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.
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”.
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.
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”
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).
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
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
1400 Wrexham Community Choir – One Voice Singing for All
1415 Case Study: Fairtrade bananas – Demetri Jimenez
1445 General questions & discussion
Homestart Wrexham Birthday
Homestart Wrexham – 20th Anniversary at Brymbo Sports and Social Club- Friday 9th March – 8pm
Focus Festival opening night at St Giles Church- Thursday 19th April – Performing at 7pm.