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Choirs Join Forces To Raise Money For Gresford Church

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Sunday, Jun 24th, 2012.

Last night Wrexham choir the Sirenian Singers joined together to with the Flintshire Junior County Choir to present a summer serenade at All Saints Church, Gresford.

The concert was held to raise money for the church, which costs thousands of pounds to run each year.

The Sirenians who are conducted by Jean Stanley Jones were thanked for their continued support of the church where they frequently hold concerts.

They began the night with a number of sacred pieces including “I Was Glad” by Hubert Parry which was first sung at the coronation of Edward VII and was also performed at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding in April.

Meanwhile the Flintshire children’s choir, a group of 9-11 year olds from Flintshire schools conducted by Eleanor Diack, raised a smile with their actions in Jo McNally’s “Engine, Engine”.

During the second half both choirs entertained the audience with some light pieces.

The Sirenians sang “Crempog” by local Gresford composer Brian Hughes whilst the junior choir kept the audience enthralled by performing Cy Coleman’s ‘Rhythm of Life’.

For the grand finale both choirs combined to sing World in Union together and received a standing ovation for their efforts.

The Sirenian Singers next performance will take place on Friday July 6th at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod where they will sing a new piece called “The Peacemakers” along with other choirs. Composer Karl Jenkins will be conducting on the night.

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