- The Bands of the Royal Air Force
- Ken Bruce
- Emer McParland
- Squadron Leader Matthew Little
- Wing Commander Duncan Stubbs
This year’s RAF in Concert Tour commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and serves as a musical tribute to honour those brave and courageous heroes who helped defend Britain in 1940 and celebrate their legacy with the men and women of today’s Royal Air Force who ‘Secure our Skies’.
Whether combatting the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain or scrambling Typhoons to escort Russian Bears off the Cornish coast in 2015, the crucial role of the Royal Air Force in securing our skies remains as important today as it was 75 years ago.
The concert turns the spotlight not only on the celebrated ‘Few’ but also on the many unsung heroes who contributed to Britain’s ‘Finest Hour’.
The show, compered by Ken Bruce, includes rousing military marches, popular songs from the era, plus big band numbers and classical pieces that showcase the virtuosity of the musicians, including Bernstein’s Mambo, Holst’s Mars and Goodwin’s Battle of Britain March.
Featuring the Bands of the Royal Air Force, with vocalists Emer McParland and Squadron Leader Matthew Little and conducted by Wing Commander Duncan Stubbs.
Customers have said of the Tour so far:
“A wonderful concert under the baton of Wing Commander D Stubbs. Beautifully presented with a wide variety of talent and content – superb arrangements – a concert not to be missed.” (Mrs & Mrs H. – Hythe, Kent)
“Outstanding performance and a fabulous show! Loved it!”
(Ms C. – Dover, Kent)
“Excellent performance by exceptional musicians.”
(Mr B. – Prestwood, Bucks)
“What an amazing evening, I can’t sing your praises enough, you have a new regular.” (Miss W. – Sunderland)