The Sovereign Base Areas Administration has announced it will be holding a Queen’s Platinum Jubilee charity concert at the ancient Kourion Amphitheatre on June 2.
This historical event will celebrate the platinum jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, her service to the UK over 70 years and her close support to her Armed Forces. The concert will also celebrate the friendship and partnership between the UK and Cyprus, a Commonwealth country.
Set in the beautiful backdrop of Kourion, all profits raised from the event will be donated to two Cypriot children’s cancer charities, Little Heroes and One Dream One Wish and one British charity which supports service families, SSAFA.
With a blend of British and Cypriot performers, the event will not only be a memorable musical occasion but also an opportunity to mark the partnership with Cyprus and raise money for some very worthwhile causes.
Topping the bill will be the renowned Diastasis chorus and dance group and they will be joined by the brilliant Cypriot sopranos, Aliki Chrysochou and Maria Papaioannou.
Giving the event a military flavour will be the band from the Royal Signals and the Military Wives Choir. The concert will also include a beacon ceremony to mark Her Majesty’s 70 years of service.
SBA Administrator and Commander British Forces Cyprus, Major General Rob Thomson, has said the concert will be an act of celebration and a musical spectacular.
He said: “Of course this concert will be held to mark 70 years of Her Majesty’s amazing service to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, but I also feel it is a great opportunity to celebrate our close friendship and partnership with Cyprus and Cypriots.
“It is of course also a great opportunity to raise money for some excellent causes. For us an Administration, it is vitally important that we are able to support Cypriot charities working so hard to look after children who desperately need support.’
Tickets for the event will go on sale on April 19 and are priced at €15. To purchase online, please visit: https://Shop.tickethour.com