A military wives choir will perform some stirring songs at a concert in Weymouth.

Bovington Military Wives Choir will be visiting the town on Friday, April 28 and joining with Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School Choir to present an evening of music.

On the setlist are some favourite songs from the Military Wives Choirs’ repertoire including Stronger Together, a Vera Lynn Medley and Only You.

The phenomena of choirs for Military Wives, started in 2010 in Catterick where a choir for the wives and girlfriends of soldiers serving in Afghanistan, was assembled to support wives and families at a very stressful time.

Inspired by the friendship and camaraderie in Catterick Garrison, Gareth Malone worked with women from Chivenor and Plymouth military bases to make music and film the two-part BBC documentary series The Choir: Military Wives. The choirs went on to raise £500,000 for charity.

By 2013 there were 46 choirs across the UK, and in 2020, the film Military Wives, starring Kristin Scott Thomas hit the big screen.

Now in 2023, Military Wives Choirs is a registered charity which supports 72 choirs and more than 2,000 women from the Armed Forces community. Choirs can be found as far afield as the United States, Gibraltar and Cyprus.

The concert will take place in Holy Trinity Church at 7pm on Friday, April 28. Tickets are £10 from the Holy Trinity website (www.holytrinityweymouth.org).