RAF is musical salute to Red Arrows

RAF Concert Band tribute to red Arrows. Picture by  Gordon Elias. SUS-141113-132626001
RAF Concert Band tribute to red Arrows. Picture by Gordon Elias. SUS-141113-132626001

The RAF in Concert tour makes a welcome return to the Congress Theatre to celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the UK’s greatest national icons - the Red Arrows!

Concertgoers can expect a programme of music to match the colour, flamboyance and entertainment provided by the world’s most exciting aerobatic display team during the past five decades.

From rousing military marches to memorable musical moments from the stage and screen, the Bands of the Royal Air Force will serve up a feast of timeless classics on Thursday, November 20.

Compering the concert will be BBC Radio Two broadcaster and ‘Voice of the Balls’ Alan Dedicoat. He said: “Few sights can lift the spirits and leave you with a sense of awe quite like the displays by the magnificent Red Arrows.

“The Bands of the Royal Air Force will be looking to recreate that same sense of excitement and admiration at the Congress Theatre.”

The Bands of the Royal Air Force will provide the soundtrack to a range of historic events that have taken place since the Reds first took to the skies in 1965.

Featuring a specially-written Red Arrows march called Diamond Nine and a musical tribute to Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, audiences will be taken on a musical journey encompassing five decades that have seen the legendary aerobatic display team

come to occupy, through their skill and courage, a place in the collective heart of the nation.

The Red Arrows 50th concert is staged in support of the RAF Charitable Trust. The conductor will be the RAF’s Principal Director of Music, Wing Commander Duncan Stubbs.

Tickets priced £17-£23, are available from the Congress Theatre Box Office on 01323 412 000.