Sunderland Remembrance concert tickets still available

Sunderland Remembers ... RAF Personnel pay thier respects during the Armistice Day service at the new war memorial wall to military service Personnel killed since the Second World War in Sunderland this morning
Sunderland Remembers ... RAF Personnel pay thier respects during the Armistice Day service at the new war memorial wall to military service Personnel killed since the Second World War in Sunderland this morning
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TICKETS are still available for the annual concert of Remembrance.

Telephone bookings are being taken and tickets are still being sold at the City Library and Arts Centre.

Tickets, priced £6, can also be bought at the Sound and Vision Desk, City Library and Arts Centre, Fawcett Street and at the Customer Service Desk, The Bridges shopping centre.

The concert, at the Seaburn Centre on Saturday, ahead of Armistice day on Sunday, is headlined by the Band of The Royal Air Force Regiment, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary.

There will also be readings from Ted Hold, president of the Sunderland Branch of the Parachute Regimental Association, who will be reading For the Fallen, and ex-Bombardier Len Gibson, formerly of the 125 Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery, and Japanese prisoner of War on the Burma Railway, who will read the Far East POW Prayer.

Music will be provided by Durham-based soprano and soloist Jessica Holmes, and The City Sings 2012 overall winner, Castletown Primary School Choir. The concert will start at 7pm.

Mayor of Sunderland, Councillor Iain Kay said: “The concert is an opportunity for us all to reflect on the sacrifices made by our service men and women from the Great War through to current conflicts.

“Members of Her Majesty’s Forces will be participating in this Concert of Remembrance alongside the Standards of the Royal British Legion and Emergency Services.

“This is as we remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the peace and freedom we have today.

“The citizens of Sunderland are always extremely proud to honour those who have served in Her Majesty’s Forces.

“This concert, as part of the Remembrance weekend is one of the most important in our civic calendar.”

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