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21 Feb 22. SSAFA’s Royal Albert Hall concert on the Wednesday 16th March at 7.30pm is officially part of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. This will be the very first high-profile event to take place in this unprecedented year marking Her Majesty’s seventieth anniversary on the throne.
This event holds particular poignancy as it is also the seventieth anniversary of The Queen becoming Patron of SSAFA.
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The on-stage production will be hosted by the BBC’s Sophie Raworth and features music performed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by Mike Dixon.
Works by Great British composers including Edward Elgar, Benjamin Britten and William Walton will take centre stage, with a focus on music played at Her Majesty’s 1953 Coronation and other key moments of the Queen’s reign.
Special guests will recount their experiences of meeting the Monarch as the nation celebrates this special anniversary in our nation’s history.
Sir Andrew Gregory, Chief Executive of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, said: “We are proud to be presenting ‘The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – 70 years’ at the Royal Albert Hall to celebrate SSAFA’s Patron, Her Majesty The Queen’s reign.
The Royal Albert Hall is at the heart of the nation; hosting concerts such as The Festival of Remembrance and ‘We’ll Meet Again’ for VE Day 75. It seems only fitting that on the occasion of the Platinum Jubilee, SSAFA should present one of the first high-profile events in honour of that magnificent milestone.
Over Her Majesty’s reign, our country has seen many challenges; and it is a testament to the British people, in face of conflicts, terrorist campaigns and more recently the pandemic, that we rally, and that we have and will continue to overcome adversity. God save The Queen.”
SSAFA has been providing practical, emotional, and financial support to our Forces and their families since 1885 and not just during times of conflict. Our teams of volunteers and employees help those currently serving, veterans, and their families to retain their independence and dignity.
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing lifelong support to our Forces and their families since 1885. In 2020, our teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 79,000 people in need, the currently serving (both regulars and reserves), veterans from the Second World War and those who have served in more recent conflicts, as well as their families. SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. And we are here for that person – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us.