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Windsor's Military Wives to take part in First World War Prom

Windsor's Military Wives to take part in First World War Prom

Francis Batt

Windsor's Military Wives to take part in First World War Prom

Two Ladies from Windsor Military Wives Choir are set to join television's star choirmaster Gareth Malone at a special Prom to commemorate the First World War.  

Dominique Ireland and Amelia d’Apice will be proud participants in the sell out concert - part of the BBC’s annual Proms series -  at the Royal Albert Hall tomorrow on the eve of the 100th Anniversary of the day Britain entered the war. 

They will be part of a 100 strong Military Wives Choir directed by Gareth. It is made up of singers from 42 different Military Wives Choirs containing wives, partners and service women from the navy, Royal Marines, army and RAF families from military bases across Britain and overseas.  

In a first for the BBC Proms, the choir will also be joined by life-size puppets from the National Theatre’s production of ‘War Horse’ by Michael Morpurgo.

The story of the concert is also being made into a two-part documentary, to be shown on the BBC later in the year.

Emma Ware, choir lead from the Windsor Military Wives Choir, said: “Dominique and Amelia are delighted to be performing in the Proms Military Wives Choir and honoured to be part of this very special event.  

"It’s really appropriate that the concert will also remember the role that women and music played during the First World War. The entire Windsor Military Wives Choir are extremely proud of our girls and wish them all the best with their performance which we will all be watching in support.”

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