The Fron Choir was very privileged to be asked to perform as part of the promotion for the second series of Welcome to Wrexham by FX. It was a marvellous experience but some of the choristers have now started demanding makeup before we go on stage
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It is 75 years since the founding of the Fron Choir to compete in the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, itself founded in 1947.
You will find more information about the choir and its illustrious history here.
We welcome visitors to our rehearsals. You would be most welcome to join us on a Monday or Thursday evening . Please let us know if you would like to attend here. We look forward to welcoming you.
OUR NEXT CONCERT!
To see details of our concert diary and buy tickets please visit our Concerts page
Below are the first two 'Teasers' for the show but there will be a countdown to the start of the series which may well feature the Fron - keep your eyes peeled and tell your friends.
Please see more details in the press release by scrolling down . . .
Huge thanks to Ryan, Rob and the folks at the FX Channel for inviting us to be a part of this campaign, having us sing at the Racecourse on the wonderful day when Wrexham won promotion, and allowing us to share their content.
It is wonderful to see the effect they are having on Wrexham AFC and the area in general!
Here are some highlights of the choir in various locations around the borough and city . . . without sound . . .
Fron Male Voice Choir feature in "Welcome to Wrexham" TV Series, supporting Wrexham AFC, owned by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney
Froncysyllte Male Voice Choir performing at Wrexham AFC’s last match of the 2023 season - Wrexham v Borehamwood
Wrexham, Wales – The world-renowned Fron Male Voice Choir takes to a new stage in the highly anticipated FX Network TV series, "Welcome to Wrexham," produced by Hollywood icons Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney. Set to premiere on September 12th, this collaboration showcases the choir's harmonious voices that enrich both the TV series and its captivating trailers.
"Welcome to Wrexham," a venture spearheaded by Reynolds and McElhenney, offers an engaging exploration of the heart and spirit of Wrexham, a Welsh city known for its fervent football culture, and is home to Wrexham AFC, a club rejuvenated under the dynamic ownership of the Hollywood duo. The Fron Male Voice Choir's involvement adds a layer of authenticity, deeply connecting the series to the city’s cultural fabric and its unyielding support for the local football scene.
Since acquiring ownership and control of Wrexham AFC, Reynolds and McElhenney have brought renewed vigour to the club and city alike, propelling Wrexham onto the international stage and uniting passionate supporters worldwide.
Fron Male Voice Choir, esteemed for their musical excellence, holds a distinguished record with multiple acclaimed albums and sought-after recording contracts. Their international presence shines, having triumphed at prestigious events like the Llangollen Eisteddfod on four separate occasions.
The choir, hailing from Froncysyllte (the Fron), near the picturesque town of Llangollen, only a few minutes from Wrexham’s football ground, perfectly embodies the cultural richness or the area.
Froncysyllte Male Voice Choir on set filming outside St Giles Church, Wrexham
After a successful first series, "Welcome to Wrexham" has unveiled two riveting Season 2 trailers to date, both featuring the Fron Male Voice Choir. This musical collaboration not only enhances the series' authenticity but also underscores the choir's deep dedication to their community, support for their local football team and the preservation of Welsh traditions. As part of their involvement, the Fron Choir performed a version of “Can't Take My Eyes Off You” in front of 10,000 jubilant fans during the half-time interval at the final match of the season which features heavily in the TV series. Wrexham AFC played Borehamwood and won 3-1, securing the National League title and a return to the Football League after a 15-year absence.
The synergy between the choir, FX Networks and Wrexham AFC amplifies the confluence of arts, culture, and sports. Fron Male Voice Choir's participation serves as a testament to the unique spirit and pride of Wrexham, blending seamlessly with the overarching narrative of the series.
Speaking about their involvement, choir Secretary, Steve Winn said “we were contacted by FX Networks in February 2023 asking if we would be interested in working with them for the promotional trailer for the upcoming season of Welcome to Wrexham and we immediately said ‘yes’!
The Fron Choir has always had close ties to Wrexham AFC and the city. A chorister and one of the brothers-in-song, Ian 'Jacko' Roberts, was a man who exemplified the spirit of Wrexham. For several generations he was the beating heart of the Wrexham AFC matchday experience and was well known to all Wrexham AFC followers. Sadly, Jacko died in 2017 but he and will always be remembered as the King of the Kop”.
Wrexham AFC’s “King of the Kop” and Fron Choir’s 1st Tenor, Ian Roberts - ‘Jacko’ - at the launch of the choir calendar in aid of Help the Aged
For more information on Fron Male Voice Choir and their collaboration with Ryan Reynolds, Rob McElhenney, and "Welcome to Wrexham," please visit:
VOICES OF THE VALLEY - ECHOES
Our LATEST CHART-TOPPING* album - available now!
We are very proud that our latest album, VOICES OF THE VALLEY - ECHOES, carries on the standard and values of the previous VOICES OF THE VALLEY recordings. It is full of new arrangements of audience favourites from our concert repertoire plus a couple of songs new to the choir.
ECHOES was recorded at the same recording studio, with the same production team, including producer Jon Cohen.
For full track listings and to order your copy please visit the Recordings section of our shop.
The Virtual Fron
Whilst in lockdown we have produced a series of 'At Home With The Fron' virtual, video concerts and some virtual choir pieces.
Please pop along to our Merchandise page to see our Froncysyllte Male Voice Choir pens - the ideal present for those who cannot spell Froncysyllte - and our lovely Fron Cufflinks, a wonderful gift for every smart gent . . .
As a choir, we would like to show our support for the people of Ukraine during this humanitarian crisis and we appeal to Russia to end its violent campaign in the country.
If you can, please donate whatever you feel appropriate at the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal site . . .