The Salvation Army take centre stage at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

published on 30 Jul 2014


Captain Gavin Friday, The Salvation Army's Youth Officer, explains,  

"Edinburgh City Corps is in the heart of The Pleasance theatre area of the Edinburgh Festival, it is an ambitious project but we feel we have created a great show for people who are looking for something different when they come to Edinburgh. Our Creative Director for the week is our very own Marjory Watson, who has created an incredible cabaret style show which is a great testimony of her personal faith journey which we know will touch the hearts and minds of the audience. We want to make faith accessible by showing how we all have a story to tell and no one can take that away from us, it's personal and because of this it evokes feeling.    

"A huge thanks to Edinburgh City, Gorgie and Granton Corps who have worked tirelessly to put on this great show, please book now to avoid disappointment, you can book through the fringe festival office or by calling 0131 440 9100."   


Barbara Allen (USA Western Territory)   Barbara Allen is a fifth generation Salvationist who was born in England and moved to Pasadena, California, in 1994 along with her husband, Steve and two sons, James and Jordan.  

Singing from a very early age, Barbara spent much of her youth singing and performing in musical theater and went on to graduate from the Guildhall School of Music, London, where she studied voice and pianoforte. Her success as winner of the female vocalist category in a television talent show launched her career in music and the performing arts.   


(Watch Captain Gavin Friday, Divisional Youth Officer from East Scotland Division and Marjory Watson, Musical Director from Edinburgh Fringe Programme)

As a Christian vocalist with more than 100 television credits to her name, Barbara has recorded three solo albums and has performed throughout the USA, Canada, South America, Australasia and Europe. Barbara works professionally as a choral director, voice coach and freelance performing arts consultant in the Southern California area.

In addition, Barbara is the leader of the Western Territory Staff Songsters and, as an active member of the Pasadena Tabernacle Corps, directs the Pasadena Tabernacle Youth Chorus as well as the 100 voice Tabernacle Children’s Chorus.   Barbara’s greatest desire is to use her voice to glorify God and to be used by Him to minister to those around her.    Don't miss 'A Musical Journey' with Barbara Allen and Friends'