Founded in 1895 by Robert Newman, the BBC Proms is a tradition which lives on today consisting of over seventy musical events and concerts held in some of Britain’s most prestigious locations. The Proms stays true to its original aim to present the widest range of music, performed to the highest standards, to large audiences. In the early days Robert Newman worked together with talented musician and conductor Sir Henry Wood to introduce audiences to a wider range of music in an informal atmosphere at affordable prices. Attendees would dress in their casual attire and accessorise with eye catching brooches, earrings and pendants to elevate their ‘promming’ experience. By 1920 the dream had been realised with concert goers being exposed to the familiar sounds of Beethoven whilst also being introduced top composers of the day such as Richard Strauss.
Towards the end of the 1920s the BBC took over the Proms to ensure its longevity. The BBC were dedicated to the origins of the Proms and continued to work with Sir Henry Wood until his death in 1944. A bust of Sir Henry Wood now resides in the Royal Albert Hall the home of the BBC Proms. During this year’s Prom season which runs from July 15th until September 10th why not find a special accessory which is sure to help you sparkle on the night? Visit Berganza and browse through our extensive collection of ancient, antique and vintage pieces to find your perfect piece.
Please remember that we will be closing for the annual Summer break at 5pm on Saturday 6th August to reopen at 10am on 30th August. If you are intending to visit us, please take note of these dates and collect any jewellery you may require before we close on the 6th.