Just pack up your troubles in your old kit bag...

Singers at the Barn packs up its troubles in an old kit bag and invites you to do the same at a special tribute evening to the heroes of the First World War in its centenary year, on Sunday 3 August at the Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City.

In a bewildering world of chaos and fighting, music gave brief respite by reminding soldiers of home with firm favourites such as ‘Goodbye Dolly Grey’, ‘If You Were the Only Girl in the World’, ‘Keep the Home Fires Burning’ and ‘Roses of Picardy’. All of these can be heard on Sunday alongside songs from other conflicts including from the Second World War the classic ‘We’ll Meet Again’ and ‘Lili Marleen’ (actually written during WW1), and ‘Where have all the Flowers Gone’, which was adopted as an anti-Vietnam War anthem.

Singers at the Barn gives vocalists of all ranges and styles a chance to perform in a friendly atmosphere, an is an opportunity for singers wanting to improve their performance, try out new songs or get to grips with microphone technique. There is a professional pianist on hand and an opportunity for rehearsal in the afternoon. It takes place at the Barn Theatre, Handside Lane on the first Sunday of every month. There are still one or two performing places available for the special WWI tribute. To book or find out more contact Lesley on 01707 872125 or email [email protected].

If singing on your own fills you with terror, don’t worry, there will be plenty of opportunity for audience participation! Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm and tickets are just £7 for a guaranteed evening of entertainment. Performers also pay £7 or £5 if a Barn Member.

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