Free concert at Portsmouth Cathedral

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A ROYAL Marine’s debut album will be launched at a charity concert at Portsmouth Cathedral on Monday.

The Old Portsmouth cathedral will host James Dunlop and the Portsmouth Cathedral Choir from 7pm for a performance of songs from the album, titled The Ascension.

Mr Dunlop, 26, has been working on the album for 18 months and its 12 songs are in different styles including a Gregorian chant, a piece based on the Big Ben chimes and an experimental ceilidh dance reel.

The album also includes a cappella works and the Northumbrian smallpipe performer, Alice Burn.

Admission to the concert is free and proceeds from album sales will go to three charities including Portsmouth-based children’s charity the Roberts Centre.