Wrexham was aglow with festive cheer last week as the town saw the return of a favourite Christmas event, which had a dash of extra sparkle with the help of new local talent hitting the scene.
Thursday saw the return of the incredibly popular Victorian Market that takes place through the streets of the town centre and culminates at St. Giles Parish church.
This year saw the Deputy Mayor, Cllr Brian Cameron pay a visit to see what was on offer and soak up the wonderful atmosphere. Whilst he was there, along with the audience in attendance, he was treated to a performance by the latest musical delight to hail from Wrexham.
Destined for great things
Local children and young people’s centre, Dynamic, have recently formed their very own sign language choir, Dynamic Signing Sensations, who amazed audiences of all ages with their debut performance.
The show included a hearty mix of traditional carols to chart topping pop hits. The children signed the words to old favourites like “12 days of Christmas” and the rasping gravel tones of Noddy Holder and his glam rocker pals, Slade, with their hit “Merry Christmas Everybody”. These guys made sure there was a yuletide song for everyone and the crowd were left desperate for more.
Spreading the joy of the season
Whilst lighting up the faces of those lucky enough to see the choir with smiles, they had collection buckets going around those who assembled in the impressive backdrop of St. Giles Parish Church. All the proceeds raised by the choir that evening was donated to the church.
Civic seal of approval
The Deputy Mayor was mightily impressed with the performance and could not get over how much delight and enjoyment came across in their show.
Cllr Cameron said: “I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of Dynamic Signing Sensations’ debut performance.
“It was clear to all in attendance how much hard work went into the show and it really paid off. They were all incredible and a credit to Wrexham, so well done to all involved.”
A hard day’s signing
The choir, led by Emma Jones and Amy Pritchard, have worked tirelessly to put together their performance.
Amy says: “The children really worked hard for this and they really shone, so I want to say how proud I am of them all and a really big well done everyone”.
Emma also had high praises for our new local stars, saying: “After weeks of preparation, the choir gave it their all and did themselves and all of their parents, carers and friends proud. We are all so happy for you here at Dynamic. Congratulations gang”.
The start of bigger things to come
Also in attendance was Laura Williams, charity manager at Dynamic, who had this to say: “We are really proud of Amy, Emma and all of the young people who took part in the performance at St Giles Church at the Victorian Christmas Market. They put on a fabulous show and it was lovely to see them all enjoying themselves.
“The ‘Dynamic Signing Sensations’ originally began their journey as a choir within St Christopher’s School and were known as ‘Sign of the Times’. However, when some of the members left the school a decision was made to move away from the school setting and offer this opportunity within the local community. Dynamic are therefore thrilled to be able to offer Amy, Emma and all of the choir members a chance to regroup and rebrand.
“We must also take this opportunity to thank all of the parents/carers who transport the young people to their regular practice sessions and performances – without you, we would not have a choir. We are all very excited for the future, with lots of plans in place for 2022 that will see the choir grow and offer lots of wonderful opportunities for its members”.
With such high praise and reviews all round, the only way for Dynamic Signing Sensations is upwards from here.