LOCAL CHOIRS REVEALED FOR MILITARY WIVES CHOIRS ELY TOUR DATE
Military Wives Choirs from across Bedfordshire, Suffolk and Essex will perform at Ely Cathedral as part of their 12-date “Home For Christmas” Tour.
The tour was announced last month and will see the celebrated Military Wives Choirs, all made up of wives and partners of Armed Forces personnel as well as women from the wider military community, performing at cathedrals and military churches across the UK.
And it can now be revealed that it will be members of the Military Wives Choirs from Chicksands and Henlow, Honington, Wattisham and Wimbish who will be performing at Ely Cathedral on Wednesday November 29.
The exclusive concerts will bring together ladies from Military Wives Choirs across the UK who understand just how tricky this time of year can be for military families when loved ones are away, giving them the chance to stand stronger together and express themselves through song.
Helen Foulkes, who has been a member of Wimbish Military Wives Choir for five years, said: “My husband is currently serving with the Army in Afghanistan on a nine month tour and will be away for Christmas this year.
“We will miss him at this time of year when family and friends try to get together. I find keeping busy helps the months go by and belonging to Wimbish Military Wives Choir provides support, friendship and fun.
“Several of the women are in a similar position to myself and along with all the other ladies in the choir we are all very excited about performing at Ely Cathedral. Our weekly practices have been filled with perfecting our Christmas songs and we hope our friends, families and the wider community will join us and enjoy the concert as much as we will do performing it.”
Fans can expect to hear plenty of their festive favourites as well as songs from the Military Wives Choirs’ own album Home for Christmas which will be available to purchase, allowing the audience to take that merry feeling away with them while showing their support for women in the military community.
With more than 70 Military Wives Choirs in military bases across the UK and overseas, the charity brings women in the community closer together through singing. Choirs are open to anyone with a military connection with no singing experience necessary, offering the chance for women to have fun and sing, share and support one another.
Last year the charity embarked on their first Home For Christmas Tour taking in cathedrals across the UK.
The 2017 tour is presented by event promoters Cuffe and Taylor.
Home For Christmas will see the choirs perform across the UK:
- Worcester Cathedral (22 November)
- Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff (23 November)
- Wells Cathedral (24 November)
- Lichfield Cathedral (25 November)
- Southwell Minster (28 November)
- Ely Cathedral (29 November)
- St Clement Danes, Strand, London (02 December)
- Truro Cathedral (03 December)
- Sheffield Cathedral (07 December)
- Peterborough Cathedral (09 December)
- St Michael’s, Tidworth Garrison Church, Wiltshire (16 December)
- Guildford Cathedral (18 December)