Wattisham Airfield: Choir singers perform at Classic Brit Awards
WOMEN from the Wattisham Military Wives Choir have performed at the Classic Brit Awards.
The singers performed in the national Military Wives Choir after they scooped the Single of the Year award for the Christmas number one, ‘Wherever You Are’, at a glitzy ceremony in London’s Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday evening.
The choir sang the Diamond Jubilee anthem ‘Sing’ and were accompanied on grand piano by the song’s composers Gary Barlow and Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Georgina Scriven, 36, from the Wattisham choir sang at the awards night: “It was absolutely amazing to sing in the Albert Hall. It was fabulous and the audience loved it. It was a brilliant opportunity.”
The singers from Wattisham first joined the national choir, led by choirmaster Gareth Malone, to help record the song ‘Sing’ in the world-famous Abbey Road studios in May.
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Wattisham’s Liz Simpson sang a lead vocal on the song and four other women sang in the main choir section.
Prince Harry, who learnt how to operate the Apache helicopter at Wattisham Airfield, played tambourine on the track.
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Gareth Malone said: “It was very humble beginnings. It is about these women finding a voice and tonight is a great celebration of that.”
Seven members of Wattisham’s choir performed at the Diamond Jubilee Concert in June.
The 40-strong choir, who practise at Wattisham every week, already have bookings for next year and is due to perform in St Edmundsbury Cathedral in December.