About the Show/Event
Information for VE Day 75 at The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London (Concert). Despite Covid, SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has announced its will and determination to still honour those who gave their lives for our freedom with a national event, which will also be broadcast to cinemas across the country. The concert will be co-hosted by Katherine Jenkins OBE and will feature The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, veteran stories and special guests. In what's set to be an inspiring and patriotic evening, audiences will enjoy epic, stirring and emotional music from some of the countries' greatest composers â from Elgar's Nimrod to Walton's Spitfire Prelude, Holst's Planet Suite to Ron Goodwin's Battle Of Britain Theme and many more along with classic songs from the era. VE Day 75 will also remember and celebrate Dame Vera Lynn, an Ambassador to SSAFA for many years. The Forces' Sweetheart passed away in June this year at the age of 103. A much-loved icon, and a true national treasure who epitomised grace and fighting spirit, VE Day 75 will salute Dame Vera for her lifelong charitable efforts, working tirelessly for ex-servicemen and women.
Performers Katherine Jenkins.
Presented by SSAFA. Company Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.