Choir highlights

2013

22nd December:  9 Lessons & Carols, Aske Estate Chapel, Richmond 

The choir took part in the 9 Lessons and Carol service at the Aske Estate Chapel.  Lord Ronaldshay has been a big support to the choir and this was the choir's way of thanking him for that support. 

19th December:  Christmas Concert, Garrison Church, Catterick Garrison

The choir gave their annual Christmas Celebration concert in the Garrison Memorial Church and raised over £700 for choir funds.

23rd November: Armonico Consort Academy Joint Concert

The choir travelled to St Marks Church in Leamington Spa to perform with nearly 200 children of the Armonico Consort Academy.

12th October: Sainsburys Busking, Darlington

Our ladies descended on Sainburys supermarket in Darlington to do a spot of busking in aid of the choir.

27th and 28th September: Georgian Theatre

The WAGS performed at the end of each half of locally produced production, I Have Heard And Read Of Battlefields, written by Bev Joicey of Richmond Rotary Club. All proceeds from both nights performances went to SSAFA, Combat Stress and to the theatre.

17th August: Castle Howard Proms

Castle Howard Proms saw the WAGS sharing the stage with The Overtones, The English National Orchestra and Soprano Janet Mooney. We performed to a crowd of around 10,000 people in the driving rain, but good old British spirit prevailed and the fantastic evening ended with a jaw dropping fireworks display.

3rd August: Richmond Live

The WAGS invited the audience to join them in a warm up exercise to start of their set which was met with mixed response! Toward the end of our set we were told ‘one more song’ by the stage director to which Carol responded with an Andrew Lloyd Webber medley. See you next year Richmond Live?

26th July: Emma and Stu's Wedding, Hipswell Church

The choir were more than excited to perform at the wedding of fellow WAG Emma and her lovely husband Stu at Hispwell Church. Much missed choir members Vicki Austin and Kerry Horner made the journey back to join the WAGS in wishing the happy couple well. Emma and Stu were kind enough to invite the choir to join them at their evening reception, where many an interesting shape was made on the dancefloor!

11th July: York Dragon Boat Concert, St Peters School, York

Our ladies performed at this concert which was hosted by The Rotary Club of York. The Concert was in aid of the Help For Heroes ran Recovery Centre, Phoenix House which is situated in Catterick Garrison.

6th July: Joint Concert with Welwyn Garden City MVC

The choir joined forces with the Welwyn Garden City Male Voice Choir for a joint Great British Summer themed concert at St Mary’s Church in Richmond. The idea of the two choirs coming together came from choir member Nats Smith, whose father in law sings with the WGC MVC.

29th June: ITC Families Day, Vimy Barracks

Our ladies performed in SSAFA T-shirts at the Infantry Training Centre (ITC) Familes Day, which also coincided with Armed Forces Day. The ITC trains all the Army's infantrymen, producing some of the best infantry soldiers in the world.

11th May: Bishop Auckland Churches 20th Anniversary Concert

The WAGS performed their longest concert to date for the congregation of the combined Bishop Auckland Churches.

2nd May: 4th Mechanised Brigade Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving, York Minster

An incredible honour to be invited to perform for our home brigade. We performed a beautiful version of The Lord Is My Shepherd with Sarah Harris as soloist. A very special and important day to all of us.

25th April: 3 MED REG Homecoming/Medals Parade, Gaza Bks

The WAGS were pleased to help support 3 MED REG at their Homecoming/Medals Parade.

5th April: War Widows AGM, Radisson Blu, Durham

The choir was honoured and humbled to be asked to perform at the AGM of the War Widows Association.

2nd March: Bowes Museum Concerts, Barnard Castle

The choir did a matinee and evening performance at the Bowes Museum. The concert was to raise funds for a charitable trip to Borneo for some students of Barnard Castle School.

2nd February: Salute Our Heroes Concert, The Sage, Gateshead

Our second time performing at The Sage, Gateshead. This time we performed alongside the Band of the 5th Btn Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and the Royal Signals (Northern) Band. We also performed ‘In My Dreams’ with Jonjo Kerr for the first time since the original recording.

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