Tuesday 28 June 2022

The Military Wives Choirs is celebrating ten years of bringing women in the military community together

Laura Wright with the Military Wives Choirs (Photo Rosie Powell)
Laura Wright with the Military Wives Choirs (Photo Rosie Powell)

This year the Military Wives Choirs celebrates ten years since the charity was first created, bringing together women in the military community to sing, share and support. The first Military Wives Choir was formed in 2010 by a group of women whose loved ones were deployed in Afghanistan, and since the founding of the Military Wives Choirs charity in 2011 an incredible community has been built of nearly 2000 women in over 70 choirs across the UK and internationally. In celebration there is a series of five concerts alongside soprano and Ambassador Laura Wright.

The first concert, on 18 June 2022 at St Albans Cathedral featured nearly 200 choir members from 15 Military Wives Choirs, including individuals from overseas choirs, whilst the next concert, on 22 July 2022 at Winchester Cathedral features 160 members from 13 Military Wives Choirs, and the concert will be live-streamed. Further concerts are at Lincoln Cathedral (2/9/2022), Exeter Cathedral (24/9/2022) and Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh (29 October 2022).

The Military Wives Choirs connects women in the military community and creates a support network through the power of singing. As both an independent charity and a subsidiary of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, the Military Wives Choirs works collaboratively with SSAFA in their mission to provide support to our Forces and their families.

Full details from the Military Wives Choirs website.

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