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Manchester Arena attack: How music events will commemorate anniversary

Albert Square Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Archive/PA Images

Further details have been announced of plans to commemorate the first anniversary of the Manchester Arena bomb.

Choirs and singing groups from Greater Manchester and beyond will come together in Albert Square on 22nd May to remember all of those affected by the terror attack.

Families of the 22 who lost their lives have been invited to choose lyrics close to their hearts.

“Coming together in song will once again demonstrate that remarkable sense of togetherness and we invite choirs who can help lead us in raising our voices to get in touch. It is a fitting way for us to honour those who went full of joy to a music concert but never came back, or saw their lives changed forever.

– Sir Richard Leese, Manchester City Council Leader

A Civic Memorial Service will be held at Manchester Cathedral earlier on Tuesday 22 May, from 2-3pm, attended by an invited congregation including the families of those who lost their lives, those injured, first responders, civic leaders and senior national figures.

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