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Songs That Won The War

5th November 2023 – 1:30pm
The Old Courthouse
Cnr. East and Roderick Streets,
Ipswich QLD 4305
All tickets $20
(includes Devonshire tea)

Over the counter — Ipswich Visitor Information Centre
14 Queen Victoria Parade, Ipswich

Phone — 3281 0555 (during business hours)

Online —

SONGS THAT WON THE WAR was written by Clive Render, who was a boy in England during World War 2, to be performed on 11.11. 2011.  It proved to be so popular that it has
become an Ipswich Musical Theatre Company (IMTC) tradition to perform it each year on
the Sunday prior to Remembrance Day.

We hear the speeches by Chamberlain, Churchill and Eisenhower and the songs and music
made popular during the war years by Vera Lynn, Hanagan & Allen, Glen Miller & Bing Crosby, sung by our regular singers: Ray Chandler, Clive Render, Ken Mundt, Simon Drew, Alex Andujar, Alan Brown, Elise Pickersgill, Lauren Roche, Elyse Rea, Sarah Shipton, Melissa Bird.  Some of the cast of The Phantom of the Opera will join us this year too, including principal characters:


Nathan Kneen (The Phantom) songs: You Are My Heart’s Delight & Girls Were Made to
Love and Kiss

Bryleigh Parsons-Pope (Christine) song: Some Day My Heart Will Awake

Elise Pickersgill (Carlotta) songs: The White Cliffs of Dover & Waltz of My Heart.

Melissa Bird (Meg Giry) song: Love Is My Reason


  • Maybe It’s Because I’m a Londoner

  • Run Rabbit Run

  • We’re Gonna Hand Out the Washing on the Siegfried Line

  • Umbrella Man

  • The White Cliffs of Dover

  • When the Lights Go On Again

  • Keep the Home Fires Burning

  • Who Do You Think You Are Kidding Mr Hitler?

  • You Are My Heart’s Delight

  • Underneath the Arches

  • I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now

  • We’ll Gather Lilacs

  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow

  • Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me

  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

  • Lambeth Walk

  • As Time Goes By

  • Girls Were Made to Love

  • Some Day My Heart Will Awake

  • Love is My Reason

  • Andrews Sisters medley: Don’t Sit Under the Apple

  • Tree; Rum & Coca Cola; Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

  • Lili Marlene

  • Waltz of My Heart

  • Tramp, Tramp, Tramp the Boys Are Marching

  • We’re Coming in on a Wing and a Prayer

  • A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square

  • Road to Gundagai

  • Brown Slouch Hat

  • Chattanooga Choo Choo

  • We’ll Meet Again

  • God Save the King

  • Advance Australia Fair

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