Please note this event has unfortunately been re scheduled due to precautions around COVID-19.

This concert will now be held in July 2021, date to be confirmed.

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity priority is the safety and well-being of participants and staff. Read our full statement here:

Music played a major role in the way people lived during the World War II era. While this era was a very serious and bleak time, people still found joy in music. The role of music during this time helped keep positive spirits among people all around the world. During this period the pianist Dame Myra Hess and friends from the world of classical music, staged concerts at the National Gallery for the whole of the wartime period with daily performances from Monday to Friday, every week of the year and even during the Blitz. The concerts did much to boost the morale of ordinary Londoners at a time of ‘cultural black-out’ and were attended by a total of 750,000 people over six and a half years.

Join us for an evening at Exeter Cathedral celebrating VE Day 75 years on and the Music that kept the Nation going. Musicians will be international violinist, Sophie Rosa, soprano Davina Hastings, Exeter Bach Society together with the St David’s Singers, Exeter Symphony Orchestra and performances by multi award-winning youth theatre group Centre Stage. Accompanying the musical content, the charity welcomes Kate Adie as guest speaker. The evening will be compered by David Fitzgerald from the BBC.

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity South West are offering a limited number of VIP tickets for this event. This ticket includes entry to our exclusive VIP reception prior to the concert, a front nave ticket, a glass of bubbly and canapés together with a programme to make your evening more memorable. These tickets are only available from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity South West on 01392 496412 or e-mail

For all other tickets click here or call Exeter Cathedral on 01392 285983.

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