The Plymouth Military Wives Choir sung side by side as they performed at Vue Plymouth to celebrate the release of the new film Military Wives.
As the inspirational story hit screens on Friday 6th March, the choir were there to entertain customers and give a preview of what they had in store.
Now with over 2,000 members, the Military Wives Choirs Charity has become a global phenomenon. Music played an important role during World War 1, both in the trenches and back at home. It was extremely important for the troops, who would sing for solidarity and to boost morale. The choirs continue that theme, bringing women in the military community closer together through singing to support Forces families.
All choirs have their own identity and all share the same love of music, fun and friendly ethos which bring women together. The Plymouth Military Wives Choir Charity were so excited to get involved in a local event that celebrates a film which tells its history.
The Plymouth Military Wives Choir said, “We thoroughly enjoyed being able to sing at Vue Plymouth and had a lovely receptive audience. We were honoured to be there on the release night of the film and all of us at the Military Wives Choir are pleased that the story is being told to viewers nationwide”.
Military Wives follows a group of women who come together as their partners serve in Afghanistan. Together they form the very first Military Wives choir, helping each other through some of life’s most difficult moments and becoming a media sensation and global movement in the process. With direction from Peter Cattaneo (The Full Monty) and performances from BAFTA winner Kirstin Scott and BAFTA nominee Sharon Horgan, the picture is set to be a feel good crowd-pleaser.
James Ashcroft, general manager at Vue Plymouth said, “We were thrilled that the choir came in to sing for us. The charity plays a vital role in the community for those with military connections so we’re glad its story is set to be told on the big screen. After the performance, customers were able to feel fully immersed in the film and get truly lost in the tale of the military wives choir, all within the ultimate seat, screen and sound at Vue.”
Tickets for Military Wives are available from myvue.com.