Mezzo-soprano Laura Wright has joined the Military Wives Choirs as their first female ambassador.
Laura won the 2005 BBC Young Chorister of the Year aged just 15. Since then, she has gone on to write and record numerous albums and perform at high-profile events, including Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday and the annual Invictus Games opening ceremony, for which she wrote and performed Invincible.
“Laura sings like an angel and writes from the heart, pulling at our emotions. She regularly reaches out to veterans and the wider military community to help foster a love of singing, build confidence and heal emotional wounds.
“Now Laura will be able to sprinkle some of that same fairy dust over our amazing network!” says Heidi, who is a member of Salisbury Plain Military Wives Choir.
She is no stranger to the Military Wives Choirs, having collaborated with them during the development of their album Remember in 2018.
“Performing with and writing music for the Military Wives Choirs in 2018 was such a pleasure,” says Laura. “However, after recently working closely with individual members of the Military Wives Choirs, I realised that many of these women live their whole lives with the same level of extreme isolation that many of us have just experienced for the first time.
“Singing gives us emotional awareness – it allows us to recognise and express our feelings, as well as relating to the feelings of others around us. I am thoroughly delighted to become an ambassador and to continue my work with this wonderfully supportive organisation.”
To get involved or find out more, see militarywiveschoirs.org
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