The Fron Male Voice Choir will be performing their Christmas Charity Concert at St Oswalds Parish Church on 9th December with some very special guests. The choir often invites another group to sing during their concert and this year they have generously invited a children’s choir formed by local music charity, Music MOB to join them.
The choir comprises children from Holy Trinity and Bryn Offa primary schools who have been practising a nativity cantata, ‘Star!’ to present during the evening. At the end, the children will join with the Fron choir to sing ‘Sleigh Ride,’ complete with sleigh bells, coconut hooves and a whip crack!
Each school choir is firstly being coached separately by Music MOB Trustee, Sue Turner, with their joint rehearsals planned very soon, along with a rehearsal with the Fron choir. The children are practising hard and the excitement is building.
It is an enormous privilege for the Music MOB choir to sing with such an illustrious choir. The Fron choir was formed in 1947, since when it has toured a lot of the world and sold well over 1 million of the Voices of the Valley series of albums. The Fron is a concert choir but is also still active in the competition world and in the past few years has won major competitions such as the Cornwall International Male Choral Festival and a fourth win of the Male Voice Choir Competition at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.
Fron choir’s Chairman, Roger Williams, said, “The Fron Choir has always encouraged young musicians and are very pleased to be supporting and performing alongside the children of the Music MOB choir in support of this fabulous local charity working hard to bring the joy of music, playing and performing into the lives of youngsters. The force of music has a very strong influence on young peoples’ development, helping in all forms of learning, from maths to languages as well as building confidence and camaraderie, and we look forward to a wonderful evening.”