Nowadays as soon as you mention “ladies choir” most people imagine the Military Wives, largely because of their popularity and celebrity status afforded by the television. The typical alternative to “The Wives” is a vision of grey hair shuffling onto the stage in long black dresses clutching folders ready to sing an entire oratorio for the next 2 hours. If you fall into one of these two camps, then prepare to welcome something entirely new. The Pewsey Belles, under the direction of Choirmaster Jules Addison have virtually re-invented the concept of what a Ladies Choir should be about.
Welcome on stage 45 ladies in a vision of black and pink. The show started with a single voice singing, from just off stage, the opening of “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables. As the choir joined in the benefit of the Abbey’s fantastic acoustic was quickly apparent.
As the concert developed it soon became apparent that the evening was more than just a Ladies choir singing. The evening was a huge variety of songs and included 2 solo’s, a trio, and songs from the Pewsey Bellettes which is a ladies barbershop group. No outside singers were brought in on this occasion which shows once again just how much talent there is amongst this group of 45 ladies.
The standing ovation at the end of the concert was testimony to the quality of the performance and shows how far the choir has come in the last 3 years.
If you would like the Pewsey Belles to put on an event at your church or local event then please contact the choirmaster.