The Yorkshire Imps are joining forces with the Military Wives Choir to present a fabulous Christmas Concert Weekend. Our first performance will be on the 5th December at Morley Town Hall; our second will be the following day on the 6th December at Castleford Civic Centre. Both concerts start at 7.30pm and due to be a sell out event!
All profits from the concert will be donated to the charity Help for Heroes to support their inspiring work with those who have made sacrifices in the service of their country. Band Chairman Mark Tweedle commented, “No-one who has seen the remarkable work of the specialist rehabilitation centres, such as Headley Court, can be in any doubt that this is a most worthwhile cause”.
The Band is honoured to be sharing a platform with the Military Wives Choir (York). The choir, which is composed entirely of wives of serving military personnel is part of a Military Wives Choir network, which now spans the world. Founded in September 2013, following the success of the first Military Wives’ Choir under their inspirational conductor Gareth Malone, the York Choir helps women share the enjoyment and pride that comes from singing together. Although not a “professional choir” the members aspire to the highest musical standards whilst learning new skills, helping each other through the bad times and celebrating the good times. Choir Secretary Allison West comments “We have become a crucial part of the military network for many women, and we hope to be able to continue for many, many years to come”.
The programme, which is designed to appeal to all musical tastes, will include the choir singing the chart topping hit “Wherever you are” and performances from some of the band’s outstanding soloists in addition to festive items which should prove the perfect start to the Christmas season.