VE Day: Katherine Jenkins to sing in Royal Albert Hall streaming concert
James R | On 06, May 2020
This Friday, the UK marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day, celebrating Victory in Europe and the end of World War II.
As part of the celebrations, the Royal Albert Hall will stream a concert for free on YouTube, featuring Katherine Jenkins singing We’ll Meet Again.
This concert will give the nation a moment to pay tribute to the fallen men and women of World War II and salute the country’s VE Day Veterans, many of whom are experiencing uncertainty and isolation. It is also an opportunity to thank the Armed Forces who, alongside the NHS and many others, are coming together to serve the country.
Welsh mezzo soprano Jenkins will sing wartime favourites including The White Cliffs of Dover and We’ll Meet Again – the latter performed as a virtual duet with Dame Vera Lynn and featuring Classic BRIT Award winning saxophonist Jess Gillam.
Recorded behind closed doors under strict safety conditions, the concert streams on YouTube from 6pm UK time on Friday 8th May.