The Wrexham Community Choir – Charlie Dore in Concert with Wrexham Community Choir June 8th at 7.30pm



Charlie Dore in harmony with Wrexham Community Choir

Singer/songwriter, Charlie Dore, of Pilot Of The Airwaves fame, will be performing with Wrexham Community Choir this Saturday 8th June at St Giles Parish Church at 7.30pm.

Charlie Dore is on a UK tour with long-standing collaborator and multi-instrumentalist Julian Littman ( who has also worked with Richard Thompson, Dexys Midnight Runners and Steeleye Span) to promote her new EP, ‘Finally, a Limousine. Wrexham Community Choir will also be performing their own set but will join Charlie Dore on stage to deliver some huge harmony versions of her songs.

Best known as one of the UK’s most respected singer-songwriters, Charlie Dore enjoys a career that also spans acting and writing for TV, radio and film.  Pilot Of The Airwaves, the international hit released when Charlie was signed to Island Records, was the first of many successful songs that lead the way for an impressively diverse list of artists to record her material. Throughout her career she has written for Tina Turner, George Harrison, Lisa Stansfield, Paul Carrack of Mike and the Mechanics, Ricky Ross of Deacon Blue, Sheena Easton, who reached US number 4 with Strut, Celine Dion, UB40 and Jimmy Nail, for whom she wrote Ain’t No Doubt, a UK No 1.

She starred opposite Jonathon Pryce and Tim Curry  in the award-winning film The Ploughman’s Lunch, has worked in theatre, both fringe and West End, performed radio comedy with Eric Idle, and co-founded and performed at the Soho comedy venue The Hurricane Club for six years.  She has also recorded seven albums.

Charlie Dore and Wrexham Community Choir will be at St Giles' Church, Wrexham, on June 8 at 7.30pm. Tickets are available in advance or on the door - £12/£10 concessions. For more information contact phone 01978 290680

Charlie Dore in Concert with Wrexham Community Choir

Wrexham Community Choir will be joining Charlie Dore on stage at St. Giles’ Parish Church when she visits Wrexham in early June. The choir will be performing their own set as well as helping to deliver some huge harmony versions of her songs. Best known as one of the UK’s most respected singer-songwriters, who enjoyed international success with her hit 'Pilot of the Airwaves', Charlie enjoys a career that also spans acting and writing for TV, radio and film. Throughout her impressive career she has recorded seven albums, written for Tina Turner, George Harrison, Celine Dion and UB40, and has performed alongside Jonathon Pryce, Tim Curry and Robin Williams.

The event is on June 8th at 7.30pm.
Tickets are priced at £12/ £10 concessions.
For more information or to book tickets please contact 01978 290680

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Press Release
For immediate release                                                                                                                                                               7th January 2013
Wrexham Community Choir – One Voice singing for All, a choir with over 120 members, is inviting new members to  join  when it returns for weekly practices on Tuesday January 8th .  The choir has been meeting weekly since it formed a year ago and  is open to everyone, regardless of age, experience or  singing ability – there are no auditions, no need to  read music  - simply turn up and join in.
In its first year, the choir has performed at many local community events  including the Llangollen Fringe Festival,  Focus Wales,  St Giles Parish Church where they performed with Africa Entsha from Soweto, the Wrexham Olympic celebrations and a number of performances at local community and charity events including the Alzheimer’s Memory Walk, Motiv8, Homestart and Erddig Hall.
Wendy Paintsil of Wrexham Community Choir said “We are  just ordinary people who never thought of ourselves as singers and have had amazing opportunities to participate in extraordinary events and become more involved in our community through song.  We always welcome new members and whilst it’s wonderful we are able to perform, this is secondary to our coming together weekly just to enjoy singing.  We are so fortunate to have an extremely talented, and dynamic MD in Carol Donaldson who has taken a large group of people and created a choir who create a powerful and harmonious sound. “
Musical Director of Wrexham Community Carol Donaldson, has over 12 years experience of working with Community Choirs and over 25 years experience of working as a musician and composer for theatre, television and radio: including BBC Radio 4, the Library Theatre in Manchester,  The Octagon Theatre in Bolton, two Children's shows for the West End and most recently for Feelgood theatre company's award winning show 'Slave, a Question of Freedom'. Carol has also just received great reviews for her work as Musical Director for 'Treasure Island' at The Dukes Theatre in Lancaster where she collaborated again with Coronation Street script writer, Debbie Oates.

Carol Donaldson said “ Many people think they can’t sing but I believe everyone has a voice and singing together in a large group can help people gain confidence in using their voice plus there are the benefits of having fun, making new friends and having opportunities to get involved in other activities in Wrexham.  Wrexham Community Choir has had amazing first year and it has been so interesting for the choir to work with incredible artists such as Luke Jaanistes, an international sound artist, Africa Entsha and local musicians Heal the Last Stand.    We’re delighted Wrexham Community Choir continues to go from strength and has gained such support from its members and the wider community.  We’re looking forward to another exciting year and hope people will continue to join us every week to sing their heart out ,  improve their health and have fun singing  in a large group.”
The choir will meet on alternate Tuesdays from 7.30pm – 9.30pm in the Wrexham Methodist Church and the Wrexham Lager Club and holds its first weekly practice of 2013, tomorrow night (Tuesday January 8th) at the Wrexham Methodist Church). Everyone is welcome – from seasoned singers to terrified beginners. Cost £3.00. £2.00 concessions.
For more information contact Wendy Paintsil on 01978 290680 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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