Music at the palace
Playing at regular sessions throughout the day, The Prince Regent’s Band will entertain you with their performances of the Christmas carols that were popular in Victorian times.
These will be played entirely on 19th century brass instruments, and the band will take time between carols to tell you both about the carols they’re performing and the instruments themselves.
You will doubtless recognise most of them, and you may be surprised by a few that are often thought to be far more modern.
Included in palace admission
The Prince Regent’s Band
The Prince Regent’s Band was formed to explore the wealth of historic chamber music for brass and wind instruments from a period roughly defined as between the French Revolution of 1785 and the end of First World War in 1918. The group takes its name from an early nineteenth-century elite wind ensemble known as ‘The Prince Regent’s Band’. Members of the current The Prince Regent’s Band are specialists in the period performance field and perform regularly with internationally renowned specialist ensembles.