ISBN: 978-1-909067-43-1

The work of the Military Wives Choirs Foundation: An evaluation

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Clift S, Daykin N, Page S, Peasgood E

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Canterbury Christ Church University

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Group singing has experienced a revival in the UK in recent years, with a notable success being the Military Wives Choirs Foundation (MWCF). The MWFC asked the Sidney De Haan Research Centre to help them evaluate their work – a principal objective of MWCF is to bring women in the military community closer together through singing. Following an on-line questionnaire survey and interviews, results in this report showed positive benefits to singing, such as increased friendship, improved health, higher levels of personal confidence, developing new skills, and a stronger personal identity.

Main Focus: Community Development

Research Purpose: Outcome Evaluation

Context: Community

Art Forms: Music

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Clift S., Page S., Daykin N., & Peasgood E. (2015). The work of the Military Wives Choirs Foundation: An evaluation. Canterbury: Canterbury Christ Church University.