WREXHAM’S first choir festival has been launched -; and will take to the town’s streets at the end of the month.
The Wrexham Singing Streets Choir Festival will take place alongside the popular Wrexham Street Festivals organised by the Town Centre Forum.
It will feature more than 25 choirs signing throughout the town-; with a grand finale taking place in Queen’s Square and an opportunity for the public to join in too.
The festival will take place on September 24, with choirs singing on Hope Street, Chester Street, in Eagles’ Meadow, at Wrexham Museum and in Queen’s Square. Events run between 10am and 4pm with choirs coming from across North Wales and North West England to take part.
Among those singing will be school choirs, a Tenovus choir for people affected by cancer, a choir based in Ellesmere Port Fire Station, and a number of choirs made up of young people from Wrexham, including Wrexham County Choir who helped launch the event. St Joseph’s School, Ysgol Morgan Llwyd, Alexandra and Victoria Primary schools and Ysgol Bodhyfryd are also taking part.
Wrexham’s Ian Lucas, who is co-hosting the event with Wrexham Community Choir, launched the festival alongside singers and sponsors in the town and promised “a very special day for Wrexham.”
He said: “Wrexham Singing Streets is set to be the first choir festival that Wrexham has held. We have a strong choral tradition in North Wales, and I know some of our choirs have travelled to other festivals around the country.
“This festival will be bringing choirs to us and will be a very special day for Wrexham. Choirs from all walks of life will be singing on our streets and bringing more people in to our town. The festival will run alongside the monthly street festival and, speaking to people at the launch, excitement really is building about the day now.”