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More than 20 choirs to fill the town with music at Wrexham Singing Streets Festival

One of Wrexham’s most popular musical events will return to Wrexham later this year, with more than 20 choirs of all ages set to attract huge crowds to the town.

The event, which will bring together more than 20 choirs from across the region and the north west, will fill the streets of Wrexham with the sound of music on September 28th.

Now in its fourth year the event sees choirs entertain the crowds by performing at various venues and locations across the town centre.

This morning saw the official launch of the event, with guests treated to musical performances from Ysgol Bodhyfryd and Victoria CP school choirs. Both of the choirs will be performing throughout the day.

Speaking this morning Wrexham MP Ian Lucas, who is one of the organisers behind the event, said the choir festival was created to “try to bring more people to Wrexham and to the town centre.”

He said: “I am delighted that Victoria CP and Ysgol Bodhyfryd could be here today.

“It is really important that we have the children involved, not just from a wonderful music point of view – but you are incredibly popular.

“You bring your parents, your grandparents and great grandparents with you to the Singing Streets Festival. I know from the three years we have previously, that you are one of the parts of the festival that people most enjoy.

“This year we are really looking forward to the fourth Singing Streets festival.

“It is a big feature for not just Wrexham but for North Wales. There are choirs from North West England who come a long way to take part in our event to promote Wrexham, to promote singing and to promote what a positive place Wrexham is.

“There are 20 choirs already booked up. We’re open to more if people do want to come along on September 28th to the wondering Singing Streets festival in Wrexham.”

The event is sponsored by Wrexham Night Safe, Gateway Church, Rawson Digital and Rotary Club of Wrexham Erddig – and is partnered with Wrexham Glyndwr University, Wrexham Council and John Jones Quality Acoustics

Speaking at this morning’s launch, Vice Chancellor of Wrexham Glyndwr University, Professor Maria Hinfelaar, said “if the last couple of years are anything to go by, it is going to be a great event”.

She continued: “There have been great performances this morning and it is an excellent taste of what is to come in September, I can’t wait.

“The weather hasn’t always been kind to us, but it hasn’t spoiled the fun at all. We keep going and it really lights up the streets of Wrexham.

“We are very proud as a university to be involved and host the launch today.”

Mayor of Wrexham, Rob Walsh, added: “I’d like to give a big thank you for inviting me this morning.

“It is an event I have heard of, I know Ian has done very well in promoting Singing Streets and the idea is very novel.

“Full credit to Ian and everyone else involved in setting up Wrexham’s Singing Streets.”

There is still space for more choirs – any choirs interested in getting involved should email ian.lucas.mp@parliament.uk.



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