The Military Wives Choirs recently performed their concert ‘Remember’ – Live at Cadogan, which featured ten choirs from the MWC network (listed below) on 6th October. They performed beautifully, alongside members of our brilliant musical family including the choirs’ own MDs, Hilary Davan Wetton, Sean Hargreaves, Alexander L’Estrange, Adam Langston and of course Laura Wright.
Brompton & Invicta
Joined by eight talented live instrumentalists including a trumpeter from the Band of the Scots Guards, the evening was a moving commemoration to those that have served for our country, and still serve today. The spoken accounts from our very own ladies blew Cadogan Hall to silence. A life connected to the military is a challenge in more ways than one…
“…it goes without saying, that obviously, literally everything breaks, leaks, and generally goes wrong as soon as our military partners go away!” – Dionne
and every member of the audience was completely in awe of the Military Wives Choirs and the support that comes from being part of such a unique and beautiful charity. The standing ovation that followed chorused throughout, back to the stage where every performer stood proudly alongside their sisters. It was a night to remember.
Director of the National Army Museum, Justin Maciejewski, and guest of our Chair of Trustees, Maggie Pedder, gave his account on the evening;
“The concert was really fantastic and very moving indeed. It brought back to me so many memories of what we all went through together as families, the strength of the military community and also the sheer talent of that community. It made me really proud and also very grateful for all those people up and down the country and abroad who get involved to create music of such beauty and purpose.”
This is the first of what we hope to be the start of many events of this scale, to help spread awareness of those whose lives are directly affected by the uncertainties of military life and the fears that can become a part of it. The Military Wives Choirs have provided women within, and connected to, the military with a family of close friendships forged through singing. With choirs across our the UK and overseas, and which continues to grow, the Military Wives Choirs has become a network sought after by women worldwide. The charity has managed to connect some 2300+ women.
“The Military Wives Choirs is the most striking example of a fundamental truth: that singing in a choir changes lives. Nothing is more powerful than the collective strength and passion when they come together to convey something which they live through every day. This concert is absolutely not to be missed.” – Artistic Director Hilary Davan Wetton
But in such a conflicted world, there are more than 2300 women who have not reached us. The Military Wives Choirs need your support to make sure that no voice is left unheard.
As a household name that is still growing, the best way to support our choirs is through the magic of music. You can purchase our album on Amazon HERE and all profits go to the Military Wives Choirs registered charity.
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