Song based on soldiers' letters is set to be UK Christmas No1

An emotional song based on the letters that British troops serving in Afghanistan sent to their loved ones, and the letters their loved ones sent to them, is bidding to be Christmas No1.

"Wherever You Are", sung by the Military Wives Choir, which consists of the wives and girlfriends of British servicemen serving in Afghanistan, has already been performed to the Queen at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Choirmaster Gareth Malone had rallied the women at military bases in Chivenor and Plymouth in Devon and, despite initial nerves, more than 100 women joined.

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house after their performance, so the production team released the song online to raise funds for military charities the Royal British Legion and SSAFA Forces Help.

But it was after it was championed on Radio 2 by Chris Evans that it really took off in popularity and it is now battling it out for the Christmas top spot with The X Factor winners Little Mix.

The song is released on Monday 19th December.

Some members of the Military Wives Choir

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It has been revealed today that Wherever You Are is set to become this year's Christmas No1 in the UK. It is the favourite to beat the song by new British girl band Little Mix to that coveted top spot: ... stmas-no-1 (external - login to view)
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Good post Blackleaf.

Wherever You Are Military Wives with Gareth Malone Official Video - YouTube

I agree, it's a beautiful song.

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