As they release their new album ‘Remember’ the Military Wives Choirs share the video for the deeply-poignant single ‘Brave’. Joining the Choirs, conducted by Hilary Davan Wetton, is the English classical singer Laura Wright and The Royal Marine Corps of Drums. Commemorating the end of World War 1 through the eyes of women in the military community today, ‘Brave’ is written by Laura with the album’s producers John Haywood and Sean Hargreaves and is one of five original compositions on the record.
Speaking about the song Laura said “writing ‘Brave’ alongside Sean and John has been a wonderful experience, when I was asked to be involved I felt a great sense of pride and responsibility. The music is inspired by the words of Military Wives Choirs’ members across the country and abroad, we wanted the song to be uplifting and a celebration of the strength these women have. The sentiment really hit home when I went to hear the Military Wives Choirs record the track, it was an incredibly powerful and moving experience, I feel very proud to be involved and I truly think these women are some of the bravest I’ve known.”
2018 marks the centenary of the end of World War I. Fierce heroism from the troops at the Front was matched by the country’s women who raised children alone, nursed, and worked tirelessly despite the loss of husbands, sons, fathers, brothers and friends.
69 choirs from across Britain and abroad – the Military Wives Choirs – have joined together to acknowledge this poignant occasion through a special commemorative project, coming together with musicians from across the three services to create an album like no other, telling the story of ‘then’ (1918) and ‘now’ (2018).
‘Remember’ is due for release on June 29th 2018, to coincide with Armed Forces Day the following day (June 30th) which offers a chance for the public to show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.