It has been 72 years since victory was declared and the Second World War ended.
And for 13 years, Sally Evans and Molly Boyd have been performing the songs of that era with passion and commitment. This year, Songs of the War Years is at the Schubert Centre Thursday.
These well known local musicians have entertained sold-out audiences at every performance with the songs of a generation that fought hard for our freedom.
Music has the ability to transport us to another time and place and this show will take you back to an era of raw emotion. Music was a crucial part of everyone’s lives – those fighting overseas and those at home keeping the home fires burning.
Through the show, the audience will discover and rediscover the music that helped win the war.
With songs like I’ll Be Seeing You and As Time Goes By, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree, you are asked to come ready to sing, cry, laugh and reminisce.
This journey through the years of 1939 to 1945 also features the war anthems White Cliffs of Dover and We’ll Meet Again.
Even if these are not the songs of your generation, come and learn more about this time in Canada’s history.
In honour of Second World War veterans, there are complimentary tickets available at Schubert Centre. It is important that the service information of those veterans be registered with Evans at 250-542-0739.
Both Evans and Boyd feel honoured to perform the Songs of the War Years show so close to Remembrance Day and to pay tribute to those who went to battle for Canada and peace.
During the singalong portion of the show, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of The Battle at Vimy Ridge, Evans and Boyd are planning to lead the audience in songs that were popular during the First World War.
Songs of the War Years takes place Thursday at the Schubert Centre from 2 – 4 p.m. Doors are open at 1 p.m. and tickets are $8 in advance at the centre. Complimentary tickets are available for veterans.