Katherine Jenkins expressed her joy after teaming up with national treasure Dame Vera Lynn for a charitable single, with all proceeds being donated to National Health Service charities in the battle against the COVID-19 coronavirus.
The mezzo-soprano will partner with Dame Vera for a duo of We will see each other again, originally sung by 103-year-old “dear forces” as soldiers left their families to fight Nazi Germany in 1939.
Announcing the collaboration on the Wednesday edition of Good Morning Britain with Dame Vera’s daughter, Virginia, Katherine, 39, admitted she was thrilled to help key NHS employees by teaming up with the seasoned singer.
Get involved: Katherine Jenkins teams up with Dame Vera Lynn, national treasure, for a charitable single, with all proceeds donated to National Health Service charities in the fight against the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Confirming the release, she told host Piers Morgan, “The single will be released on April 11.
“All proceeds go to NHS Charities Together, which is an incredible charity that provides lunch, food, snacks, protein bars, pays parking for staff and volunteers and helps them with their mental health and support after the crisis.
She added: “It is incredible and such an honor to work with Dame Vera, who invited me to record this song a few years ago. “
Announcement: Katherine confirmed the news when she appeared at home in the Good Morning Britain edition on Wednesday
Donations to NHS Together charities will be made to 140 NHS charities across England, Scotland and Wales to help NHS staff and volunteers who care for COVID-19 patients .
Approved by the Department of Health and Welfare and the NHS England, NHS Charities Together offers support and grants specifically to these official charities.
Streaming sites have seen a surge in popularity after the song was referenced in Her Majesty the Queen’s catchy televised speech on Sunday evening.
According to Spotify, the song has “more than tripled in stream” compared to analyzes taken just over a week ago on March 29.
Iconic: We’ll Meet Again was originally sung by “force lovers”, now 103, as soldiers left their families to fight Nazi Germany in 1939
Delighted: “It is amazing and such an honor to work with Dame Vera, who invited me to record this song a few years ago,” said Katherine.
Reflecting on the meaning of the iconic song in an official statement, Dame Vera said: The words “We will meet again” speak of the hope that we should all have in these troubling times.
Katherine added, “As Dame Vera herself said, as the lyrics of We’ll Meet Again take us back to the time of World War II, the sentiment seems appropriate and meaningful today and relevant to the current crisis.
“It’s a song of hope and Lady Vera and I sing it in honor (and help) of our NHS superhero workers and their families. They put themselves in danger to make sure that we meet our loved ones again.
Katherine previously collaborated with Dane Vera on the anniversary of the landing in 2017.