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Sirenians Singing in The Streets

Sirenians Singing in The Streets

We are very much looking forward to joining the array of other Wrexham choirs again this year at the Wrexham Singing Streets Festival.

Come and see us in Wrexham on the 30th of September!

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Concert

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Saturday 21/10/17, 7:00pm

St Dunawd's Church, Bangor-On-Dee

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Summer Serenade

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Saturday 17/06/17, 7:30pm

All Saints' Parish Church, Gresford

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Preparations for Salvation Army Concert

Salvation Army Concert

Rehearsals are going very well for our forthcoming concert at the Salvation Army Church and Community Centre on Saturday 8th April at 7pm. We’ll be singing a range of music including one premiere performance.

Below is a behind the scenes look at one of our favourite warm ups. Singing really can make you happier! Remember that we are looking for new tenors and basses to join us!

For more videos you could visit our YouTube channel.

The charity concert is to raise money for Children with Cancer UK, a phenomenal cause that you will not want to miss a chance to support. See you there!


St David's Day Concert

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Frday 03/03/17, 7pm

Theatr Stiwt, Rhos

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St David’s Day Concert – Friday 3rd March – Stiwt, Rhosllanerchrugog

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We are greatly looking forward to celebrating St David’s Day with Cor Meibion Rhos. Their new conductor, James Llewelyn Jones, is a former Sirenian and a very talented musician. There is no doubt that Friday the 3rd of March will be a fantastic evening of Welsh music and two of the foremost choir’s in the area raising the roof. Both choirs will be joined by Wrexham Youth Choir. The combined vocal powers of these groups really should give the audience a great flavour the the best of Welsh music making in the area.

Tickets are available by contacting us or from the theatre. (01978 841300)

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BASSES AND TENORS WANTED!

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The Sirenian Singers are looking for more tenors and basses to join them. The next few years promise great things for the choir with many concerts and a European tour planned. This world-class choir prides itself on high standards at the same time as having great fun. The tremendous tuition of the renowned conductor Jean Stanley Jones MBE is the greatest asset that our choristers have. Any Sirenian would tell you that they have learned so much from Jean.

Sirenian Singers rehearse at All Saints Church Hall, Gresford, on Thursdays between 7pm and 9:30pm. If you would like to join us then please contact Sheena Williams, our wonderful secretary, by email post@sireniansingers.org.

The choir works to a very high standard and with a large repertoire. Prospective choristers would need some previous experience of signing with a choir and/ or other relevant musical experience.

We would love to hear from men interested in joining us. Unfortunately, at the moment, all soprano and alto positions are filled.

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Basses have the most fun!


MORE CLASSICS IN THE ARCHIVE

We are updating our Archive section with more videos of the choir’s past performances. This week, we have uploaded the four, fantastic performances that lead to Sirenian Singers being the first Welsh choir to win the illustrious title of Choir of the World in 1998.

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It’s Christmas!

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Christmas truly begins this Saturday at All Saints Church, Gresford, when the Sirenian Singers give their annual Christmas concert. The concert begins at 7 o’ clock and proceeds will go to the church fund.

With a wide range of music from Mendelssohn to William Mathias, there is plenty of festive cheer to be savoured. The choir will be supported by Ysgol Bod Hyfryd’s Choir and the wonderful flautist Charlotte Thomas. The programme includes classical music, traditional hymns and several popular Christmas classics. Seasonal refreshments will be available and there will be ample chance for the audience to join in with the carolling as they kick off the season of good will in the stunning setting of All Saints’ Church, Gresford.

The whole choir are looking forward to this concert and wish all our supporters throughout the year a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year! Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda ac Iach i chi gyd!


Memories of Rutter’s ‘Gloria’ to brighten your day as the nights draw in

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Rehearsals are well underway for the Sirenian Singers Christmas Concert at All Saints’ Church, Gresford on Saturday the 3rd of December. We’ve added more videos from our 2013 Gala concert to keep you going until the festive season. One real treat is the choir’s performance of John Rutter’s magnificent ‘Gloria’ from our 2013 Gala Concert at St Giles’ Church, Wrexham.

Keep an eye out for some preview festive treats in the coming weeks,


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As part of our efforts to improve our website, we are adding more and more content to the Archive section. Click here to see our Archive Photo Album where you will find an array of photographs from our concerts and tours. Many thanks to Jane Slawson for being the first to contribute. Don't forget to keep visiting the page as we will be adding to it over the next weeks and months. Here's an example of the wonderful images we have to bring back fond memories to our choristers (past and present) and all the fantastic friends of the choir.


Christmas is coming!

Christmas is coming!

It's that time of year when choristers around the world start to feel the Christmas spirit far too soon! The Sirenian Singers are bringing Christmas to Wrexham early as rehearsals are now underway for our Christmas Concert at All Saints' Church, Gresford, on Saturday the 3rd of December. Put it in your diaries as it is sure to be the perfect start to the festive season.

 


Christmas at Gresford

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December 3rd will see Wrexham’s Sirenian Singers performing a Christmas concert at All Saints’ Church, Gresford. This concert promises to be a fantastic evening of festive music. Don’t miss this great start to the festive season.

 

 


Gala Concert Blast from the Past

As we’re aware that many will be disappointed by the unavoidable postponement of our October 15th Gala Concert, we’ve uploaded videos of performances from the 2013 Gala Concert to remind you of some previous excellent singing. You can see the videos here.


Our Musical Director is a Grandmother!

The whole choir would like to send their congratulations and best wishes to Jean’s son Brendan and his wife Claire on the birth of Jessica Theresa Jones, born 7pm 20/09/16, known as Jess, 6 pounds 11 ounces. All the best to both and especially the proud grandparents Bryn and Jean.


