Screen Shot 2015-10-28 at 13.08.38Sunderland’s annual Concert of Remembrance promises to be an evening of celebration and commemoration when it takes place on the evening of Saturday 7 November. The event, which will take place in the Seaburn Centre, will be compered by BBC Radio Newcastle’s Anna Foster and will feature a full programme of musical and military tributes.

Mayor of the City of Sunderland, Councillor Barry Curran, said: “We are all very proud of Her Majesty’s Forces and also the emergency services on whom we rely in our times of need. This is a significant year in which we commemorate among other events the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain and the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

This remembrance concert gives us an opportunity to reflect on the dedication of our service men and women, many of whom paid the ultimate price. It is one of the most important events in our civic calendar and I hope as many people as possible come along to show their support.”

Starting at 7pm, the evening will open with a performance from The Band of Royal Corps of Signals before moving on to welcome East Herrington Primary School Choir, The Band and Bugles of Durham Army Cadet Force and the nostalgic, sultry tones of The Blitz Sisters.

Following a brief interlude, the concert’s second half will launch with a breathtaking performance by soloist Rebecca Pedlow and move on to welcome the awe-inspiring march on from Her Majesty’s Forces, the Standards of The Royal British Legion and the emergency services.

Tickets for the Concert of Remembrance are now available to purchase for £6 each at The Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens or The Customer Service Centre in Fawcett Street. Tickets are also available to buy online at www.sunderlandlive.co.uk