Jan 29, 2018 by admin Category: Uncategorised 0 comments

Rehearsals for our Spring concert, “Somme to Saigon” commence on Thursday 1st February.

The Bradford Catholic Players

Somme to Saigon
A musical journey from war to the West End

A message from our MD, Tabby Kerwin:
“I am so excited and humbled to direct The BCP, again, and hope many of you will be involved, both in the chorus and as soloists. Our programme is designed for you; there’s something for all of us to love, including new arrangements especially for The BCP. ‘Somme to Saigon’ is an exciting musical story taking us on a journey for the senses. Performed in four sections, it features music to inspire and excite us all and, together, we will truly enjoy this three-month musical experience. So, grab a friend and come and be involved, I can’t wait to see you on 1st February,
best wishes, Tabby xx”

Programme Notes:

1 War: An opener of well- known war songs, a traditional Ukrainian war song, poignant movie music and music from the musical War Horse.

2 Future: Future BCP shows, we move forward embracing and encouraging existing and new members.

3 Sounds of the Radio: Depicting sounds of the airwaves, celebrating 25 years of Classic FM and Virgin Radio (April 92)
with their first ‘tunes’, and the first song on Radio 2 plus a Simon & Garfunkel request.

4 Musical Finale: Our ‘whizz’ around the West End with music from some of the finest musicals and composers.

Programme content:

1 War: ‘It’s a Long Way to Tipperary’ / ‘Pack up your Troubles’. ‘Plyve Kacha’. ‘Hymn to the Fallen’ from Saving Private Ryan (Film). ‘Only Remembered’ from War Horse (Musical)

Link material (to be confirmed).

2 The Future: Our House * Hairspray * High School Musical * The Wiz

Interval (refreshments)

3 Sounds of the Radio: ‘Zadok the Priest’ * ‘Mrs Robinson’ * ‘The Sound of Music’ * ‘Born to be Wild’

Link material (to be confirmed).

4 Musical Finale: Selection from Cats * ‘Someone to Watch Over Me’ * ‘I Got Rhythm’ * Selection from Miss Saigon


7:30pm on Thursdays, start 1st Feb 2018, at Northcote Club, BD2 4QH.

EVERYONE is welcome to take part in this production.


Fri 27th Apr.(7:30pm) and Sat 28th Apr.(2pm) at St William’s Hall, BD8 9AJ