LONDON (Reuters) – Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins will stream a live performance from an vacant Royal Albert Hall on Friday evening, as locked-down Britain marks the 75th anniversary of “Victory in Europe” Day.
Thousands and thousands of people held a two-moment silence even though army jets flew above the United Kingdom’s four capitals throughout commemorations for the close of Environment War Two on the continent.
Events were being owing to climax with an handle from Queen Elizabeth and a gala of war-time tunes from the London location – the very first efficiency held powering closed doors there in its 150-12 months record.
“It’s totally surreal to be here at the Royal Albert Hall devoid of any viewers,” explained Jenkins as she recorded her performance on Thursday, forward of the on the web broadcast which is owing to go out at 6 p.m. (1700 GMT) on Friday.
She sang to rows of vacant seats to regard social distancing policies imposed to suppress the distribute of COVID-19. But she will be watched on line by using YouTube – www.royalalberthall.com/ve75.
“I have carried out several concerts in this article, and so I have soundchecked to an empty room, but never this vacant. It just feels completely spectacular to see it like this and I sense pretty honoured that they have permitted me to do this,” she said.
Jenkins claimed the programme would involve “The White Cliffs of Dover” and “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square”, jointly with a digital duet of “We’ll Satisfy Again” with Dame Vera Lynn, who entertained British troops through Environment War Two.
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