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Choir hits high notes to celebrate fifth birthday

A community choir that’s celebrating its fifth birthday has been hailed as the “eighth wonder of Wales”. The Wrexham Community Choir was formed in 2012 and has transformed the lives of its members who come from all walks of life. As part of their anniversary celebrations, they will be performing at the town’s Eagles Meadow […]

Top vocal group will hit the high notes at music festival

One of the world’s top a cappella groups will bring an eclectic mix of classical music, folk, jazz and pure pop to the North Wales International Music Festival. British ensemble VOCES8 are heading to St Asaph Cathedral on Thursday, September 28 and it will be one of the first concerts for soprano Eleonore Cockerham who […]

Exhilarating start to top music festival

A top music festival got off to a “truly exhilarating” start with a concert starring talented young musicians from across Wales. The National Youth Brass Band of Wales (NYBBW) wowed the audience at the North Wales International Music Festival at St Asaph Cathedral on Saturday night, under the baton of conductor Ian Porthouse. The acclaimed […]

Green-fingered Gerald unveils community garden at fun day

A big-hearted tenant who suffers from arthritis defied the pain to create a new community garden in memory of his late sister. The flower-filled garden was officially opened by Gerald Dunphy, 62, during a fun day at the Chester Avenue estate in Kinmel Bay in Conwy. Gerald’s efforts have now inspired the other tenants to […]

Sky’s the limit for care home residents

Residents at a care home have been flying high after organising their own kite festival. The sky above Pendine Park in Wrexham was a blaze of colour after the residents designed and made the kites. The festival was the idea of enrichment and activities co-ordinator Elaine Lee who works at Penybryn, a centre of excellence […]

Cathedral with acoustics better than iconic Sydney Opera House gears up for festival

A host of world class musicians are heading for an ancient cathedral where the acoustics are “better than the iconic Sydney Opera House”. The combination of stone and the vaulted wooden ceiling at the 13th century St Asaph Cathedral has created a unique venue for the prestigious North Wales International Music Festival which got underway […]

Choir which sings with its hands signals new wave of life for grandmother Jennifer

A grandmother who has been deaf since birth says joining a signing choir has transformed her life for the better. And Jennifer Williams, 72, reckons she can’t wait to join fellow members of Wrexham Singing Hands when they perform their eye-catching musical routines for appreciative audiences in the Eagles Meadow shopping centre on Saturday September […]

Timber company helps garden guru Alan Titchmarsh transform a home

A leading timber company have answered an appeal from gardening guru Alan Titchmarsh to help transform the garden of a couple of Chester Good Samaritans for his new TV series. Love Your Home and Garden is a follow-up to Britain’s most popular gardening programme, Love Your Garden, and its first episode aired this month with […]

Red hot quartet head for festival

A world-renowned early music group will transform itself into an imaginary gypsy band at a top festival. The Red Priest quartet will relive the wild virtuosity of early Baroque masters when they star at the North Wales International Music Festival at St Asaph Cathedral at 7.30pm on Friday, September 22. Their return visit to the […]