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Thank you very much for your support in a truly unforgettable evening at the British Ironwork Centre where we performed “Proms in the Park”, and we hope you enjoyed the event as much as we all did on stage. After a day full of rain we were thrilled to see so many people still turn out, and we were all rewarded by the sun coming out during the first number! Many thanks to the British Ironwork Centre from all at Wrexham Symphony Orchestra for bringing this project to fruition.

Our next concert is very soon, on July 1st. Lily Whitehurst returns to repeat her wonderful performance of the Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, and you can also hear Gershwin’s spectacular An American In Paris again. Sibelius’ famous Symphony No. 1 will be played in the second half.

A late addition to the programme, too late even for our poster, is a big bonus, the world premiere of “Arenig” by the exciting young composer Louie McIver. Louie is a past winner of the BBC Proms Young Composer of the Year award and this is his second piece to be premiered by the orchestra. He will also be found playing in the first violin section. More details can be found on our Concerts page here, along with what will eventually become a comprehensive list of previous concerts. You can also download a copy of our poster here.

We are aware that we ran out of our programmes in our May concert. If you wish to download a copy you can from this link in exchange for a voluntary donation - please use the PayPal button below. You can also just donate to the orchestra even if you already have a programme! A big thanks to those of you who have already done so.

You can download our 2016/17 season leaflet here, and dates for the 2017/18 series are now on our concerts page.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, and in seeking to be able to put on the best possible performance in a once in a lifetime opportunity, it has been decided to postpone our Bridgewater Hall performance of Mahler’s Eighth Symphony until May 2020. In its place, we will be performing his Earth-shattering Ninth symphony instead, at the William Aston Hall, on May 19th 2018. Our Mahler concert series has been generously sponsored by Betrinac, with all profit from these concerts going to dementia charities. The amount raised so far is well into five figures, and most recently a cheque for £3,000 was donated to the Wrexham and Flintshire Memory Services at Wrexham Maelor Hospital. This resulted in the Orchestra being shortlisted for an Arts & Business Cymru Award in 2016. You can see an album of photographs of our concert day at the Bridgewater Hall here, when we played Mahler 2 in 2015.

For Orchestra members, there’s a rehearsal schedule on the Members page.

You can now download the new edition of our newsletter “Orchestrate” here.

There is plenty of additional information about the Orchestra on our other web pages (see menu above) and on our Facebook group, Twitter feed - @wrexhamorch and Facebook page. If you want to contact the Orchestra, please do so through wrexhamso@gmail.com.

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