Wrexham town centre was filled with song on Saturday, September 29 for the 2018 Singing Streets festival.
The annual event, organised by Ian Lucas MP in partnership with Wrexham Glyndŵr University, saw 27 choirs perform at six locations across the town.
Now into its third year, Singing Streets was established with the aim of promoting Wrexham and bringing people together through music. It was free to attend and hundreds of members of the public streamed into the town to enjoy the performances, which included a mass ‘big sing’ at Queens Square where many of the choirs came together in one place.
Mr Lucas said: “I’m tremendously proud of the success of Wrexham Singing Streets. This year’s event was our biggest and best yet – a wonderful showcase for Wrexham as a town and the talent we have here.
“The choirs were superb, and the public turned out in numbers to enjoy the performances. Even the weather was kind to us this year with glorious sunshine making the day extra special.
“Organising an event of this scale requires a great deal of planning and teamwork and I’d like to thank everyone who helped make it possible, including our volunteers, partners and sponsors.”
The choirs in attendance were made up of singers of all ages and abilities. Many are based in Wrexham while others came from further afield. Performances took place at Eagles Meadow, Ty Pawb, Lord Street, Queens Square, Argyle Arch on Hope Street and at Wrexham Museum, kicking off at 11am and running through to about 4pm.
Professor Maria Hinfelaar, Vice-Chancellor of event partners Wrexham Glyndŵr University, said: “The Singing Streets festival is a great event for our town, and something that our staff and students look forward to each year.
“This year’s festival was again boosted by students and alumni from our Creative Media Technology courses – and featured a number of Glyndŵr staff taking part in performances around town as well.
“As a university, we are both a community and part of our wider community – and it has been great to have been so closely involved in one of Wrexham’s leading events.
“We are already looking forward to doing it all over again!”
Mr Lucas and Wrexham Glyndŵr University organise Wrexham Singing Streets in collaboration with John Jones Quality Acoustics, Wrexham Community Choir volunteers, Gateway Church and Wrexham Business Group CIC. Event sponsors are Wockhardt, Wrexham Crime Link, Hays Travel and Gateway Church.