Military Wives Choir Tickets
Founded in 2010, the Military Wives Choir is a group of vocalists who come together across the UK to form choral ensembles that perform a wide range of music. The people who make up the Military Wives Choir are wives of serving members of the UK’s armed forces, as well as the spouses of veterans who have now left military service. In addition, some female members of the armed services are accepted into the various choirs that make up the project. It is important to note that the Military Wives Choir is not exclusively made up of wives, either. Both widows and unmarried partners of servicemen are accepted by the project’s organisers. Although most of the choral society’s members are UK residents, a good number of them are located overseas, usually due to a military posting.
Military Wives Choir's career milestones
The Military Wives Choir has taken part in many public and military events, establishing itself as something of a musical institution in the nation since it formed. For example, the choir took an extensive role in the Diamond Jubilee Concert, held in honour of the Queen in 2012. The choir has long been associated with Gareth Malone, the musical educator and television personality, who helped to form the choir as part of a BBC television series. The choir got to number one in the prestigious Christmas week of 2011. Their single, “Wherever You Are”, sold well over half a million copies that year, with the proceeds being given to a number of military charitable institutions, including the Royal British Legion.
In 2012, the Royal Military Choir released an album entitled In My Dreams, a follow-up to the interest generated by their chart-topping hit single. In fact, the record was made by not one choir, but five. Following the success of Malone’s TV show, the project had expanded from its early numbers, and multiple choirs sprang up around the country as a single musical project. When the album went on sale, one pound from the sale of each CD was donated to the Military Wives Foundation, with the aim of supporting the project’s musical legacy for years to come. In My Dreams drew on the singing of choirs from Chivenor, Lympstone, Catterick Garrison, Plymouth and Portsmouth. It included tracks such as “Make You Feel My Love” by Bob Dylan and “Fix You” by Chris Martin, getting to number one in the album charts.
As well as putting on regular performances around the country, the choirs have recorded many times, for example, the LP Stronger Together, which sold well. The choirs took part in a ceremony to mark the opening of the new Olympic Stadium in London. In 2016, the Military Wives Choir returned with a new work, Home for Christmas, which featured no less than 63 separate choirs making contributions.
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