The Plymouth Military Wives Choir will perform next month

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The Plymouth Military Wives Choir will hold a concert at Guildhall Plymouth on Friday 10th June at 7.30pm.

After 59 rehearsals of the Zoom Choir (in mute mode) throughout the Covid 19 restriction period, they were able to remain as a group.

This is thanks to the dedication of musical director Rob Young and accompanist Kathy Kenny.

The choir missed their 10th birthday celebration in April 2021 due to Covid19 restrictions in place at that time, but recently had their 11th birthday which they celebrated with a beautiful cake made by their member Donna, and her birthday fell on a choir night making it all the more special.

They will also celebrate 40 years of St Lukes Hospice Plymouth.

The choir had a number one Christmas hit in 2011 with Wherever You Are.

They will share an evening of celebration and reflection through song, including new material performed by the Plymouth Military Wives Choir and captivating music by the Newton Abbot Orchestra. Tenor Jaimie Page will also join them. The artistic director of the show is the very talented Mark Sidey.

Their host for the evening is David Fitzgerald, aka Fitz, from their close friend and loyal supporter of BBC Radio Devon’s Plymouth Military Wives Choir.

Buckfastleigh-based member Kirsty-Ann Johnstone says:

“The choir has been an incredible support network for me over the past 10 years and even more over the past two years. Having been diagnosed with a Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) in October 2020, singing has never been or felt more important in aiding my recovery. These ladies, along with our doctor, supported me emotionally and mentally, making sure I never felt alone and giving me the encouragement I needed to keep doing something I love.

The fundraising concert will raise awareness and raise money for our charity Military Wives Choir Foundation, which provides women like me with a safe and supportive space through song and friendship. In equal measure helping St Lukes continue its vital work, in which fundraising is essential.

The concert is a positive focus following a difficult period around the Covid..

Plymouth Guildhall’s last performance was sold out

Tickets are available online at skiddle.com/e/36064323. This method will include additional online charges.

Tickets cost £12.00 per person. Tickets are also available by email.

[email protected] this method will include a P&P of £1 per order, a maximum of four tickets per order but as many orders as needed as long as there is availability.

Tickets also available from St Lukes shop in Modbury at no extra cost.

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