You may have heard of the Military Wives Choir. They shot to fame in 2011 by pitting their sensational voices against the winners of The X Factor, Little Mix, and claiming the Christmas number one spot with their single, Wherever You Are.
Fast forward a few months and they were signed up to be part of Gary Barlow’s Commonwealth group of musicians from around the world, gearing up to perform Sing at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in front of Buckingham Palace in June this year.
So you can imagine how very excited we are here at the Two Moors Festival to welcome the Military Wives down to Devon to perform a beautiful programme at St Eustachius’s Church in Tavistock on October 18th. This fundraising concert will see donations split between the Royal British Legion, the SSAFA and the Two Moors Festival, so you’ll not only get to listen to some amazing music but also help raise money for some truly excellent causes.
The programme itself consists of Bach’s Toccata and Fuge, Whitacre’s Seal Lullaby, Dykes’ Eternal Father, Mealor’s Wherever You Are, Alren’s Over the Rainbow and Arnold’s Quintet for Brass among others, with the Choir accompanied by the Qintessence Brass Ensemble.
Military Wives Choir, St Eustachius’s Church, Tavistock, October 18th, 19:30.
Tickets: £20 minimum donation for reserved seating, £10 minimum donation for unreserved seating.
- A Right Royal Revelry with the Two Moors Festival (2mfblog.wordpress.com)
- Military wives: We’d been on the verge of disaster (dailymail.co.uk)
- BBC Radio 3 at the Two Moors Festival (2mfblog.wordpress.com)
- Gareth Malone gets Britain’s workplaces singing (telegraph.co.uk)
- The Busch Ensemble at the Two Moors Festival (2mfblog.wordpress.com)
- Homefront heroes: Choral comrades stand and sing together as husbands serve in Afghanistan (dailyrecord.co.uk)