Royal Air Force in Concert Presents the Centenary Tour in Scotland
Don’t miss this once in a Century occasion to be part of a fantastic tribute to our Royal Air Force. Join us for a rousing centenary salute to our Royal Air Force with the Central Band of the RAF, the RAF Squadronaires and the Salon Orchestra.
Compered by BBC Scotland’s Tony Currie and performed by the Royal Air Force’s finest musicians, you will be treated to a range of rousing military marches, the Big Band sound of Glenn Miller and timeless classical pieces including: The Dambusters March, Spitfire Fugue, Summon the Heroes, In the Mood and Keep ‘em Flying. Also taking to the stage will be RAF Vocalists, Cpl Matthew Walker and SAC Philippa Hobbs, who will keep you entertained with some well-known songs including: Come Fly With Me, Mr Blue Sky, Stars and Miss Otis Regrets.
A highlight of the programme will be a special performance from Scottish Opera who’s Outreach and Education department has run a magnificent RAF100 project involving schools, adult groups and universities across Scotland. From the Mud to the Stars, a medley of songs including new music and lyrics composed for and with the participants, and the traditional song Bonnie Charlie will be performed by members of Scottish Opera and a 100-strong choir of children and young adults. You will also see the Royal Air Force Central Scotland Pipes and Drums play Scotland the Brave and Highland Cathedral and hear winning poems from the Never Such Innocence project read in Gaelic and English.
The concert is part of the official RAF100 series of events.