Wrexham Singing Streets Festival

The Sirenian Singers took part in this fantastic festival on Saturday (24th Sept). This wonderful festival involved 25 different choirs performing all around the town centre. The Sirenian Singers sang a range of their lighter repertoire to a very appreciative crowd on Queen’s Square. Despite the gale force winds, the choir performed fantastically well! Many of the crowd commented on the excellent standard and enjoyable repertoire.

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October Gala Concert – Postponed to 2017

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Our Gala Concert that was scheduled for the 15th of October at St Giles Church, Wrexham, has unavoidably had to be postponed. The gala concert will now take place in October 2017.

 

 

 

 


Sirenian Singers on the BBC yet again!

June 26th once again saw the choir performing on BBC Radio 4’s flagship Sunday Worship broadcast. Being requested to perform for the BBC twice in five months is a true testament to the quality of the choir and the BBC’s trust in Jean to ensure that we are ready to perform to an excellent standard, often with very short notice of the required repertoire. If you’d like to listen to the songs from the St David’s Day Broadcast, they are now in the ‘Sound’ section of this website.

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The Sirenians save the day for Carmen

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In July, the choir were asked by Llangollen International Eisteddfod Director Eilir Owen Griffiths to swell the ranks of their concert performance of Bizet’s ‘Carmen’. Sirenian Singers were an obvious choice for Eilir as the Wrexham choir were the first Welsh choir to win the coveted Choir of the World prize at Llangollen in 1998. Despite the challenging music, singing in Spanish, short notice, limited rehearsal time and almost cryptic copies of the score, the choir rose to the challenge as always. The concert was hit by the last minute glitch of Katherine Jenkins’ illness but all were in agreement that the phenomenal Kate Aldrich was an outstanding replacement. Singing with an excellent cast of soloists and the sublime WNO orchestra made the day an extra special treat for our talented choristers.


Sunday Morning worship broadcast for BBC RADIO 4 on 26th February 2016

The Choir all prepared and ready to sing.

The broadcast generated many appreciative emails from the listeners. In the words of two respondents the music was inspirational and moved them to tears.The broadcast is available on BBC IPlayer and a highlight on Facebook.

 

 

 

 


Two births and a wedding!

Two of our sopranos have become mothers for the first time.

Pictured here is new baby Logan, son of Mary and husband Mario.
Pictured here is Daisy daughter of Angharad and husband David.
The Wedding
The wedding of Ceri and Richard. Ceri is the daughter of our Music Director Jean Stanley Jones MBE.

The Mahler second symphony,'Resurrection' at the Bridgewater Centre, Manchester.

The Wrexham Symphony Orchestra with The Sirenian Singers, Altrincham Choral Society, The Manchester Chorale and The Buxton Music Society, almost four hundred performers! The performance was enthusiastically received by the audience. In the words of the Conductor Richard Howarth,' The concert was three years in the planning and to experience the thrill of performing one of the greatest of all symphonies in such a world class venue is something none of us will ever forget'.


NEW REPERTOIRE

Since we reconvened in January we have concentrated on learning new repertoire.In keeping with our commitment to perform international choral music, our new repertoire includes music by both established and emerging contemporary composers, sung in the language of the country of origin.Our Musical Director, Jean Stanley Jones has always emphasised that our rehearsals include both physical and vocal warm ups.

So here we are reaching for the high notes!  
  .....and the low notes!

We look forward to introducing our new repertoire to our various audiences.


THE LIVERPOOL HEART AND CHEST APPEAL

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Concert raise over £1,800 for the appeal

The concert, held on 18th October 2014 at St Oswald's Church, Swan Lane Liverpool, was also a memorial concert for Emyr James, one of our tenors who died recently. Emyr was cared for by the staff of the hospital, and it was the express wish of Emyr and his family that all donations would be given to the charity. The Ticket receipts, donations and fund raising raised over £1,800. The proceeds will be used towards the purchase of a 'Careflex' mobility chair for the use of patients.

Cantorion Sirenian performing 'The World in Union'
at St Oswald's Church accompanied by
The Maghull Wind Orchestra.


BBC Radio4 MORNING WORSHIP Broadcast on 25th May 2014

Cantorion Sirenian Singers regularly perform the music for MORNING WORSHIP.The broadcast has an estimated eight million regular listeners.

The Choir received an appreciative number of responses from the listeners, including this one from Bridget Read.
'Thankyou for the wonderful sound we have just heard on Radio4, you will have touched many peoples hearts with this magnificent blend of voices. If only we could hear from you like this on a regular basis, the whole nation would benefit.'


Sparks Charity - Concert Raises Over £3000

Following a successful charity concert held on 18th December 2013 at Eaton Hall, Chester, the concert raised over £3000 pounds in aid of the Sparks Charity. Sparks is a charity which supports pioneering research into serious conditions which affects the health of babies, children and mums-to-be.


The Shooting Star Appeal - Concert Raises Over £5,350

The highly successful concert held at St Giles Parish Church Wrexham on the 22nd of June 2013, has raised over £5,350 for The Shooting Star Appeal. The objects of the Charity are the relief of sickness by the provision and equipping of integrated specialist cancer treatment facilities, including a specific area dedicated to services for women at The Wrexham Maelor Hospital. The Choir would like to thank the sponsors for their generous support including Cargotec, Caring Companions (UK) Ltd, Dickens Vauxhall Wrexham, Urenco and Wockhardt.

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Accepting the cheque on behalf of The Shooting Star Appeal from choir members Jane Slawson, Stan Crabtree, and Rob Blakemore is Mr Richard Cochrane, Senior Breast Cancer Surgeon from The Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

 




Christmas Concert - December 14th 2013
All Saints Church, Gresford

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