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The Military Wives Choir was formed in 2010 by choirmaster Gareth Malone for the BBC 2 television series The Choir: Military Wives. The choir consists of wives and partners of British military personnel serving in Afghanistan. This is the debut single for The Choir; the song’s proceeds went to the Royal British Legion and SSAFA Forces Help. The song raised more than 500.00 UK Pounds. This affecting love song is based on segments of letters exchanged between the military personnel and their families.

Release date

Released December 15, 2011


Text of assorted letters set to music by Paul Mealor



Chart Rankings

UK – 1


‘Wherever You Are’ topped the charts in Scotland. In the UK, it broke sales records and became most pre-ordered music item ever on the UK Amazon website–and one of the top 20 best selling music products of all-time on Amazon. It was certified Platinum for sales over 600.000 copies. The song won Single of the Year at the 2012 Classic Brit Awards.

Artist’s age on release date

The Choir had been active for 1 year when this song was released.

Cover Versions

No cover versions.


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