Military Wives Choirs is a charitable group of British choirs formed of wives, partners and widows of British Military personnel as well as service women and veterans and are located around the UK and in several locations abroad.
Based upon an idea from two Scots Guards wives who decided, whilst their husbands deployed in Afghanistan in 2009, to put up posters at the Garrison to actively encourage and look for ladies interested in singing together, to help support and give the wives a focus whilst their husbands deployed.
A letter was written to choirmaster Gareth Malone looking for help and support with the choir. At that time Malone was receiving acclaim for his BBC television programme The Choir and felt that this was an idea that could be replicated. Malone then went to RMB Chivenor to help start a choir there. Following the broadcast of the series and the release of the single Wherever You Are, more choirs were added and were invited to contribute to the album In My Dreams under the name Military Wives’s. Now there are choirs across the UK and its military bases around the world.
Military Wives Backing Tracks – Wherever You Are … Sing with Gary Barlow …