Bangor features in the official video for Aled Jones & Russell Watson‘s single – Where Have All the Flowers Gone/Here’s to the Heroes – which marks both the centenary of the end of World War One and the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service.
The song is the first single from their debut duet album, In Harmony, which was released on 9 November, also includes well-loved arias and hymns like ‘Ave Maria’, as well as modern classics such as ‘You Raise Me Up’.
Aled Jones, who was a chorister at Bangor cathedral before his rise to stardom, said: “We loved the idea of honouring service men and women through our music, as well as our everyday heroes such as doctors and nurses.”
Although Jones and Watson have been friends for over 20 years and enjoyed successful solo singing careers, this is the first time they have collaborated on a project together.
Russell Watson said of the album: “What I particularly like is the way that it is not just a collaboration as such where I sing a verse, Aled sings a verse and everybody joins in on the chorus. It’s been really cleverly written and arranged so that our voices blend really well.”