MUSIC fans are promised something to cater for every taste at the Rhos Male Voice Choir annual concert next week.
As well as the choir the concert features solo guests spots by soprano Elizabeth Donovan – a former Welsh Singer of the Year winner – and violinist Jody Smith.
Wrexham Youth Choir will also be performing as special guests.
The concert at the William Aston Hall in Wrexham is on Saturday 30th September at 7pm and a limited number of tickets are still available.
It will be the second annual concert for musical director James Llewelyn Jones, who took over the choir in March last year.
He said this week: “We have spent the last 12 months expanding the choir’s repertoire – with the aim of broadening our appeal.
“I think it is fair to say that when Rhos Male Voice Choir take to the stage there is something for everyone. Whatever your taste in music we will be singing something that you will enjoy!
“Our programme for the annual concert includes many of the traditional and well-loved pieces that you would expect from a Welsh male voice choir, as well as some fantastic popular songs from musicals.
He said: “The last 12 months have been 12 months of very hard work and commitment by choristers and we are looking forward to another night of top quality singing in our annual concert.”
Soprano soloist Elizabeth Donovan was the 2002 Welsh Singer of the Year and represented Wales at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World in 2003. A graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music she completed her studies at the National Opera Studio in London.
Winning several awards whilst at college, Elizabeth was the first recipient of the Maidment Scholarship from Musicians’ Benevloent Fund, a Miriam Licete Award, a Sybill Tutton Award, The Countess of Munster Award and was a Sir Peter Moores Foundation Scholar. She was a prize winner at the 2006 Concours International de Chant de Toulouse and the 2007 Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition. She is a former Welsh National Opera Associate Artist who has also performed leading roles for Diva Opera, Opera North and Scottish Opera
Violinist Jody Smith is studying at the Royal Northern College of Music, learning with Alexander Sitkovetsky. As a soloist she has performed in venues including Symphony Hall, Birmingham Town Hall and Brangwyn Hall.
A former member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain she has played at the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms, and at the RNCM she has had the privilege of leading both the String orchestra and the Opera orchestra.
She said: “It is an honour to be joining Rhos Male Voice Choir for what should be a wonderful annual concert.”
Tickets are available from Glyndwr University or from the Tourist Information Centre in Wrexham, More information is on the choir website – www.rmvc.co.uk – or via email from firstname.lastname@example.org – tel 01691 718181.