Rugby league was high on the agenda of activities on St David’s Day in Wrexham this year. As well as our season launch, both the Rugby League World Cup trophy and the Cru Choir made an appearance.
The choir has been popular since the original idea came to fruition in January, with fortnightly meetings taking place since then, and members joined the Wrexham Community Choir to sing the national anthem last Friday.
And with the World Cup trophy in town for the second time, members of the choir also helped to introduce the silverware to the crowd and sang a rendition of Calon Lân.
Mark Jones, the North Wales Crusaders who got it all off the ground and has been organising the meetings, is pleased that it has all come together.
“We started talking about it after the Wales game [against England] at the Racecourse. Me and a few others got talking about it in the pub, I then contacted a lady who directs the Wrexham Community Choir, and it’s all gone from there”, he said.
“We’ve had three or four practices now, but we need to make sure we keep a regular amount of people coming. Ideally we want 25 to 30 to come each week.
“There was about 7 [on St David's Day] from the Crusaders Choir, but that was enough to make a good stab at it, and we enjoyed ourselves. And then we sang at the season launch later that night.
“We want as many people to come as possible. We need to make sure we keep the numbers up. We’re not expecting opera singers, but people who are enthusiastic and want to give it a go.”
The Crusaders Choir practice out of The Turf and you can find out details by checking our Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Photo courtesy of Les Wiseman