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January 3, 2012

Female choir has coveted number 1 Christmas spot

Having the number one pop song on Christmas Day is always a big deal in England and is much sought after. This Christmas the top spot went to choral group The Military Wives comprised of the wives of military personnel from British Army bases in Devon with their single "Wherever You Are." The 100-strong group, who starred in a BBC documentary, sold over 650,000 copies of their single and knocked X Factor winners Little Mix off the top spot.

Choir founder and British TV personality Gareth Malone said the success of the single was ''really good news'' for choirs. He said: ''We are a nation of singers and we have one of the proudest traditions of choral singing in the world and I'm really delighted that some of that has crept over in the mainstream with the single and that people are getting out to buy it. I think it's boom time for choirs, I really do, and that's great news''.

Posted by acapnews at January 3, 2012 12:00 AM