Military Wives Choir to join Alfie Boe at OAT concert

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West End and Broadway star Alfie Boe will be joined by the Military Wives Choir when he headlines a special Armed Forces Day concert at Scarborough’s Open Air Theatre this summer.

The chart-topping tenor and star of such legendary stage productions as Les Misérables and La Bohème will play Scarborough’s Open Air Theatre on Saturday June 25.

And for the second year running Alfie will be joined on stage by Military Wives Choir York, who are part of the famed Military Wives Choir network, which now spans across the world with more than 3,000 members.

Last year, they accompanied Alfie in a stunning rendition of the Snow Patrol and Leona Lewis classic Run as well as performing their own set of uplifting songs to entertain the patriotic audience at the venue.

Helen Martin-Andrews, who is part of the 30-plus strong York choir made up of wives and partners of serving Armed Forces personnel and veterans, said: “We absolutely loved last year and cannot wait to perform with Alfie again. He is such a lovely guy and an incredible singer. To share the stage with him will again be the highlight of our year.

“The work starts now to be ready for the big night, but it’s a dream come true.”

The concert is promoted by Cuffe and Taylor who are bringing Bryan Adams, Simply Red, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Status Quo, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbot, Will Young and the Legends of Pop for a series of shows at Scarborough OAT this summer.

Tickets for Alfie Boe’s fully seated concert are available from Ticketmaster.co.uk on 0844 844 0444 or in person at Scarborough Open Air Theatre Box Office. Armed Forces Day will feature displays, marching bands and parades by service veterans.