Next month sees a fantastic event coming to one of London’s most prestigious venues. Head down to the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 3 October to pay tribute to our fallen heroes at Timothy West’s Battle of Britain Musical Commemoration.
The event marks the 70th anniversary of the pivotal battle, which was the first in history to be fought entirely in the air. Although it would eventually be a success for the RAF and see the German Luftwaffe pushed back from British shores, it was a costly victory indeed, with over 23,000 Brits losing their lives.
Commemorating those lost and the victories gained is all part of this musical event, which features big bands and tribute artists playing many of the biggest hits from the period.
Among the bands you’ll see playing at the show are the Central Band of the Royal Air Force, lending an official presence to the proceedings, as well as the talented sounds of the London Concert Orchestra. They’ll be playing recognisable symphonic anthems such as Goodwin’s ‘Where Eagles Dare’ and Coates’ ‘Dambusters March.’
It’s not just about the orchestras though, and you’re sure to recognise favourites such as ‘Rule, Britannia!’ and ‘I’ll Be Seeing You,’ performed by such singing legends as Claire Moore, who’s probably best known for playing Christine in The Phantom of the Opera – so you know you’ve something special to look forward to! For ukulele fans, there’s even a tribute to George Formby that’s sure to put a smile on faces in an otherwise serious event.
You can buy your Battle of Britain tickets right now from Superbreak for the afternoon performance at 2.30pm, and that includes your choice of London hotel in the cost – whether you fancy staying nearby in Knightsbridge or you’re heading out to London’s other areas to make a night of it on your culture break.