Homeground are delighted to have the support of Russell Watson who will participate as the lead performer in a series of charity concerts and the recording of the song “The Home Ground Anthem”. We believe that Russell is one of few celebrities with the stature, the empathy and, crucially, the voice capable of fully projecting the powerful project theme song HOMEGROUND.
Russell will be supported by the full (currently serving) Welsh Guards choir and The National Symphony Orchestra for The Home Ground Anthem and by his own 32 piece orchestra for the main performance. These will be selectively supplemented by retired veterans, some of whom were themselves injured during service to their country.
Performance and recording events are planned to lead up to and culminate with the centenary commemoration, in August 2014, marking of the outbreak of the 1st World War. They will also be linked with our charity partner Haig Housing. Whose campaign, Coming Home, provides specially adapted housing for injured and disabled Service men and women. As British troops prepare to return from Afghanistan in 2014, those who are coming home injured will need a great deal of support and these events will help raise awareness.
Monday 31st March 2014
The HOMEGROUND Anthem was released for sale as CD and download.
The eagerly anticipated charity single was released on 31st March and is available to buy NOW!
The CD includes the full version of The HOMEGROUND Anthem and the Radio version.
It also has a special guest track by Simon Weston OBE where he reads Strange Meeting by Wilfred Owen.