MEMBERS of Mold Rock Choir have been invited to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer ahead of celebrating their five-year anniversary.

The Mold Choir will join other Rock Choirs from across North Wales to perform at the internationally renowned festival before celebrating their 5th birthday in September.

More than 40 choirs from up and down the country will sing together with performances across the month of August.

The public demand for the Rock Choir at the festival has been so strong over the past few years that they have received three Sell Out Laurels from the Fringe Society.

Rock Choir has secured an excellent venue right in Edinburgh city centre. Each choir will be comprised of 60 singers and will perform a 45-minute set to ensure that as many as possible have the unique opportunity to perform in front of a packed audience.

Rebecca Broadbere, choir conductor, singer and pianist, rehearses with groups across North Wales including Mold, Wrexham, Colwyn Bay, Liverpool, West Kirby and the Wirral. 

She said: "Rock Choir gave me the chance to combine my passion, career and friendship all in one place, something I didn't always realise was possible until I started this job!

"My members quite often tell me how much their weekly rehearsals and seeing everyone gives them their 'boost' for the week, but they do exactly the same for me.

"I'm very proud to be a part of it!"

Rock Choir is the largest contemporary choir in the world with over 33,000 members and was the first original contemporary choir in the UK.

The Mold Choir rehearses weekly at the Mold Rugby Club and has performed at some of the UK's top performing arts venues such as Glasgow Concert Hall and the O2. Through all the excitement, they never lose track of their local community roots.


Elaine Williamson, Regional Leader for Scotland and one of the organisers for the Fringe Festival, said: "The Rock Choir members who perform at the Fringe inevitably become swept up in the excitement of the city. Edinburgh in August is like nowhere else on the planet.

"We’ve got a full schedule and it’s something that we want to replicate for years to come in the hope that all choirs can experience this brilliant and exciting festival. It’s one of the things I love about Rock Choir- providing these wonderful and life-affirming opportunities for our choir members."

Approximately 65 members are involved in the choir. The choir is about bringing together local communities, making new friends and finding time for yourself in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.