The streets of the town centre will be alive with the sound of music next weekend with the return of Wrexham’s annual choir festival.
Wrexham Singing Streets will take over the town on Saturday 30th September; offering visitors to the town to enjoy live musical performances from a variety of choirs throughout the day. The event also runs alongside the monthly Wrexham Street Festival.
Following on from a successful launch event in 2016, the event is set to be better than ever with around 30 choirs from across Wrexham, North Wales and the North West of England performing at various locations across the town centre. There’s even the chance for budding singers and members of the public to join in with a mass singalong on Queens Square!
The event has been organised by a team of volunteers and led by Wrexham MP Ian Lucas and Wrexham Glyndwr University. Staff and students at the university have been involved in setting up the Singing Streets website promoting the event, building social media pages and creating short films to promote the festival.
Wrexham MP Ian Lucas said: “This year’s festival looks set to be better than ever and the website really helps to give a feel for what people can expect, who they can see and what is going on.
“It’s well worth taking a look – and of course, coming down to join in with the festival on the day itself.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Maria Hinfelaar said: “Wrexham Singing Streets is one of the most successful events we’ve seen in the town recently and Wrexham Glyndwr University is a proud supporter.
“It promises to be a fantastic occasion for the town and we’re delighted that our students have had the opportunity to play such a key role in promoting the festival.”
The website, with full line up and event updates can be found at http://singingstreets.org
Wrexham Singing Streets is sponsored by Eagles Meadow, Crimelink, Wockhardt and Costa Coffee, with sound systems supplied by John Jones Quality Acoustics.
A launch event for this year’s festival was held at the site of one of its main supporters, Wrexham Glyndwr University, in July. You can watch a taster of what to expect next weekend, below!