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Katherine Jenkins Will Perform A Special VE Day Concert From The Empty Royal Albert Hall

Alex Landon Alex Landon - Editor

Royal Albert Hall

It’s the first closed-door performance from the Royal Albert Hall in its 150-year history.

Anything Andrea Bocelli can do, Katherine Jenkins can do too. After Bocelli gave a special Easter concert from the empty Duomo di Milan, Jenkins will do the same in honour of the UK’s upcoming VE Day, by live streaming a concert from a deserted Royal Albert Hall on May 8.

The Welsh singer will perform a 30-minute set of wartime classics, including The White Cliffs of Dover, and We’ll Meet Again, the stirring Dame Vera Lynn hit which has been oft-quoted in the time of coronavirus. Indeed, Jenkins and Lynn will actually be performing We’ll Meet Again as a virtual duet, which should be something special indeed.

The live stream will be free to watch, although viewers are invited to donate to a pair of fundraisers should they so wish. The concert will be raising funds for the Royal Albert Hall, to help the venue survive the loss of income caused by the virus outbreak, and SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity which helps to support veterans in need. You’ll be able to catch the concert from 6pm on Friday, May 8, with the live stream available here.


Also published on Medium.