New Zealand singer performs with the Royal Marines Band

A New Zealand singer, who sang for The Prince of Wales earlier this year, will be joining the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Plymouth for their concert at HMS Raleigh next week (Thursday 22 November).

Royal New Zealand Naval Reservist Able Rate Rebecca Nelson sang her country’s national anthem at the recent rugby international between England and the All Blacks at Twickenham and will join the band on stage at the Roebuck Theatre. 

She is a classical performer and is the Royal New Zealand Navy Band’s official singer.  Rebecca’s performances include performing for the Anzac commemorations in Gallipoli in 2015 and at the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme commemorations in 2016. 

She was invited to Highgrove this summer to sing at a reunion organised by The Prince of Wales for his Royal Navy shipmates.

This concert’s theme is Famous Songs of the British Isles.

Captain Daryl Powell

Captain Daryl Powell, Director of Music for the Plymouth Band, said:  “This concert’s theme is Famous Songs of the British Isles. 

"Rebecca has a key part to play, performing beautiful songs from Wales and Scotland alongside favourites Land of Hope and Glory and Rule Britannia in our traditional last night of the proms finale.”

The concert is one of the regular performances the Band gives in the Roebuck Theatre at HMS Raleigh and comes as the musicians embark on a busy Christmas season which will see them visit Romania before performing local concerts in and around Cornwall, Devon and Gloucestershire.

Tickets for the concert are available online at www.theticketstore.co.uk.  Further details of Rebecca’s career are available online at http://rebeccanelson.co.nz/