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Join John Suchet and Myleene Klass for a spectacular concert to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe.
The night featured readings from honoured veterans and distinguished guests, music from Katherine Jenkins, Rebecca Ferguson, Wynne Evans and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, and rarely-heard historical recordings from the time.
You can listen again to the concert in full Elgar’s Nimrod , William Walton’s Spitfire Prelude and Fugue, Eric Coates’ Dambusters March and Holst’s Planets as well as the poignant readings to reflect 8 May 1945, a day that changed the world forever.
The concert was broadcast in partnership with the film A Royal Night Out.
During the concert we asked you for your memories and reflections of this historic day, and we were overwhelmed with the number of people who have got in touch.
The reading of an anonymous poem written on a scrap of paper found in a trench in 1942 - 'Stay with me God, the night is dark'. Click for a closer look at this poignant text.
Last night it was read by our honoured guest, World War II veteran George Batts. Click on the arrow here to listen:
Here are some of the stories you shared with us
My Grandad served in the Navy and my family tree has many dead from the wars. I will always be thankful for those that served @ClassicFM— Basildon James (@basildonjames81) May 10, 2015
This Sunday we'll be at the Royal Albert Hall to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day. It's going to be a night of great music - here's how you can be part of it all: http://classfm.co/BLPErIPosted by Classic FM on Thursday, 7 May 2015