D-Day concert to be screened at The Woodville in Gravesend

D-Day concert to be screened at The Woodville

D-Day concert to be screened at The Woodville

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The Woodville in Gravesend is to screen the BBC Radio 2's D-Day concert on Friday (June 6).

Following the event's sell-out at The Royal Albert Hall, the BBC decided to stream the event live to cinemas nationwide.

The backdrop to the narration will come from The BBC Concert Orchestra and a military band featuring musicians drawn from all three UK Armed Forces.

Katherine Jenkins will sing a virtual duet with Dame Vera Lynn,  and there will be performances from Beverley Knight and the Military Wives Choir.

Profits from the Royal Albert Hall concert and the cinema release will be donated to The Royal British Legion, SSAFA and SkillForce.

The D-Day operation during the Second World War was the largest amphibious invasion in world history.
Launched on June 6 1944, the simultaneous landing of allied forces took place on five separate beaches - Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword - in Normandy, France.

It marked the beginning of the end of the war.

Visit bbc.co.uk/radio2 or woodville.co.uk

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