Musical acts announced for Sunderland Concert of Remembrance

War veterans join members of the armed forces and the general public to pay tribute to the fallen on Remembrance day in Sunderland city centre in 2014 #NorthNewsAndPictures/2daymedia

War veterans join members of the armed forces and the general public to pay tribute to the fallen on Remembrance day in Sunderland city centre in 2014 #NorthNewsAndPictures/2daymedia

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A military band, buglers, a barbershop quartet and an ex-services singer-songwriter are all set to play their part in this year’s annual Concert of Remembrance in Sunderland.

The concert is headlined by the Royal Signals Northern Band at the Seaburn Centre next month.

It promises music from across the years and the opportunity to honour those who have served their country, many making the ultimate sacrifice.

Based in Darlington the Royal Signals (Northern) Band has a history dating back to 1952 and a reputation as a leading band in the Army Reserve.

The band is a traditional military band made up of musicians playing brass, woodwind and percussion instruments as well as vocalists, guitarists and keyboard players who have a high standard of musicianship and are willing to take up the challenge of a modern Reserve band.

Mayor of Sunderland, Councillor Alan Emerson said: “Our city is proud to continue its support of both Her Majesty’s Forces and the emergency services that are there for us in times of need.

“Our annual concert in particular is an opportunity for us all to reflect on the many sacrifices made by our service men and women and to celebrate the peace and freedom we have today.

“The Remembrance Weekend of which this concert is a key part, is one of the most important events in our civic calendar and I encourage everyone to come along to the concert on Saturday and also to show their support at the Remembrance Parade on Sunday November 13.”

Also performing on the evening will be the Band and Bugles of Durham Army Cadet Force, the Shoeshop Quartet, a professional girl group from the North-East of England and Ste Johnson, a powerful acoustic singer songwriter with a mix of his own works.

Doors open for the concert on Saturday 12 November at 6.30pm with the concert beginning at 7pm and ending around 9.15pm

Tickets for the Concert of Remembrance on Saturday, November 12, are now on sale priced £6.

They can be bought online at www.sunderlandlive.co.uk

Tickets are also available from Tuesday at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens and the Customer Service Centre in Fawcett Street.