Singers from Portsmouth chosen to sing rugby anthem

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  • Portsmouth Military Wives Chior members will sing Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  • Shared performance will be recorded at Abbey Road Studios
  • Song will be released as official single for the Rugby World Cup
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MEMBERS of a choir of military wives have been chosen to sing an anthem for the Rugby World Cup in honour of the English team.

Five members of the Portsmouth Military Wives Choir will today record the tune, which is England’s official single for the cup, at Abbey Road Studios.

The singers will also be taken to lunch and given a tour of Twickenham Stadium, where the final of the World Cup will be held on October 31.

One of the singers, Suzanne Bull, 36, from Eastney, said she was thrilled at being chosen to take part.

Suzanne, who is also this year’s captain of Portsmouth Rugby Club said: ‘I’m very excited.

‘I’ve played rugby for 13 years so I’m not sure what I’m more excited about – Twickenham or Abbey Road.’

I’m not sure what I’m more excited about – Twickenham or Abbey Road

Suzanne Bull

Other members of the choir taking part will be Sam Hamley, Kim Martin, Rachel Warr and Jess Goodyear.

The women will sing alongside Brit Award winner Ella Eyre and members of other groups who were picked out following a video audition.