Military wives record for album

09:39 13 February 2012

Members of the Lympstone Military Wives Choir with producer Jon Cohen.

Members of the Lympstone Military Wives Choir with producer Jon Cohen.

Archant

A choir of military wives and girlfriends from Lympstone Commando Training Centre is set to appear on one of the year’s most anticipated albums.

The Lympstone Military Wives’ Choir was formed last year, after the national success of the Chivenor Military Wives Choir, who appeared on BBC TV show The Choir and subsequently achieved a Christmas number one single.

So far, the Chivenor choir has raised £500,000 for military charities, and members have now announced plans for an album, In My Dreams.

Following an invitation from Chivenor choir director Gareth Malone, the album will also feature the Lympstone choir, which has recorded two tracks.

The choir will appear on the album’s title track, which was recorded for a mass choir performance, and a version of Buddy Holly’s True Love Ways, performed solely by Lympstone singers.

Since the album was announced earlier this week, it has already rocketed up the pre-order charts, raising hopes that it could match the Christmas single’s number one success.

Lympstone choir leader Sam Abrahams said: “I was contacted by Gareth, who said there was a project in the pipeline, and the next day Tom Lewis, from Decca Records, rang.

“He said they were doing a military wives album, and asked if we would like to be involved.”

The choir only had a week to prepare for the recording - and rehearsals were intense.

Sam said: “We did 30 hours of rehearsals at my house, with ladies coming in and out with kids, and bringing tea and milk because my house was being ransacked two or three times a day!

“Then, the producer, Jon Cohen, and his team turned up to our chapel at the Commando Training Centre and, part by part, we did the recording.”

Sam says the recording process was an amazing experience for the choir, which had only been together for a matter of months.

“It was really exciting, and the girls absolutely loved it – they’ll treasure it for the rest of their lives.

“They never thought it would get this far, and they’re absolutely delighted it’s come to something like this.”

In My Dreams will be released on March 5, with proceeds going to the Military Wives’ Choir Foundation.

0 comments

Other Entertainment Stories

Yesterday, 18:30

Seaton Tramway is offering a murder mystery evening over dinner.

Read more
Saturday, April 25, 2015

A rather extraordinary coincidence is provoking a joyous musical celebration in Colyton on Sunday, May 3.

Read more
Friday, April 24, 2015
The Borealis Saxophone Quartet.

As part of the Honiton Festival in May, there will be a saxophone workshop given by the Borealis Saxophone Quartet.

Read more
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Jimmy Tarbuck

Top television comedian Jimmy Tarbuck swaps The London Palladium for Exmouth Pavilion.

Read more
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

There are many events planned across the area. Here are just a few.

Read more
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The men's quarter final at Madeira bowling club. Simon Weclawek releases his bowl. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exsp 8460-31-12AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

The Exmouth Madeira Bowling club is offering an Open Day for new bowlers on Saturday, April 25, from 10am until 3pm.

Read more
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The cast of Outside Edge by Honiton Players.

Honiton Players will be presenting Outside Edge this week, by Richard Harris.

Read more
Monday, April 20, 2015
Jason and the Argonatus. Photo: Matt Austin.

Exeter-based theatre company Four of Swords has announced its latest production: a fun-filled and family-friendly adaptation of the popular Greek myth Jason and the Argonauts.

Read more
Saturday, April 18, 2015
exe exmouth festival 2015

With just six weeks to go, this year’s Exmouth Festival is now firmly in gear.

Read more
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Charity to benefit from fundraiser at church

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 4°C

Most Read Entertainment

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition



Exmouth's trusted business finder