RAF holds key for Cathedral concert

THE essence of ‘Englishness’ will be captured in an upcoming RAF in Concert at Ely Cathedral on Wednesday, May 18.

The concert The concert, held in support of the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust, is part of a five-venue tour and will reflect on England’s rich musical heritage featuring both traditional and more contemporary pieces. The concert will feature the the Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment and will be conducted by the Regiment Band’s Director of Music, Flight Lieutenant Richard Murray.

To enhance the evening and bring the musical story to life will be BBC TV’s ‘That’s Life’ presenter and BBC Broadcaster Howard Leader, who will act as compere.

The concert will feature pieces of music by celebrated English composers including Walton (Crown Imperial), Elgar (Nimrod), Arnold (English Dances) and Holst (The Planets). The concert will be complemented by an atmospheric light show adding a visual dimension to the performance.

Tour Manager Philippa Hayday-Brown said: “Where better to stage a celebration of English music than in such a historic and beautiful building. We hope audiences will leave feeling uplifted and with a deeper understanding and appreciation of our wonderful musical legacy performed by such outstanding musicians.”

The performance starts at 7.30pm and tickets are available at �16 and �12 from the Cathedral box office or by calling 0800 107 1940. For further details, visit airtattoo.com

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