Our Finest Hour

Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain

Sat 22 Sep, 7.30pm

The Anvil

  • Tickets: £32.50, £30; Over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £2 off (includes £3 booking fee)

BBC Big Band (dir. Barry Forgie)
Annie Gill vocalist
Kevin Whately (Inspector Morse) presenter

From Vera Lynn and Gracie Fields to the Andrews Sisters and Glenn Miller, the songs and music of the 1940s are as well-loved today as ever. To coincide with the lead up to the celebration of VE Day, Our Finest Hour looks back in words and music at the momentous turning point of World War II, and Britain’s finest hour, from the miracle of Dunkirk to the decisive victory of the Battle of Britain.
Hear the songs that won the war, We’ll Meet Again, The White Cliffs of Dover and A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, as well as some of the brilliant music it inspired, including the Dam Busters March and the music from Ron Goodwin’s excellent scores to Battle of Britain and 633 Squadron.
With the famous speeches of Winston Churchill, and the best tunes of the time from the dance halls and wireless, join the BBC Big Band and stars of the West End in a celebration of Our Finest Hour.

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