Choirs gather for Manchester celebration on the anniversary of bomb blast

Choirs gather for Manchester celebration on the anniversary of bomb blast

Ariana Grande has opened up recently about how she has been affected by the suicide bombing that took place at one of her concerts at Manchester Arena a year ago, killing 23 people including the bomber himself.

Speaking outside the cathedral, the 41-year-old from Bolton said he understood why some family members of the victims found it too hard to be back in Manchester. "I love you with all of me and am sending you all of the light and warmth I have to offer on this challenging day".

On May 22, 2017, Grande had just left the stage at the Manchester Arena when police say suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated an explosive device, killing 22 people and injuring more than 100 others.

The school choir which accompanied Ariana Grande at the One Love Manchester benefit last summer (Jun17) were part of a massive city celebration on Tuesday (22May18).

Fans in the city have come together to commemorate the victims of the brutal attack.

"You who were hurt or bereaved 12 months ago today are forever part of Manchester and forever part of us".

So, it seems fitting the crowd remembered the tragic day with music.

The Duke of Cambridge and Theresa May were among those who paid homage at a special ceremony at Manchester Cathedral before a minute's silence was observed.

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The victims were represented by 22 lit candles on the altar, which were made using wax from the thousands left in their memory by mourners in St Ann's Square at the time of the attack.

The prime minister said that "such appalling acts of wickedness" would strengthen Britain's resolve "to defeat such twisted ideologies and beliefs".

Tuesday's remembrance service was also shown on a big screen in nearby Cathedral Gardens, as well as at churches in York, Liverpool and Glasgow.

Andy Burnham, mayor of Greater Manchester, told BBC Radio that all those impacted would be "at the very forefront of our minds" during the day.

With a tear in her eye she attached a message reading: 'You are always in my heart.' "Everybody in Manchester feels this tragedy", she said.

And thousands of members of the public have written messages of support on cardboard tags, attaching them to 28 "Trees of Hope" that form a trail from St Ann's Square to Victoria Station.

Noel Gallagher and Johnny Marr sent video tributes as Manchester held a special anniversary service last night (May 22) to mark one year since the devastating arena attack.

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