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Rothbury mum-to-be to sing at Albert Hall

Emma Dickson, who will be singing in a concert at the Royal Albert Hall with 99 other military wives

Emma Dickson, who will be singing in a concert at the Royal Albert Hall with 99 other military wives

A Rothbury mum-to-be is set to appear on stage at the Royal Albert Hall this weekend as part of Gareth Malone’s Military Wives choir in a special proms concert commemorating the First World War.

Emily Dickinson, as she was known before marrying Captain Phillip Goodier last year, from the Coquetdale village, is part of the Disforth Military Wives Choir and has been selected as one of 100 women from 42 different choirs, to perform on Sunday, August 3, in a sell-out concert directed by Gareth Malone.

The event is part of the BBC Proms series, the story of the Proms Military Wives Choir coming together for the commemorative concert is also being made into a two-part documentary, to be shown on the BBC later in the year.

Emily said: “I am greatly honoured to have been chosen to take part in this special Military Wives Choir, brought together to sing at the Royal Albert Hall for the War Horse Prom, commemorating the beginning of British involvement in WW1.

“It is a real privilege to sing together with the other 99 ladies in this choir and to work with Gareth Malone for this occasion. I will treasure the memories for the rest of my life and hope that I do my local Military Wives Choir, at Dishforth, proud.”

In a first for the BBC Proms, the choir will also be joined by life-size puppets from the National Theatre’s production of War Horse by Michael Morpurgo.

 

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