27 May 2015

Cantorion Rhos and Friends – 6th June – Black Park Chapel

Posted by Sally

Our next concert is on Saturday 6th June at 19:30. We will be singing at Black Park Chapel, Chirk and it promises to be a very entertaining concert.

Our friends for the evening are Tamara Hall and Dhugal Fulton.

Tamara has worked as a drama and music specialist for many years. Originally an English and Drama teacher for Ysgol Dinas Bran, she then trained at East15 Acting School to become a professional actor. She has worked in a number of theatres in England and Wales and been in touring productions of Cinderella, playing the Fairy Godmother, and Aladdin, playing the Princess. Most recently she has toured a performance of The Railway Children and set up a community choir in Chirk.

Tamara loves working with community groups and has taught many performing arts groups, both locally and in London. Her greatest achievement to date was directing a group of school-refusers who created an internet safety performance which they then toured to primary schools.

Dhugal is a classically trained violinist and recorder player as well as a professional actor. In his mid teens, he spent several happy years playing with the Ceilidh band 5 Speed Box. In his early 20s, Dhugal found himself taking to the stage with a local Amateur dramatic society and so began a journey into Musical Theatre.

Dhugal has studied at London College of Music and was awarded a Fellowship diploma. He also attended East15 Acting School and was awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in Acting for TV, Film and Radio.

We are very excited to be performing at this venue. The Chapel was built in 1875 and paid for solely by miners wages at Black Park Colliery and is the last tangible link with the industrial heritage of the area. The Black Park Chapel Trust is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. It has been working along with the adjacent Black Park Community Centre Committee to dramatically improve the area and has been ensuring that the refurbishment of the Chapel has been carried out in a sympathetic way. Techniques were used to preserve the rich acoustics that the Chapel enjoyed, making music even more exquisite.

One of the Trust’s aims is to further education and the social and cultural welfare locally and the protection and promotion of good health through the therapeutic use of music.

The Trust serves the local community of Black Park, the wider community of Chirk and extends its reach over the borders of Shropshire and Denbighshire.

Tickets are available for £8 (concessions £7) by contacting 01978 355043 or 01691 778800 or you can pay at the door.

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