Lympstone Military Wives Choir visit Menin Gate

PUBLISHED: 12:00 17 September 2018

Members of Lympstone Military Wives Choir at The Menin Gate in Ypres. Picture: Contributed

Members of Lympstone Military Wives Choir at The Menin Gate in Ypres. Picture: Contributed


Choir perform at Sunset Ceremony remembering soldiers killed in the Great War

Members of Lympstone Military Wives Choir attended the poignant Sunset Ceremony on September 7th at The Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium, a memorial dedicated to British and Commonwealth soldiers killed in the Great War.

At the Last Post Ceremony, the choir sang Only Remembered from the War Horse Prom and Home they Brought her Warrior Dead, a Tennyson poem put to music by Joseph Barnby.

The following afternoon members of the Lympstone Choir joined Chivenor Military Wives Choir for an afternoon of rousing music and song in a concert at St George’s Memorial Church.

Choir members Kelly Murphy and Sadie Phillips agreed: “It was a huge honour and a moving experience for the military wives for whom the stark reality of conflict and war is still very real. Many of our friends and family have been directly affected in recent times and through their family history.

Whilst there a Lympstone choir member laid a wreath commemorating her great-great uncle who tragically lost his life in the Great War as well as wreathes commemorating the war dead”.

On their return the choir will continue to meet weekly every Wednesday from 6-8pm. They would love to hear from anyone with a military connection - whether as a wife, mother, daughter or sister - who is interested in joining. Email for more information

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