Tickets are now on sale for Wrexham Community Choir’s Christmas Concert at St Giles Parish Church, Wrexham – 7.00pm on Friday 13th December.
Wrexham Community Choir, led by Award Winning Musical Director, Carol Donaldson are delighted to be joined on the bill by Wrexham’s Youth Choir “Dragonsong”, the Welsh National Opera’s Family Choir, Côr Caia Choir with their premiere performance of a new Anthem for Wrexham and WNO Soloists Zoë Milton-Brown, Jenny Pearson & Annette Bryn Parri.
Tickets are £8.00 adults £3.00 children and are available in advance by calling 01978 290680.
In partnership with WNO and supported by Rawson Digital.
We are raising funds for Nerys’s charity North Wales Rescue Service, we hope that people are able to come along and support us.
‘NEWSAR is a volunteer Search and Rescue (Mountain Rescue) Organisation operating in North East Wales and mainly covering the counties of Flintshire, Denbighshire, Conwy, Wrexham, Powys, and parts of Wirral and Cheshire.
We are a group of volunteers who help the Police by looking for vulnerable people who are missing from home or those in need of rescue. We are available 24 hours / 365 days a year.’
We have been asked by the Mayor to sing at Wrexham’s Remembrance Day Service. There will be a service at 10.55 am and a two-minute silence at 11am.
We are to meet at 10am just outside the library car park, it will get very busy with crowds taking up the street. We will have a practice then also.
We will be singing the hymn ‘Oh God, our help in Ages past’ and ‘Mae Hen Wlad’ (And God Save the Queen). Order of service with lyrics will be given to everyone, but meantime, get familiar with this tune! Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQmF1ssvW5Q
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Africa Entsha, a four piece a cappella group from the Township of Soweto have joined forces with Wrexham Community Choir and award winning social enterprise ATSIXTYSEVEN67 to develop a series of musical creations to perform across Wales over the summer months.
Africa Entsha sprung to fame when they performed at the opening ceremony of the South African World Cup back in 2010. Their sound blends western pop elements of the male vocal harmony tradition alongside the soft and exhilarating spirit of traditional South African songs.
Since arriving in Wrexham, Africa Entsha have collaborated with a host of Wrexham’s creative talent. They’ve recorded new tracks with Steve Hywyn Jones of Aerial Studios, and shot photographs and videos with the North Wales Film and Photography Collective.
The group will be returning to Wrexham for a day of music on September 14th where they will run a community singing workshop in Erddig Hall in the afternoon, where participants will get the chance to learn songs from South Africa – the workshop is sold out but there is still an opportunity to see the group perform in the evening at St Giles Parish Church with the 100+ strong Wrexham Community Choir.
Wendy Paintsil of Wrexham Community Choir said: “As soon as we saw Africa Entsha performing, we were taken aback by the sheer energy, passion and absolute talent of the group, and felt we had to find a way to bring them to Wrexham to work with us and develop an ongoing link between the two communities.
“It’s been a real pleasure to welcome Africa Entsha back to Wrexham this year – they have made a lot of friends here and we have had a great time recording and filming them around the town centre and beyond and it’s great to demonstrate what local projects can achieve when people work collaboratively.
“We are excited and pleased to have been awarded a grant by Wales Africa Community Links to help us expand and deepen the link between Wrexham and Soweto and plan on visiting Africa Entsha early next year. This will give us the opportunity to see how the community of Wrexham and Soweto can work together to share skills and improve our communities over the coming years.“
Africa Entsha are celebrating the new link and said “We are pleased to be able to link with Wrexham Community Choir and the Wales Africa Community Link will be of great benefit to us in terms of developing our experience of music and culture and I know that this is the same for Wrexham Community Choir too. I think our link will have a huge impact in both our communities of Wrexham and Soweto and will go a long way to build strong relations and develop greater opportunity for cultural and creative exchange and partnerships”