Time To Sing – Military Wives Choir
Military Wives Choir
Time To Sing
The Military Wives Choir will be singing at Wimborne Minster on October 6 to raise funds for Lewis-Manning Hospice.
They are forming a larger than usual choir from local groups from across the South to create ‘Time to Sing’ as they are being joined by locally based mezzo soprano Grace Lovelass (who will perform a separate concert in aid of the Hospice on September 22, at St Peter’s, Parkstone).
Military Wives Choirs ‘bring women in the military community closer together through singing’. There are more than 70 choirs in the UK and overseas, singing everywhere from village halls to concert halls, from schools to stadiums. The latest album, Remember, focuses on 1918-2018, ‘telling the story of women then and now’.
These women not only raise money for the Military Wives Choirs Foundation, but are frequently invited to sing in support of other military charities or charities close to the heart of communities.
Tom Goodinge, associate director of income and communications, said: “The Grace Lovelass and the Military Wives Choirs are being so generous with their support for our hospice and we are delighted that they are boosting our fundraising efforts with what is destined to be a spirited and magical performance.
“Lewis-Manning Hospice supports patients and families in Poole, Bournemouth and the surrounding areas who are facing a life-limiting illness.”
Grace Lovelass said, “I’m honoured to be performing again in aid of Lewis-Manning. The hospice does so much life-affirming and enriching work. It’s close to my heart for personal reasons and I hope that my time to sing will afford others time to remember and reflect.”