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13 Feb 2017

Could you be our next Musical Director?

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The good and bad news of the New Year is that our fantastically talented musical director of seven years, Rob Guy, is leaving us to pursue his burgeoning conducting career.

See info on that here: Robert-guy.com

Happy as we are to see our good friend doing so well, we will of course be very sad to lose him.

However, this does mean that some other lucky musician gets the chance to be our new Musical Director and we will be selecting that person over the next three months

Do pass along to someone who should apply! See below.

Cantorion Rhos

Musical Director required for established, mixed-voice choir in North Wales.

Cantorion Rhos, a mixed choir of around 40 voices, is looking for an energetic and enthusiastic, professional musician to take over from the current Musical Director. Rob is, sadly, leaving us, after a successful seven-year stint, to pursue his burgeoning career as a professional orchestral and choral conductor.

The right candidate will, preferably, have experience of working with choral groups and a diverse repertoire as well as the ability to share expertise, demonstrate technique and maintain good ensemble. It would also be helpful to have sufficient keyboard skills to assist in rehearsal if required.

The choir employs a professional accompanist / deputy MD and also has an assistant accompanist on its own community programme of musical apprenticeship.

Cantorion Rhos performs repertoire from a wide range of genres from Renaissance to present day; and has performed in many different venues and situations from Cathedrals to tents and concert halls to town squares.

The biennial overseas trip opens up many new opportunities and experiences. Most recently, the choir has visited Portugal and Northern Ireland with a trip to Tuscany booked for this April.

A chamber choir project is currently in its infancy and the successful candidate would be in a position to have considerable influence over its development.

Rehearsals are held weekly, currently on a Monday evening.

There will be an honorarium for the successful candidate as well as a performance fee and we would hope to form a long-term working relationship.

The post is available from May 2017, although a start date in September would also be considered for the right candidate.

Closing date for applications is 15th March 2017 with auditions / interviews to be held during April.

Please contact The Secretary, David Pearce, at pat.david.pearce@hotmail.co.uk

20 Nov 2016

Help fund a new orchestral album

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Last year a NEW Sounds Collective project saw a collaboration between NEW Sinfonia and The Innocent. You may have seen them perform at the Llangollen Pavilion. Work has started on a studio album celebrating this collaboration, a true reflection on how much both parties enjoyed performing together. With links to both parties, Cantorion Rhos want to help them achieve their goal. Further funding is required to complete this work and we are appealing to you to support this project.

Donations can be made via the following website (please copy the address into the address bar) and further information is available via The Innocent’s Facebook page.

 

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-innocent-help-fund-their-new-orchestral-album-music/x/15091846

Many thanks for your support.

8 Nov 2016

Christmas Concert at St Hilary’s Church, Erbistock

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On Sunday 11th December, we will be performing a varied programme of carols, readings and Christmas songs at Erbistock Church. There will also be seasonal refreshments. The concert starts at 18:30 and tickets are priced at £8. They are available from 01978 355043 and 01978 780303.

8 Nov 2016

Carol Concert at Eaton Hall

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We are very pleased to announce that we will be singing at the Action for A-T Carol Concert at Eaton Hall on 5th December. We will be singing a variety of pieces in the beautiful chapel located in the grounds.

28 Sep 2016

Saturday October 8th 2016 – Bellis’ Garden Centre, Holt

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Our next engagement is a Caberet Concert at Bellis Brothers, Holt. Audience members are asked to arrive at 18:30 for a 19:00 start and can enjoy a meal and entertainment from the choir and soloists. Caroline Morris will provide piano accompaniment during the two course meal followed by coffee. Robert Owens, tenor, joins us as our concert soloist. He is currently studying voice at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester and will not disappoint. Meal options are required to be provided in advance, with the options listed on the tickets, which are £20 each. Dinner orders close on Monday 3 October. Tickets purchased after this date will be for the concert only, starting at 20:15 and priced at £8. Tickets are available from Bellis Brothers or choir members (Glenda on 01978 720084, David on 01978 355043 or Eileen on 01978 355093).

 

The programme will include a mixture of our classic pieces, for example, Look at the World and our newer pieces, for example Anthem o Lawenhad.

20 Sep 2016

Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of the Stiwt, Rhos

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We are busy rehearsing for and very excited to be singing at the Stiwt on 24th September 2016. It is a very busy day for us as we will have taken part in the first ever Singing Festival earlier in the day.
The concert will feature five choirs as well as a party of children from Ysgol Hooson. The compere for the evening is Stifyn Parri, who is originally from Rhos.
The concert features a massed choir event and this huge choir will be accompanied by the renowned pianist Llyr Williams and conducted by Owain Arwel Hughes.
This concert will be a musical feast and will certainly be in the minds of both choristers and audience members for some time to come.

The doors open at 18:00 with the concert starting at 19:00.

9 Sep 2016

Wrexham Street Choir Festival – 24th September

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We are pleased to announce that we will be performing at the first ever Street Choir Festival in Wrexham. This festival promises to celebrate the wonderful and varied music that this town has to offer. The town will have a number of choirs singing at various locations throughout the day. We will be singing at 10:30 at Queen’s Square and then joining for a mass sing at Queen’s Square at 3pm. This will mark the end of the Festival.

3 Sep 2016

New Season

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The rehearsals of the new season are about to start and we have some amazing concerts coming up. More information will be posted shortly.

5 Apr 2016

Spring Concert to include Faure’s Requiem

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We are looking forward to our next concert, which will take place on Saturday 16 April at Wrexham Methodist Church, at 7.30 pm. The first half of the concert will be a performance of The Requiem by Gabriel Fauré. In this, we shall be joined by two soloists: baritone Sam Snowden and boy soprano Arthur Hind. Sam currently studies singing with Brian Hughes and will begin a degree course in Voice at the Royal Northern College of Music in September this year. 11 year old Arthur is a senior chorister at St Asaph Cathedral and a pupil at Rydal Penrhos school.
In the second half we shall perform a variety of choral pieces, sacred and secular, from our current repertoire. We are also delighted that Lucy Bassett, one of our student assistant accompanists this year, will also play a piano solo, Notturno by Edvard Grieg.
Robert Guy, our Musical Director, will conduct and our Deputy Director Caroline Morris will accompany us on organ and piano. We look forward to seeing you. Tickets, priced £10 (£8 concessions) will be available at the door.
Tickets are available on the door or from David Pearce (01978 355043) and Glenda Kelly (01978 720084).

22 Feb 2016

A concert for St David’s Day

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On 5th March 2016, we will partaking in a fantastic concert at Llangollen Pavillion. We will be sharing the stage with NEW Sinfonia, Fron Male Voice Choir and Lleisiau Clywedog. You can guarantee that there will be plenty of hwyl at this Gala Concert. The concert starts at 19:30. Ticket prices are £10 for adults and £8 concessions.

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