Alfie Boe will be joined by the Military Wives Choirs when he headlines a special Armed Forces Day concert at Scarborough Open Air Theatre.
The chart-topping and world-renowned tenor will play Europe’s largest open air theatre on Saturday June 30.
Alfie will be joined on stage by Military Wives Choirs – drawn from a network which has more than 70 choirs at military bases across the UK and overseas.
And as part of Scarborough’s special 10th annual Armed Forces Day celebrations, Open Air Theatre promoters Cuffe and Taylor will be offering 250 free tickets to Armed Forces personnel as well as raising funds on the day for the Help For Heroes charity.
Cuffe and Taylor Director Peter Taylor said: “Armed Forces Day in Scarborough is a massive celebration of the selfless bravery and heroism of our servicemen and women at home and abroad.
“As a gesture of thanks, we will be issuing service personnel and their families with free tickets for Alfie Boe’s concert. We will also have bucket collections for the Help For Heroes charity which does so much great work for members of the Armed Forces injured in the line of duty.
“We are delighted to be bringing Alfie back to this wonderful venue and again inviting the Military Wives Choirs to join him on stage. They are a wonderful and inspirational group of women and this promises to be a real night to remember.”
The Military Wives network was created following the hugely successful TV show inspired by choir master extraordinaire Gareth Malone and is now a crucial part of life for many women whose partners are often deployed around the globe.
Armed Forces Day will see an estimated 25,000 people head to Scarborough’s South Bay for an action-packed programme of thrilling aerial displays, interactive exhibits, marching bands and parades.
Tickets for Alfie Boe and The Military Wives Choirs at Scarborough Open Air Theatre are available from www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com or, in person, from Scarborough Open Air Theatre Box Office (Tel: 01723 818111) and the Discover Yorkshire Coast Tourism Bureau (Tel: 01723 383636).