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Tuesday, 22nd August 2017
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You’re sounding good to me: Wrexham Community Choir and Charlie Dore

North West Folk music clubs picThe rafters were raised at St. Giles’ Parish Church in Wrexham Saturday before last, as Wrexham Community Choir joined multi award winning singer-songwriter Charlie Dore in concert.

Despite the evening sunshine the beautiful venue was filled with spectators all eager to hear the 100 strong choir perform their own energetic set, and later support Charlie on some of her best known numbers, including the illustrious ‘Pilot of the Airwaves’.

Charlie performed an eclectic set with her long-standing collaborator Julian Littman, singing songs from a number of her albums and alternating between styles, from django-esque hot jazz to her well-known delicate folk-acoustic sound. Charlie obviously enjoyed herself too: “It was a brilliant evening and great to sing with Wrexham Community Choir, who really do bring a community together through song. I loved the massive harmony versions of our songs and it was great that such a big audience came along to share it with us.”

The organisers, award winning social enterprise @67 Communications, were delighted with the success of the event, as over 100 tickets were sold and everyone enjoyed the show, especially the collaboration between the Choir and Charlie. @67 Director Wendy Paintsil said: “It’s been great to be able to bring something so exciting and different to Wrexham, and it shows that there is space for this type of event in the town as it drew people from all across North Wales, Chester and even Liverpool!”

Wrexham Community Choir has been running for a year and a half and has over 120 members, yet it continues to grow and develop. An @67 Communications project, it aims to bring people from all across the county together in song. The Choir meets every week to practice and is led by professional Musical Director Carol Donaldson. No musical experience is required as all songs are learnt by ear and everyone is welcome to join.

For more information about Wrexham Community Choir please contact @67 Communications on 01978 290680 or, or check out their website.


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