Girls put on their caps and sing wartime favourites

WARTIME SONGS: The Gladstone Musical Society will put on an Anzac performance, filled with all the classics from both world wars and the Vietnam War.
WARTIME SONGS: The Gladstone Musical Society will put on an Anzac performance, filled with all the classics from both world wars and the Vietnam War. Rosie Obrien

THEY'RE the songs that got our soldiers through the most difficult times, and now a Gladstone Musical Society concert is bringing them back to life.

Donning their trademark garrison caps from the war era, 19 lovely ladies will entertain the crowd on April 24 at the Senior Citizens hall with 21 wartime classics including 'Pack up Your Troubles' and others. .

President Narelle Russell said the concert would cover all wars.

"We've got an American section in which we wear the traditional head pieces, a song from the Vietnam War and of course our authentic slouch hat to represent our Anzacs," she said. "Everything from the melancholy to morale boosters like Glen Miller and the Andrews Sisters will be sung."

The choir sings with the accompaniment of their two pianists.

Although the organisation has been around since 1956, this is only their second Anzac concert.

"It's very special thing we're doing and special to everyone in different ways," she said.

"Some of the ladies have great-grandfathers that were in the war which will be remembered on performance day with family history plaques on every table."

Ms Russell said the day would include traditional wartime food too.

Call Judy or Narelle, 0427 708 527.