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US Army Europe Band to Commemorate D-Day 75 and Exercise Tiger
The US Army Europe Band and Chorus will conduct two concerts in the UK ahead of D-Day 75 commemorations, and to highlight the history of Exercise Tiger

Published on May 23, 2019

The US Army Europe Band and Chorus will be visiting the UK in the coming weeks to conduct two concerts ahead of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. The concerts, which will be free to attend, are set to take place at the Plymouth Guildhall in Plymouth, Devon, on May 29, and at the Brighton Dome in Brighton, Sussex, on May 31. Both concerts start at 7pm.

As well as marking upcoming D-Day commemorations, the concerts will also highlight Exercise Tiger, the tragic D-Day Rehearsal in Devon which saw hundreds of American soldiers lose their lives due to an attack by the German navy and friendly fire.

The musical program will include performances of songs including Eagle Squadron by Kenneth Alford, Jupiter from Gustav Holst's The Planets suite, Amazing Grace and Memories of You by Benny Goodman.

Tickets are free, but booking is essential. For tickets to the Plymouth Guildhall concert on May 29, you can go to the Guildhall Box Office or call +44(0)1752 307764. For the Brighton Dome concert on May 31, you can book tiuckets online via their website, at the Brighton Dome Ticket Office, or by phone on +44(0)1273 709709.

The US Europe Army Band and Chorus, currently based in Sembach, Germany, has been America's musical ambassador in Europe for 70 years, with their 80 soldiers performing 200 times a year throughout Europe. The organization's goals are "working to strengthen our relationships with our allies and partners, supporting our service members and their families, and saluting our fallen". For more information on the US Army Europe, go to www.eur.army.mil/

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