Wattisham: Search for talented singers to join wives’ choir

Wattisham Military Wives Choir

Wattisham Military Wives Choir - Credit: Archant

A MILITARY wives’ choir is on the lookout for hidden talent.

With one year under their belts, members of the Wattisham Military Wives’ Choir are looking to recruit new women and strengthen their vocals.

In the past year the choir has had a song included on the second Military Wives’ Choir’s album Stronger Together, as well as launching the national Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal in London and performing alongside the choir patron Kerry Ellis.

The choir was founded in January last year by Sally Wilkinson while her husband was on operations in Afghanistan and she was heavily pregnant with their second daughter, Rosalie.

She said: “The choir has made a huge difference to so many women here in Wattisham, including me.

“I have made some wonderful friends and am immensely proud of what we have created.”

The choir provides women with the opportunity to sing, whatever their ability, make new friends and support each other through the trials and tribulations of military life.

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Member Emma Ebdon said: “The choir has given me a great focus while my husband is away on duty.

“I have grown in confidence in this last year, despite believing I couldn’t sing. I now believe that everyone has a voice; you just have to find it.”

The choir, led by musical director Birgitta Kenyon, is set to perform at the Suffolk Show and rehearses at Wattisham Flying Station Church in Holly Road every Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm.