In February 2011 Gareth Malone went to the Military Base at Chivenor to set up a Choir for the Wives who are left at home alone, while their men are on duty for months at a time.
We hear from Gareth and key members of the choir as they reflect on their extraordinary journey culminating in their performance at The Royal Albert Hall, of a song specially written by Royal composer Paul Mealor. This seemed like the pinnacle of their achievements, but the film shows how this the beginning of something much bigger. We see the women as they embark upon launching what was to become a no.1 Christmas single, as they visit 10 Downing Street, perform at the Golden Jubilee and then win a Classical Brit. ‘We also hear of the legacy of the Choir with the setting up of a charitable foundation that provides the support for a growing network of over 60 military wives choirs in bases across the Uk, Europe and the Falkland Islands. As soloist Sam says at the end: “This was Gareth’s dream and its came true and not many people can say their dreams have come true in life. I don’t even think I could express to Gareth how grateful we all are for it, it’s just, he’s really changed our lives”