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21 Sep 2018

Wrexham Singing Streets – 29th September

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We are pleased to announce that we will be taking part in this year’s Singing Streets Festival. Please listen to us on Queens Square at 1pm just before the Big Sing. We thoroughly enjoyed this event last year and all have our fingers crossed for dry weather.

21 Sep 2018

Autumn Soiree – Oct 13th

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Now the weather is cooling, why not join us for a Hot Pot and some singing. We will be singing at St Margarets Church Hall on Saturday October 13th starting at 6pm. Tickets cost £15 which include the Hot Pot supper.

20 Sep 2018

Choral Scholarship

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Following our very successful fundraising campaign, we are now able to advertise for the choral scholarships. Full details and application form are below.

 

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3 Sep 2018

New Season

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We start back to rehearsals tonight which is the beginning of a very busy season. We are involved in the Singing Streets Festival in Wrexham on 29th September, an Autumn Soirée on 13th October, a Concert to Remember on 9th November and Christmas concerts on 5th, 7th, 8th and 15th December.  More details on each event will be published in the near future.

3 Jul 2018

Choir visit to HMP Berwyn

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Cantorion Rhos were guests of honour at HMP Berwyn at the beginning of May. The Governor Russ Trent invited us to sing to an audience of residents and staff. The reception from the audience was almost electric, with a standing ovation and request for an encore. We were delighted to share the stage with the residents’ Music Group who played a number of well known songs. This invitation is hopefully the start of a new relationship with both residents and staff, bringing more music into their working days. This was an amazing experience for all involved including the guided tour of this brand spanking new prison and all its positive elements. A huge thanks to all at HMP Berwyn for such a warm welcome.

2 Jul 2018

Choral scholarship

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We are very proud of the work and support that we provide to young musicians in Wrexham. Our latest project is our Choral Scholarship, which we are very excited about. Here is a message from our Director.

 

I am Matthias, the Music Director of Cantorion Rhos. I would like to give young people in the Wrexham area the opportunity to experience high quality choral singing and also provide them with vocal coaching. I am establishing four choral scholarships, one per section.

We have already raised funds for two choral scholarships from within the choir and we now need help in raising at least £500 for two more, to kick-start our educational project in September.

Each recipient of a choral scholarship will receive £250 during a one year tenure, payable in three instalments. They will receive regular vocal tuition and coaching in ensemble singing. There will be opportunities to perform as soloists in our concerts.

This is an exciting opportunity for us to support the musical and personal development of aspiring young singers and you can show your support through our crowd-funding campaign. Visit www.crowdfunder.co.uk/choral-scholarships-for-young-singers

28 Apr 2018

POSTPONED – Fundraising Concert on 12th May

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, this concert has been postponed .  If you have purchased tickets, please present them to the person you bought them from for a full refund. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. We will be working with the church and the charity to arrange a new date which will be announced shortly.

 

Cantorion Rhos are honoured to have been invited to hold their Spring Concert on Saturday May 12th at Wrexham Methodist Church, 37 Regent Street, Wrexham, LL11 1RY, in aid of the Mental Health Charity – “Advance Brighter Futures”. This is a locally based organisation which helps people in the Wrexham area build happier and more fulfilling lives through improving their mental wellbeing. Their hands on approach include a range of training opportunities, mindfulness and therapeutic courses. It has been “A Helping Hand for People with Mental Health” providing outreach services since 1992.

The concert starts at 7pm, tickets are priced at £8/£7 concession and can be purchased from Wrexham Methodist Church or David Pearce, Cantorion Rhos Secretary on 01978 355043 or mobile 07944 143119.

Come and support the choir, in aid of this charity which is close to many people’s hearts.

14 Dec 2017

Christmas Concert at Trinity on 15th December

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We are very excited about this year’s Christmas concert, with special guests Bethan Griffiths, Harp; Morgana Warren-Jones, Soprano and Ysgol Deiniol Junior Choir directed by Jane Guy.

Bethan is no stranger to Cantorion Rhos having been our Deputy Pianist a few years ago. She is a very talented harpist and we have enjoyed listening to her performances on a number of occasions. We are confident that this concert will by no exception. Bethan was awarded a First Class Honours Degree from the Royal College of Music in 2017. She is currently studying for her Master of Performance Degree at the Royal College of Music. Her studies are generously supported by the Ashley Foundation Award.

Bethan began playing harp aged 10 and since then has performed across the UK and Europe both as a soloist and as part of ensembles.  She has performed in many prestigious venues such as Royal Festival Hall, Cadogan Hall, Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and Bridgewater Hall Manchester.
Bethan has achieved her ABRSM performance diplomas in both harp and piano. She has won many prizes including 1st prize in the National Eisteddfod Harp Solo, 2nd prize in the Urdd Eisteddfod Instrumental Solo and the 2016 Royal College of Music Harp Prize. In 2016 Bethan was also awarded the Nansi Richards Scholarship for harpists.
Bethan regularly performs in orchestras across North Wales, The North West and London including NEW Sinfonia and Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra. This has given Bethan the opportunity to work with world renowned conductors such as Bernard Haitink and Diego Masson.

Welsh Soprano Morgana Warren-Jones recently graduated from the University of Leeds with a first-class BMus Performance degree. She spent her third year at the Académie Supérieure de Musique de Strasbourg, where she had voice lessons with Marie Kobayashi, following tuition from Sarah Estill, Hilary Thomas, Jane Anthony and Martin Pickard. During her time at university, she was an active member of the Leeds University Chamber Choir, the Clothworkers Consort of Leeds, the National Youth Choir of Wales, and the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, and regularly performed as a soloist with the William Mathias Chamber Choir and Leeds Baroque.

She made her opera debut in 2011 as Mrs Jaffett in Noye’s Fludde – Britten at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod, and has since performed in the chorus of Eugene Onegin and Macbeth (Dorset Opera), Venus in Venus & Adonis – Blow, Philidel/Cupid in King Arthur – Purcell (Leeds Baroque), Micaëla in Carmen, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Geraldine in A Hand of Bridge – Barber (Leeds University Opera Society), the title role in Cendrillon – Viardot (Northern Opera Group), and 1st Owl in the upcoming opera film Hedd Wyn by Stephen McNeff (Welsh National Opera). She recently won 3rd prize in the 19-25 Solo at the National Eisteddfod and has participated in masterclasses with Fiona Kimm, Jennifer Johnston, Ruby Hughes, François Le Roux, Karl-Peter Kammerlander and Robin Bowman.

 

Tickets are £10 and £8 concessions. Concert starts at 7pm.

8 Dec 2017

Tonight’s concert in Gresford is CANCELLED

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Due to the bad weather, Rotary have taken the decision to cancel this concert. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

8 Dec 2017

Concert tonight at All Saints Church, Gresford

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December is always a busy month for musicians and choirs and Cantorion Rhos are certainly busy in this festive period. Tonight sees the first of a number of concerts. We are singing in Gresford Church and also in attendance is the choir from All Saints Church School, Gresford. We really enjoy singing with school choirs, it just adds something to the festivities. The concert starts at 18:30 and tickets are £7.50. The ticket includes refreshments served in the Church House after the concert. Tickets will be available on the door. Lets get festive and sing lovely Christmas songs. A perfect way to lift the spirits and enjoy wonderful music.

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