Kinloss Military Wives Choir travelled to the Scottish Parliament on Thursday 1 November to mark the start of 2018 Remembrance.
The event was organised by Richard Lochhead MSP who invited the choir to perform at Holyrood. The Kinloss choir performed a selection of songs including some from their new album ‘Remembrance’ which commemorates 100 years of the armistice and recognises the sacrifices of our armed forces and their families.
Richard said, “It was a privilege to host the Kinloss Military Wives Choir in the Scottish Parliament.
“The choir are incredibly talented and it was a fitting way to mark the start of 2018 Remembrance to have the choir performing in Parliament.
“It was very special to have the Kinloss Military Wives perform songs from their new Remembrance album, which has been released to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War, and recognises the sacrifices of our armed forces and their families – something we know all too well in Moray given the areas longstanding links with the military.”
Brian Smith, musical director of the Kinloss Military Wives Choir added, “We feel very honoured and privileged to be part of the Scottish Parliament’s remembrance commemoration.
“Our programme of music and poetry pays tribute to the armed forces, and the wives and partners who are at the heart of the military family – they, too, made sacrifices and paid a price, and still do so today.
“The poems are all by Scottish authors, and reflect both courage and the individual grief and loss inflicted by the Great War.”