Ian Lucas MP: Wrexhams singing streets 2018
Published: Tuesday 16 October 2018
MP's choir festival fills streets of Wrexham with song
An all-day choir festival ensured the streets of a North Wales market town were filled with song.
The Wrexham Signing Streets event, organised by Ian Lucas MP in partnership with Wrexham Glyndŵr University, saw 27 choirs perform at six locations across the town centre on Saturday, September 29.
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. It brought a real vibrancy to the town centre and the hope is that a lot of the people who visited for the day will come back and help the town thrive."
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.
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. The event sponsors are Wockhardt, Wrexham Crime Link, Hays Travel and Gateway Church.