranged hits such as U2's With or Without You, Bob Dylan's Make You Feel My Love and Coldplay's Fix You, along with their Christmas Number One hit Wherever You Are, written by Royal Wedding composer Paul Mealor.
There wasn't a dry eye in the house during The Military Wives' rendition of 'Wherever You Are'. They also performed 'To Make You Feel My Love' and 'Fix You'.
The evening featured the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra start off the night with William Tell which brought out the flags.
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's Sarah Ryan wowed the crowd.
While another of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's tar sololist, Nicky Spence was in typical fine form.
Conductor Jae Alexander salutes the crowd.
A violinist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
A cellist from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
The damp evening didn't ruin the crowds enjoyment.
The previous evening, 20,000 people had enjoyed pop singer Jessie J's performance at Warwick Castle.
Soloist Sarah Ryan was just as entertaining.
As was a kilt-wearing Nicky Spence who sang 'In My Dreams' with the Military Wives Choir.
NIcky Spence wowed the crowd with his fine voice - and very short kilt!
Patriotic fever gripped the crowd.
Concert-goers enjoyed some very fancy picnics.
Fans fly the flag.
Fans enjoy a very red, white and blue picnic in the grounds of Warwick Castle.
The spirit of the Queen's Golden Jubilee and the Olympics hit Warwick Castle.
Fans weren't put off by the Great British Summer as the grounds became a sea of umbrellas.
Fans kept smiling despite the heavy rain.
One of the evening’s many highlights was an aerobatic display by an original World War II Spitfire, choreographed to dramatic themes.
The World War 2 spitfire flew over the Summer Proms crowd to the rousing Dam Busters.
A fan keeps the rain off with a Union flag hat.
Festival goers ignored the mud as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra took their seats.
The crowd kept the rain off in style.
The flags kept flying through the rain.
The five thousands fans were enraptured by the performances.
A patriotic tune got the Union flags flying.
As dusk fell, revellers found their dancing feet.
Soloists Sarah Ryan and Nicky Spence got into the spirit of the evening as night drew in.
Conductor Jae Alexander flys the flag during the finale.
The grande finale was a fitting finish.
The Military Wives joined in the fun of the finale.
The evening ended with a spectacular firework display.
Fireworks over the stage were the perfect ending to a spectacular evening of classical music.
The stage was lit up by the amazing display.
The event paid tribute to our armed forces by fundraising for Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen & Families Association.