Next year (2018) marks the centenary of the end of World War 1. Fierce heroism from the troops at the Front was matched by the country’s women who raised children alone, nursed, and worked tirelessly despite the loss of husbands, sons, fathers, brothers and friends.
The Military Wives Choirs can tell the story of these women like no one else can, as it is ours. We want to acknowledge this poignant occasion through a special commemorative project, coming together with military bands across all three services to create an album like no other, with Remembrance at its heart.
Music for the album centres on our four exciting commissions where prestigious composers from the classical, pop and film worlds have sought input from choir members to help them write songs around the themes of remembrance, commemoration, patriotism and military life.
The album also encompasses music from ages past and present, referencing upbeat WW1 marching songs, iconic regimental and service marches, beautifully contemplative remembrance pieces and contemporary songs reflecting our choirs’ world, all with a fresh take through creative arrangements and collaboration with world-class military musicians from the three services.
Your support will make this possible. Preorder the album now through Pledge Music and help us to bring women in the military community together in 2018, whilst remembering those who served in 1918.
With your help, we will remember them.
Emily Jane Connick, Plymouth Military Wives Choir My husband Matthew is a serving submariner and before we got married, as our relationship was long-distance, we were struggling to see enough of each other. When he wasn’t at sea he was based in Plymouth and I was living in Wales. So, with the travelling and distance […]
We’ve lived in Helensburgh for two and half years now and I remember when the leaflets for choir came through the door, everyone was really excited including me, but I just thought, I can’t sing and the choir might not last long! My friend Tilly has always been in the choir and I’ve always followed […]
I first heard of the Military Wives Choir when I watched the documentary on BFBS whilst stationed in The Falkland Islands. I was amazed and astonished at how wonderful it was and wished I could be part of such a fantastic group of women. Little did I know that I would one day be standing […]
Coming from a military family, you would think I would know what to expect as an Army wife, but it just isn’t like that.
I joined Shawbury MWC on its creation in February 2012 and I can honestly say it’s the best decisionI have ever made.
My husband served for 12 years with the Royal Horse Artillery, so I have spent a large portion of my marriage moving from quarter to quarter and from town to town (always around Wiltshire).