Wrexham Community Choir is looking forward to our first event this year – singing at the St David’s Day parade. We’ll be singing to athe assembling parade outside Saith Seren at 10.30am before heading off on the parade through Wrexham. We will then be leading the singing of the Welsh National Anthem on Queens Square at approx 11.20am. Come and sing us – the more the merrier!
A night of song and spoken word with Andy and Mel Hickie, Laura Leigh, Dave Burton and Jessica Ball + guests .
Funds will go to SPARKS and their medical research into a rare condition “Ataxia-Telangiectasia”. We are supporting a local family whose sons have been diagnosed with this condition and family and friends are desperate to raise funds to go toward medical research to help scientists find a cure, or set back the advance of this disease.
A-T is a rare progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects around 200 children in the UK each year. Currently there is no cure and a lack of knowledge into how to halt its progression. The condition is life-limiting and most children with the condition will need to be in a wheelchair by the age of ten.
Photos by Photojenic Photography (Jeni Clegg)
Wonderful photos by Jeni Clegg to remind us of a fabulous night at St Giles’ with Wrexham Community Choir, Dragonsong, Cor Caia Choir and Welsh National Opera solo performers Jenny Pearson, Zoe Milton-Brown and Annette Bryn Parri.
Wrexham Community Choir is inviting new members to come and sing their hearts out at weekly practices which begin on Tuesday January 7th at the Methodist Church in Regent Street. The choir, formed two years ago, is open to everyone, regardless of age or experience. There is no upper limit to numbers – the more the merrier. There are no auditions, no need to read music and everyone is invited to turn up and join in.
Carol Donaldson, Musical Director of Wrexham Community said “Many people think they can’t sing but we believe everyone has a voice and singing together in a large group can help people gain confidence in using their voice – plus there are the benefits of having fun, improving health and making new friends”
Aside from weekly practices, the choir has been fortunate to receive invitations to perform and in 2013, had the opportunity to sing at a number events including the Llangollen Fringe Festival, Focus Wales, Erddig Hall, the AVOW Make a Difference Concert, the BBC Wales Live Music Event at William Aston Hall, the Kaya World Music Festival in Bangor, the National Street Choir Festival in Aberystwyth and the SANDs Memorial Service.
2013 also saw Wrexham Community Choir collaborate with other musicians and choirs. They were delighted to perform in Wrexham and at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff with South African a cappella singers, Africa Entsha. They also sang with Wrexham band, Heal the Last Stand, performed with leading songwriter and singer Charlie Dore and held a Christmas concert at St Giles Parish Church with soloists from the Welsh National Opera, Dragonsong and the Cor Caia Choir.
Wendy Paintsil of Wrexham Community Choir said “We’re delighted Wrexham Community Choir continues to go from strength to strength and we are looking forward to another exciting year ahead and hope people will continue to join us every week to sing with us.”
The choir meets every Tuesday from 7.30pm – 9.30pm at the Wrexham Methodist Church on Regent Street and holds its first weekly practice of 2014 on Tuesday January 7th at the Wrexham Methodist Church. Admission £3.00 full. £2.00 concessions))
For more information contact Wendy Paintsil on 01978 290680 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A lovely short film we made last year with Richard Geraghty and Lauren Walker about Wrexham Community Choir.
Wrexham Community Choir and friends are presenting a glittering night of song this Friday evening (13th December) St Giles Parish Church, Wrexham at 7.00pm.
Conducted by Carol Donaldson , Wrexham Community Choir will be joined by Côr Caia Choir, a Welsh National Opera community project, who will premiere their Anthem for Wrexham – an original work created by composer Helen Woods and writer Peter Read. Dragonsong – Wrexham’s dynamic youth choir will be performing choral arrangements of popular music. Also performing will be the WNO Soloists – Zoë Milton-Brown, Jenny Pearson and Annette Bryn Parri.
Wendy Paintsil of Wrexham Community Choir said “ We are looking forward to a night of fantastic of song and music performed by all ages and covering all genres: there will be something for everyone to enjoy and, hopefully, we’ll encourage more people to get involved in community singing in Wrexham. “
Tickets are £8.00 adult and £3.00 children and are available on the night on by phoning 01978 290680
For more information contact Wendy Paintsil 01978 290680