Chelsea Pensioner William K. Gorrie – reader
Katie Bray – mezzo-soprano
Nick Pritchard – tenor
Craig Colclough – bass-baritone
Louise Williams – viola
William Vann – piano
Over There!, taking its name from the famous song of 1917 by George M. Cohan that encouraged young Americans to sign up to fight in the battlefields of Europe. An immersive dramatic experience that explores the artistic legacy of that period, both in America and Britain, we explore a compelling selection of art songs, popular songs and poetry from that year. A fascinating selection of contemporary photos and Woodrow Wilson’s declaration of war frame a staged performance given by three of the finest singers of their generation, accompanied by William Vann, Artistic Director of the London English Song Festival and award-winning pianist. Chelsea Pensioner William K. Gorrie reads a poignant selection of war poetry.
For more information and online booking visit the London English Song Festival website.