* The concert in progress. Picture courtesy of Holroyd Community Theatre.
Mike Gleed reports on the inaugural concert at the new Holroyd Community Theatre just up the A5 at Moreton Hall School ...
Saturday 7th December saw the first ever Concert at the New Holroyd Community Theatre in the Moreton School near Chirk.
Because of the audience demand it was performed twice, once at 5pm and again at 7.30pm.
As the name implies and was intended, it will be a community theatre but also it is intended for use by both sides of the border.
This concert indeed included excellent children's choirs from Shropshire and Wales and a fabulous orchestra of youth and mature members.
To add to the mix, Cor Meibion Dyffryn Ceiriog added their, shall we say, more mature contribution.
There was even two poems, winners of a competition themed about Christmas.
Compering and readings by TV celebrities, Ian Bartholomew and Ian Puleston-Davies (off Corrie) added to the enjoyment.
All contributions were of a high standard and well appreciated by both packed audiences.
To round off the evening everyone, including the audiences, joined together in rousing renditions of 12 Days of Christmas led by the MD of the Male Voice Choir and Head of Music the talented Helen Rayner.