A NIGHT OF MUSIC THAT MADE BRITAIN GREAT! THE CELEBRATIONS CONTINUE…
ONE NIGHT AT THE V.E DAY PROMS
Friday 6 May 2022
On the 75th anniversary of V.E. Day (Victory in Europe) in 2020, the nation celebrated at home rather than taking part in joyous street parties. But now, as the Queens Jubilee gives cause for the nation to again come together and dig out the bunting for celebrations, the ladies and gentlemen of the London Gala Orchestra are thrilled to be able to present their long-awaited live musical celebration, One Night at the V.E.Day Proms! A musical tribute for our war heroes past and present. Dig out those flags and join them at the Congress Theatre, Friday 6 May 2022!
This incredible concert will take you on a musical journey through World War II and provide an insight into how music played a pivotal role in that extraordinary period in modern day history.
V.E. Day (Victory in Europe Day) celebrates the day the Allies of World War II formally accepted the surrender of Nazi Germany’s armed forces, 7th May 1945. The next day the UK was awash with street parties, dancing and singing, celebrating this momentous and long-hoped for announcement. Huge crowds gathered in London to hear Winston Churchill speak and to see King George VI and his family (our current Queen Elizabeth II included, though then a Princess) appear on the balcony. Churchill marked the day in history by declaring 8 May a British public holiday.
Featuring The London Gala Orchestra and exceptional live singers, One Night at the V.E Day Proms will bring back to life popular war time songs as Dame Vera Lynn’s The White Cliffs of Dover and Glenn Miller’s In The Mood, alongside classical masterpieces such as Land of Hope and Glory and Jerusalem.
Bring your flags and tune up your vocal chords forthe rousing celebration One Night at the V.E. Day Proms, Congress Theatre 6 May 2022. Tickets £34.50, Concessions £32. Box Office 01323 412000 or visit eastbournetheatres.co.uk