HELLO WORLD! Wattisham Military Wives Choir calling! Here we are on our brand new website! Everything is so very exciting at the moment. This week has been a very busy one. We’ve been rehearsing like CRAZY and I think it is fair to say we are all a bit pooped. Let me tell you all about it…..
On Thursday we recorded our songs for the second Military Wives Choir Album, due out in November. What an amazing day we had! I’m pretty sure it’s an experience we will all never forget. I can’t wait to hear the finished album. When doing the recording we sometimes heard a playback of what we had just sang and it sounded pretty fantastic. I couldn’t believe how good we did sound! We also sang with members of one of our sister choirs Marham Miltary Wives Choir and what a pleasure it was too. Such a fun bunch of girls headed up by Sharmane their Musical Director. It was great to meet the Marham girls, other wives living similar lives to our own. One of their girls is also a serving member of the forces. Through this album and other projects we have met so many different wives, partners and serving personnel. Something we would never have done otherwise, another big positive to being in the choir. I’m pretty sure none of the Military Wives Choirs can wait for the album launch in November…exciting times ahead!
Our next diary entry was on Friday night at a dinner for the Babergh Council at Wherstead Park. An absolutely beautiful setting and a wonderful audience too. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
The cherry on top of the pretty amazing cake has been our final performance this week. On Sunday evening we opened Bury St. Edmunds’s festival, Abbeyfest, to an audience of around 650 people. Kerry Ellis, our patron, introduced us onto the stage. It was the first time we had met Kerry and what an honour it was, such a lovely lady. We sang our hearts out in the sunshine and enjoyed every minute of it. Tick…..another thing to add to our growing list of fantastic experiences.
What can I say….it’s been an amazing 6 months since the choir was formed. Everything seems to have snowballed. From our first performance in the Officer’s Mess at Wattisham to some of our girls recording “Sing” at Abbey Road Studios to other girls performing live in front of millions for the Queen on stage at Buckingham Palace. Some of whom met Gary Barlow, Gareth Malone, chatted with Kylie, were kissed by Robbie Williams and some even had fun with Tom Hanks in a portaloo, (read on our website about that…”We performed for the Queen” blog). And now we have recorded the second album for the Military Wives Choirs. We have had some serious fun. How on earth can we top all of that? I don’t know….but we are going to give it a damn good try!