Commemorate D-Day with our Fabulous Forties Concert

Event details


5th June, 2021


2.30pm – 4.30pm


Biggin Hill Memorial Museum


Included in the price of a museum entry ticket.

Commemorate D-Day with our Fabulous Forties Concert

Fabulous Forties at Biggin Hill commemorates D-Day with a very special event at the Museum by the University of Greenwich Big Band. With war-time classics by Glenn Miller, Count Basie and Duke Ellington and more, the concert re-creates the period with words and music, swinging you back in time and playing arrangements of favourite wartime chart-toppers and hits from the forties.

Our Fabulous Forties Concert featuring the University of Greenwich Big Band transports you back to the heady days and music of the 1940s, performed in the grounds of Biggin Hill Memorial Museum and its iconic St George’s Chapel of Remembrance.

This concert commemorates the D-Day Landings in 1944 and the part played by Biggin Hill in the Second World War with a celebration of many of the best known and loved songs and tunes of the war years and beyond. Swing back in time with Glenn Miller’s Moonlight Serenade, In the Mood, Little Brown Jug and American Patrol, to mention just a few hits that will be part of the performance.

The event will take place on Saturday 5th June between 2:30pm and 4:30pm and is included in the price of a museum entry ticket. Why not make an afternoon of it with something delicious from the menu from the museum’s Nightingale Cafe as you sit back and enjoy the music? We look forward to welcoming you.

To say #thankstoyou for supporting the National Lottery Heritage Fund, we are taking part in the National Lottery Open Week, where we are offering 50% off the event to those that show a purchased National Lottery Ticket!