Katherine Jenkins will perform for the VE Day event, and will be joined virtually by 103-year-old singer Vera Lynn
The Royal Albert Hall will mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day with a historic concert.
For the first time in its 150-year history, the London performance venue will stage a concert behind closed doors, featuring Katherine Jenkins.
The celebrated Welsh mezzo-soprano will perform at the empty venue in a pre-recorded concert to be aired on the Royal Albert Hall YouTube page on Friday, May 8 from 9pm UAE time.
With the venue closed for the first time since the Second World War, the concert aims to evoke the resilient spirit of that era.
The highlight of the event will be a virtual duet with the 103-year-old British singer Vera Lynn, whose wartime songs consoled and rejuvenated the UK during the war.
The power of ‘We’ll Meet Again’
In what is bound to be a moving moment in the concert, both Jenkins and Lynn will perform this wartime classic.
Written by English songwriters Ross Parker and Hughie Charles, the 1939 song was credited for boosting the morale of British citizens during the Second World War.
The lyrics exemplify the collective sacrifice of allied soldiers, who left loved ones and families to fight against Nazi Germany.