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The Military Wives Choir at Christmas

The Military Wives Choir at Christmas
The Lympstone Military Wives Choir at Christmas with the Ottery St Mary Silver Band  - Sponsored by Co-op Funeral Care Honiton.

Running Time: 2  to  2 & 1/2 hours

Paul Grainger from Co-op Funeral Care Honiton, is well known for his fundraising  Christmas Carol Concerts, and this year Paul  has gone bigger than ever before. Tonight's show will feature the fantastic Lympstone Military Wives choir and the Ottery St Mary Silver Band. This years beneficiaries are The Beehive (Supported by the Coop in 2023/24) & Barnardo's. Donations will also be made to tonight's choir and band.

Join us for a fabulous night of Christmas Songs and Festive Music, ending with much loved Christmas Carols for all to sing along to!

Lympstone Military Wives Choir
The Military Wives Choirs is a community of over 2000 women in 72 choirs across the UK and internationally. We come together to celebrate a love of singing and a communal understanding that comes from our members' shared experiences of the Armed Forces.   

We welcome all women whose lives are currently impacted by their military connection; our network supports each other and forms life-changing friendships that lead to new and uplifting experiences through singing. 

  Singing in a choir has been proven to increase wellbeing and improve mental and physical health. With no auditions and no pressure to perform, the Military Wives Choirs gives its members the opportunity to spend time with women that truly understand the challenges associated with military life.

Lympstone MWC was formed in 2011, one of the first choirs to come together after the Gareth Malone TV series. We currently have around 20 members and rehearse on Wednesdays 5.30-7.30 pm in the Gordon Messenger Centre, opposite CTCRM’s main gate. 

We welcome new members at any time.   Contact us at if you are interested in joining us or booking the choir for an event. 

Ottery St Mary Silver Band
The Ottery St Mary Silver Band was formed in 1920 after a decision was made to move away from the previous set up of a military style concert band including reed instruments as well as brass. This had been the case for many years leading up to the First World War.  Instead, the newly formed band used brass instruments only.  They initially called themselves the Town Band but like many bands in the South of England they later referred to themselves as a Silver Band rather than be likened to the colliery bands of the North.  

 Today's band has a mixture of brass and silver plated instruments  In 2023 the OSM Silver Band celebrated its centenary with a well attended and very successful concert at the Kings School in Ottery. This had originally been scheduled for 2020 but was cancelled due to COVID.  

Although the the traditional brass band contest is not something OSMSB gets involved in these days, it does nonetheless have a busy schedule of engagements during the year including spring and Christmas concert, fetes, church services and carol playing, to to mention the Honiton show and regular summer engagements at Connaught Gardens in Sidmouth.  

 We offer brass class training and main rehearsals are held between 7.30 and 9.30 every Thursday at Escot Village Hall. 

Event Information 
Ticket Prices: General Admission £10 
Accessible Seating is available  from the box office in person, or by calling 01404 384050, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. 
All ticket prices include a  £1 booking fee. 
The Beehive operates  a No Refund  policy  on ticket purchases. Please make sure you are able to attend the event before purchasing your tickets. 
The Beehive has a fully licensed bar which we open 1 hour before events begin – Bringing your own alcohol in is strictly Prohibited. 
Our bar is manned by our fantastic volunteers, at busy times the wait may be a little longer than normal,  please be patient whilst they serve everyone.
 Only food purchased at The Beehive can be consumed on the premises, unless a specific ‘bring your own  event’ has been advertised 

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