Category Archives: Events

Singing at Erddig Lates

It’s always a joy for us to sing at Erddig and this Thursday 4th December we’re looking forward to singing carols between 5.oopm -7.00pm. 

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WOW – Wrexham Community Choir to perform at Olympian Celebration

Wrexham Community Choir have been invited to perform at the Wrexham Olympic Winners event on Llwyn Isaf on Friday 28th September to celebrate the achievements of Wrexham’s Olympic medal winners Tom James and Chris Bartley.   The free event will be held on Llwyn Isaf from 4.00 -6.00pm and will include circus acts, sporting activities, music and song for all the family.

Wendy Paintsil of Wrexham Community Choir said ” the choir took part in the Olympic Torch celebrations and it is a delight to have been invited back to celebrate the achievements of Wrexham’s Olympians”.


Choir rehearsal at St Giles for FOCUS Wales 2012

Wrexham Community Choir – One Voice Singing for All rehearsing at St Giles Parish Church on 17th April in preparation for their performance at the FOCUS Wales 2012 at St Giles on Thursday 19th April.

A sound recording of the choir was made by Nathan Stewart and David Powell from Glyndwr University and the choir are also being followed by Richard Geraghty who is producing a short film about the choir and taking photographs.

New Wrexham Community Choir makes its voice heard

ImageMore than 140 people have joined the new Wrexham Community Choir – One Voice  Singing for All since it met two months ago. Members met for the first time on January 10th at Wrexham Lager Club and although the choir is only some 8 weeks old, it has already performed at two local events. 
Their debut performance at the Fairtrade Fortnight on March 3 saw the choir receive rapturous applause from the audience at the Catrin Finch Centre, Glyndwr University which included fair-trade producers from Panama and Kenya.  
The choir was also delighted to perform last Friday before staff, family, friends, the Mayor and Mayoress of Wrexham and supporters of Home Start Wrexham at their 20th Anniversary celebration in Brymbo Sports & Social Club.
Wrexham Community Choir was formed by Wendy Paintsil and Carol Donaldson.  The choir which is free, has at least 100 people singing together at their weekly Tuesday meeting  at the Wrexham Lager Club from 7.30pm -9.30pm. Its aim is to  bring people living in Wrexham together through song and is open to everyone. The Wrexham Community Choir membership reflects the diversity of the local community, and the song material includes songs from all over the world.- welcoming everyone to join in and make their voice heard.
Carol Donaldson, Musical Director of Wrexham Community Choir said “It’s a pleasure to be able to work with so many wonderful people who may or may not have sung before and to hear them sing in harmony.  I believe  we all have a voice but are often too scared to use it but singing in a group is uplifting emotionally & physically and tremendous fun . Wrexham Community Choir has gone from strength to strength in such a short time and it’s overwhelming that we have already been given such great opportunities to perform at local events and  look forward to being involved in further activities”
Wendy Paintsil said “”Since Wrexham Community Choir began,  the support, energy and enthusiasm has exceeded all our expectations and has brought many people living in Wrexham together through song – touching  the hearts of the many members who come along every week.  It keeps growing week by week and we are always delighted to welcome new members.”
Susan Woods, a member of the choir said  “Wrexham Community Choir has changed my life- it’s just so therapeutic and I feel so happy and look forward to Tuesdays and the opportunity to perform is amazing  –  we are so grateful to Carol Donaldson for sharing her talent.“
Wrexham Community Choir is always open to new members and, since their recent performances, continue to receive requests to appear at other events and to provide singing workshops. Don’t miss the choir opening the St Giles sessions at Focus Wales 2012, with a performance at the St Giles Parish Church on Thursday 19th April where they will be on the same bill as Heal the Last Stand, Andy Hickie and Jodie Marie.

Photos of performance at fairtrade event at Glyndwr University

Wrexham Community Choir- One Voice Singing For All –  were thrilled to perform at the fairtrade fortnight event held at the Catrin Finch Centre in Glyndwr University, Wrexham.  Over 60 choir members performed a repertoire of songs from the around the world to an enthusiastic audience and despite this being the first public performance for the choir – which first met only seven weeks ago, the harmonies resonated around the walls of the Catrin Finch centre.

One member of the audience said that she found the performance very moving and that the power and passion of the sound had brought her to tears.  Choir members were delighted to sing to fairtrade producers – Demetrio Gonzalez from Panama and Joseph Cheruiyot from Kenya who are on a tour of the UK  to create awareness of how fairtrade makes a difference. One of our choir members attended a talk by Demetrio Gonzalez who described how much fair trade helps workers “a lot – it’s the difference between being able to give his children an education or not”

“Amazing & humbling too……..what a wonderful experience & new friends one & all”

“Really enjoyed our debut performance this afternoon, so proud to be able to say that I’m a member of the Wrexham Community Choir”

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Wrexham Community Choir Performance Update

Fairtrade Fortnight Performance at Glyndwr University

Fairtrade Conference at Glyndwr University’s Catrin Finch Centre-  this Saturday 3rd March performance at 2pm – be there for 1.30pm for warm up.

Plenty of parking and Catrin Finch is just near the sports hall.  See link to map and Catrin Finch centre is highlighted in blue (number 9).

http://www.glyndwr.ac.uk/en/Contactus/Mapsandvisitorinformation/TheFile,14550,en.pdf

Everyone is welcome to stay to participate in the workshops :

A special day to celebrate fairtrade – and the achievements on fairtrade in Wales – with fairtrade producer guests from Panama and Kenya.

 Saturday 3 March, 11am – 3pm

At Catrin Finch Theatre, Glyndwr University, Mold Road, Wrexham, LL1 2AW

  Programme

 1030                             Arrival – fairtrade tea & coffee

1100                              Start: Introductions

1105                              Welcome from Deputy Mayor of Wrexham and MP

1115                              Introduction by– Co-operative membership officer

1120                             DVD – supporting co-operatives through fairtrade

1135                             Presentation – Co-operative membership officer

1145                            Case study:The Kibagenge fairtrade tea development

1215                            DVD –Kenya tea development project

1300                           LUNCH

1400                          Wrexham Community Choir – One Voice   Singing for All

1415                           Case Study: Fairtrade bananas – Demetri Jimenez

1445                          General questions & discussion

1500                           Close

Homestart Wrexham Birthday 

Homestart Wrexham – 20th Anniversary at Brymbo Sports and Social Club- Friday 9th March – 8pm

http://www.homestartcbw.co.uk/
Focus Festival opening night at St Giles Church- Thursday 19th April – Performing at 7pm.

http://www.focuswales.com/live/wrexhamcommunitychoir.php