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Join us for a night of remembrance, celebration and (of course) great music. We join the country's finest musicians for a concert in London's most iconic concert hall, hosted by Classic FM's John Suchet and Myleene Klass.
Katherine Jenkins sings Ivor Novello's beautiful song 'We'll Gather Lilacs.' It was just one of many highlights during this very special night
One of the night's most moving moments, was the reading of an anonymous poem written on a scrap of paper found in a trench in 1942 - 'Stay with me God, the night it dark'. Photo: JAB Promotions
London's majestic musical amphitheatre is the scene of tonight's concert, broadcast live on Classic FM from 7.30pm
Tonight's hosts John Suchet and Myleene Klass will be joined by singer Rebecca Ferguson and other brilliant musicians, making it a night to remember in London's most spectacular music venue.
70 years ago people famously took to the fountains in Trafalgar Square in celebration of the end of fighting in Europe. Tonight, we dive into the the most beautiful music to salute that historic day.
The RPO is tonight's superb orchestra. The music is on the stands - first up tonight is 'Hymn to the Fallen'.
These are going to come in useful when the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra thunders out Holst's 'Mars - the Bringer of War' from 'The Planets' Suite.
With the audience and honoured guests taking their seats, it's time for the concert to begin - broadcast live on Classic FM
Classic FM presenters John Suchet and Myleene Klass introduce tonight's programme of music and readings to celebrate that unforgettable day in 1945
And there's no better place for an epic concert of thankful remembrance than the Royal Albert Hall. In front of a packed audience, our very special show got underway.
Mike Dixon conducts the mighty Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Holst's 'Mars – The Bringer of War'.
The Welsh mezzo-soprano on stage before a packed Royal Albert Hall - with many listening at home too, of course.
With the audience in raptures after her performance, Katherine sends them all a radiant smile! Nicely sung tonight, Katherine! Photo: JAB Promotions
Welsh tenor Wynne Evans gives a rousing performance of 'I Vow to Thee my Country' Photo: JAB Promotions
The night's nostalgia took on a distictly jazzy tinge when the X Factor star took to the stage. She serenaded the audience with the Broadway classics 'I'll be Seeing You' and Gershwin's 'Embraceable You' Photo: JAB Promotions
A night like this needs the best band. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performed Holst, Coates, John Williams and of course Elgar - all under the baton of tonight's maestro Mike Dixon. And it sounded amazing. Photo: JAB Promotions
It was a moving moment when the Leader of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra turned soloist for this exquisite John Williams classic. The Royal Albert hall was transfixed. Photo: JAB Promotions
Getting right into the spirit, with a very appropriate method of transportation are Classic FM presenters John Suchet and Myleene Klass, with singer and songwriter Rebecca Ferguson.
The Prime Minister waves to crowds in one of the most iconic photos from the day, taken in Whitehall, London.
Among the distinguished guests at tonight's concert are members of Sir Winston Churchill's family - The Prime Minister's great-grandson gave a powerful reading at the Royal Albert Hall to help mark this anniversary.
Do you, or members of your family have recollections of that day in May 1945. John Brunning read some of your memories, reflections and stories, and we continue to share more on ClassicFM.com. Do get in touch!