Popular Shaw choir on song with Welsh choir for joint concert

A POPULAR choir from Shaw is set to set to join forces with a North Wales choir for a joint concert in Cheshire.

The concert entitled ‘Roses and Daffodils – An Evening of Song’ will be staged at Hamilton Street Methodist Church in Hoole on Saturday November 5 at 7pm.

It will see popular local choir InHarmony (the roses) come together with The Hawarden Singers (the daffodils) to present an evening of varied music with songs ranging from traditional to more contemporary.

The concert is taking place two years later than first planned due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

(L-R) Margaret Williams (accompanist), Malcolm Williams (musical director) of the Hawarden Singers with Vicky Radburn (musical director) and Katerina Wilson (accompanist) of InHarmony with members of both choirs during their previous joint concert in Rochdale in 2019

Originally formed in Shaw in 1922 as Trinity Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society and subsequently known as The Trinity Singers, InHarmony is a mixed choir with an excellent reputation in the local area.

The Hawarden Singers was founded in 1954 by Dr Emlyn Roberts, a lecturer at Chester College and Examiner for the Trinity College of Music in London.

The choir’s first concert was performed at the Hawarden Institute in October of that year and the choir continues to entertain enthusiastic audiences in Chester and North Wales.

The two choirs first sang together three years ago in Rochdale and The Hawarden Singers are delighted to be hosting a return visit by InHarmony.

The collaboration between the two groups was first instigated by the current chair of The Hawarden Singers, Pat Wells, who is a former member of InHarmony.

Pat said: “Rehearsals are well underway in both North Wales and Lancashire.

“I am so looking forward to seeing my old choir from Shaw and my Welsh choir coming together again for our second combined concert.”

Tickets cost £10 (including refreshments) and are available from Pat Wells (01244 520974) or Richard Steventon (01244 533116). Tickets will also be available on the door.

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