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London English Song Festival performance of ‘Over There!’

Posted  28 June 2017 in News  
By Pamela Linden
Over There! London English Song Festival

Over There! 18-20 July 2017 – London English Song Festival

The London English Song Festival returns to Wilton’s in Summer 2017 with Over There! This dramatic, staged performance of song and poetry commemorates the American entry into World War One and depicts the colliding worlds of England and the US through an exploration of song and the spoken word.

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.

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