A CHOIR from Hartford is getting ready for ‘one of the biggest gigs in its calendar’.

The Bostock Singers will be performing at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod, July 2 to 7, which has in the past welcomed superstars including Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, and Julian Lloyd Webber.

Under the direction of choral conductor, Nicola Howbrigg, and accompanied by Alison Richards, their broad repertoire ranges across musical theatre and pop through to classical and comedy songs.

The 70-strong mixed-voice choir see their appearance on the Denbighshire tourist town’s world-famous Pavilion ‘as the pinnacle of its achievements' to date, according to spokesman, Sam Jackson.  

Sam said: “We’re really looking forward to what we admits is one of its biggest gigs in our calendar.

“We’ve performed for three year running at the prestigious Llangollen International Eisteddfod, and we’ve built up a formidable reputation since being formed back in 2009.

“Nic and Ali challenge the choir and they work hard but there is also a lot of fun, laughter and friendship.

“We perform concerts locally and enjoy taking part in various events around the county, and started taking part in competitions back in 2018.  

“These have included the North Wales Choral Festival, Newcastle-under-Lyme Festival, and we’ll be competing at the Mrs Sunderland Festival in Huddersfield in February 2025.”

Each year Bostock Singers support a charity, raising funds through concerts and carol singing, which have included Parkinson’s UK, CHICS, Christies, and Stick ’n’ step.

The Eisteddfod performance will be quickly followed by Bostock Singers summer concert at St. John’s Church, Hartford on Tuesday 9th July at 7.30.

Tickets are available through their website.