PHOTOS FROM LAST YEAR’S WATERLOOVILLE MUSIC FESTIVAL
St George’s Church, Waterlooville, 7.30pm - licensed bar opens 7pm
TICKETS £6 IN ADVANCE, £7 ON THE DOOR - CONCERT SPONSORED BY LARCOMES SOLICITORS
PORTSTMOUTH MILITARY WIVES CHOIR
One of the five founder Military Wives Choirs, and probably the most prestigious of them all being based in the UK’s greatest military City of Portsmouth, their hit album In My Dreams shot to No 1 in the UK Charts in 2012.
With around 70 members, the Portsmouth Choir is one of the largest of over 70 Military Wives Choirs in the UK.
Over the years the Choir has performed at many high profile events, including the 2015 D Day celebrations at the Royal Albert Hall, and some regular venues include The Kings Theatre, Southsea, Worthing Assembly Hall, Romsey Abbey and Guildford Cathedral. Performances have included television and radio appearances.
What a privilege it will be to enjoy this wonderful choir performing at the Waterlooville Music Festival in a special year as the Military Wives release a new album, Remember, to mark the centenary of the end of World War I.
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. So they are acknowledging 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 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.
licensed real ale, wine & Pimm’s bar
Portsmouth Military Wives Choir at the Royal Albert Hall
LUNCHES SERVED from 12noon
12.30pm at St George’s Church:
Portsmouth Military Wives Choir: Make you feel my love. Ferneham Hall, Fareham.
Military Wives Choir: Wherever you are. Festival of Remembrance 2011, Royal Albert Hall.