Posted: Mon 24th Jun 2024

“Unexpected” Rwanda focus for Stiwt Choral Concert for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area

In what has been described as an ‘unexpected turn of events’, a choir concert titled “Melodies Across Borders” in a Welsh village has gained international recognition, making headlines and being listed in Rwandan media.

The Fron Male Voice Choir, based in Acrefair, have said they “… had innocently listed their upcoming joint concert with the Churchdown Male Voice Choir from Gloucestershire, England on the popular event website Bandsintown. Little did they know that this unassuming move would result in their musical endeavour, aptly named ‘Melodies Across Borders’ being picked up and promoted on ‘The New Times’ Rwanda’s leading English daily newspaper.

“We were just trying to spread the word about our cross-border collaboration, but it seems like our voices have travelled further than we ever imagined,” chuckled Dave T Jones, the choir’s publicity officer. “Who would have thought that a group of middle-aged Welshmen would be making waves in Rwanda before any migrants have even set foot there?”

The choir members, known for their powerful harmonies and varied repertoire, are now bracing themselves for an influx of Rwandan fans, eagerly awaiting their performance on October 19th at the Stiwt Theatre in Rhos.

“We might need to brush up on our Kinyarwanda phrases,” joked tenor Ray Jones. “Just in case any of our newfound Rwandan supporters decide to make the trip and join us for a pint after the show.”

Top pic: The Fron singing at Truro Cathedral

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