City Celebrates City Status 5th Birthday - Other Events
There were many other successful events during the four day celebration which was launched at a Hog Roast at Oriel House Hotel on Thursday evening, including a ‘walking treasure hunt’ around the city, organised by St Asaph Rotary Club, finishing at St. Asaph Cricket Club for a barbecue supper followed by a musical firework display, a concert in the Cathedral on Saturday evening featuring Denbighshire Music Co-operative a group of six young brass and percussion players formed in Jauuary 2017 from Brynhyfryd, Dinas Bran, Myddleton College And Denbigh High Schools, soloist Tesni Jane Jones (Ysgol Glan Clwyd), violinist Xanda Croft a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales, Dina Campbell, a student a Myddleton College, Denbigh, Imogen Parsley, soloist and chorister from Mold Alun who sings with the National Youth Choir of Great Britain; Choral and Cerdd Dant groups from Ysgol Glan Clwyd. The concert was brought to a close by soloist Rebecca Gresson, daughter in law of St. Asaph Mayor, Cllr Colin Hardie.
Becca graduated from the Royal Collee of Music in London and bean singing in the world-renowned Cantamus Girls’ Choir. She won te BBC Choir of the Year and Choir of the World at the Llangollen Eisteddfod and, as a soloist has performed in concerts and oratorio throughout the UK. She regularly works as a session singer for TV and film and has recorded numerous operas for Opera Rara. Rebecca now sings with Cantus Amici, teaches singing at Unicorn School, Kew and St. John’s School, Leatherhead and is a director of six successful choirs in Surrey.
For the finale Rebecca chose pieces by Mozart, Puccini, Lloyd Webber and Kern.