Stage is set for Bombardment commemoration concert

CHOIR: The George Colley Singers pictured on stage at a previous event
CHOIR: The George Colley Singers pictured on stage at a previous event

A HISTORIC area of Hartlepool is gearing up for a commemorative concert later this week.

The George Colley Singers and Hartlepool Community Choir are set to perform the Bombardment Commemoration Concert at St Hilda’s Church, on The Headland, on Friday, December 12.

Singers Eddie Grattan and Anna-Maria Jackson, will also be performing in the first half of the show to set the scene of the Bombardment of Hartlepool.

There will also be poems read by Sheila Simmons, Jill Harris, and Albert Armstrong, and actual letters-to-home from soldiers at the time of the First World War read by David Wall and Myra Docherty.

George Colley, of the George Colley Singers, said everyone involved is really excited for the event.

He said: “We have all been working really hard for this show and we can’t wait, it’s almost here.

“The concert is really in two halves without a break.

“The first half is going to be featuring Eddie rattan and Anna-Maria Jackson who will be setting the scene of the Bombardment. There should be about 50 voices altogether, it should be quite spectacular.”

The singing groups will be taking on songs including Hello Hello, Daisy Daisy, Tipperary, Oh It’s A Lovely War, Pack Up Your Troubles, Goodbye, Keep The Home Fires Burning, For Me And My Girl, ‘Til We Meet Again, You’ll Never Walk Alone, and Over There.

The event starts at 7.30pm until around 9pm, and tickets cost £5 which includes light refreshment.

Anyone who would like to buy a ticket can telephone George Colleye on (01429) 268132.