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VE Day at 70

“I can’t think of a better way of marking such a momentous occasion than together and with such incredible music"

Myleene Klass

Summary

The story of VE Day live from the Royal Albert Hall

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- 1 x live show at The Royal Albert Hall

Outline

To celebrate the 70th anniversary, TBI Media with Snappin’ Turtle Productions and Classic FM presented the story of VE Day live from the Royal Albert Hall. Myleene Klass and John Suchet hosted a brilliant night of classic favourites performed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra under conductor Mike Dixon.

Music included Elgar’s Nimrod, Walton’s Spitfire prelude and Fegue and Coates’ Dambusters March, as well as special performances from Katherine Jenkins, Wynne Evans and Rebecca Ferguson.

The evening also featured, D-Day Veteran George Batts who was was awarded the highest decoration by the French government – the Legion D’Honneur – for his role in liberating France in 1944. During the concert George read a poem that’s author still remains unknown. Accounts say that it was originally written on a scrap of paper that fluttered into the hand of a solder in the trenches in 1942.

The evening closed with the words of War-time Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. These were made more iconic as they were read by special guest, grandson of Winston, Randolph Churchill.

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