Country Representing: Wales
Town/Place Representing: Wrexham
Competitions: A7. Senior Children’s Choir (Thursday 4 July)
Biography: Tim Jones and Tina Boycott formed Wrexham Music Co-operative County Youth Choir in September 2009 to encourage singing in secondary schools. The choristers come from every secondary school in Wrexham and Coleg Cambria. Members range in age from 12 – 18.
The choir has taken part in ‘Music For Youth’, Manchester Amateur Choir Competition, Chester Music Festival and Llangollen International Eisteddfod. In 2014 they were selected to go through to the National final of ‘Music For Youth’ in Birmingham Town Hall.
They followed this up in 2015 and 2017 with performances in Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, where they won the award for ‘Performance Practice’. 2018 was a good year for the choir when they gained 3rd place in the Senior Children’s Choir Competition at Llangollen International Eisteddfod.
The choir has performed in many local venues and has helped to raise money for charities including NSPCC and Hope House Hospice.
Members of the choir are encouraged to audition to become a member of the National Youth Training Choir of Wales, and subsequently the National Youth Choir of Wales. Every year we have members who sing with the National Youth Choir of Wales, which annually participates in the BBC Proms concerts in the Royal Albert Hall, and has undertaken a tour to the Welsh colony of Patagonia.