Local choir celebrate VE Day with virtual performance

Kingswinford Choral Society have released a digital tribute video to celebrate 75 years since VE day, featuring members singing the classic tune ‘We’ll Meet Again’ at home during lockdown.

The four-part choir were originally scheduled to be performing their much-anticipated celebration of peace concert in Dudley on Saturday night, but when the global pandemic made that impossible the choir decided that the show should go on – virtually, at least. Musical Director, Andrew Biggs, said:

“We had been planning our celebration concert for well over a year, so when we knew that we couldn’t go ahead with the concert we wanted to find another way to raise our voices. 'We’ll Meet Again' is the ideal anthem for these difficult times; it’s the perfect message of hope we all need right now.” 

Choir members recorded themselves singing the popular tune, made famous by Vera Lynn, and then the tracks were edited together along with images and videos of family members sent in by the choir and their followers via social media. Danielle Betts, a member of the group, added:

“We’ve all missed singing together so much, doing this was a way to bring our voices together in the fitting tribute to VE Day 75 that we had planned with our concert, by releasing a video online.”

The video was released on the choir’s Facebook page on Saturday morning – the day that the concert was originally planned for. They are looking forward to holding a replacement concert at some point in the future when gatherings are allowed and hope to welcome an even larger than usual audience to celebrate with them. In the meantime, audiences are encouraged to follow their page for more virtual performances.


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