THE Band of the RAF Regiment, based at RAF Cranwell, will be performing a unique charity concert in the Drill Hall, Lincoln.
It is a unique event as it’s actually the first ever time the RAF bands have performed as a band in the venue in Lincoln.
The concert on Tuesday June 19 is to celebrate Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee. Under their Director of Music, Flight Lieutenant Matthew Little, the band will perform a variety of music from film, stage and television to also celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force Regiment and the 50th Anniversary of James Bond. Also performing with the band for this special ‘Diamonds are Forever’ concert will be West End sensation and star of TV and stage productions, guest vocalist Shona Lindsay.
On behalf of the Royal Air Force Music Charitable Trust, and its President Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Graydon, concert organiser Malcolm Goodman says: “Having previously served with the Royal Air Force Music Services for many years at RAF Cranwell, I felt a public concert for our local Lincolnshire based audience at the Drill Hall was now long overdue. Consequently, in this jubilee year, I am pleased to be organising a new series of annual fundraising concerts to enable our local community to experience the famous pageantry and musical splendour of our Royal Air Force musicians based at Royal Air Force College Cranwell.
“With all RAF musicians having a very busy year of events including State occasions and Olympic appearances, these concerts will offer a rare opportunity to enjoy a live performance in their home county. The second concert will feature the Band of the Royal Air Force College on Friday October 12.”
Proceeds are in aid of the RAF Music Charitable Trust and tickets are £12, £10 concessions, from the box office (Tel: 01522 873894) or go to www.lincolndrillhall.com
Concert starts at 7.30pm.