Songs from the Shows Raises Funds for Age UK

A wonderful mix of 'Songs from the Shows' at an Ellesmere College concert raised £2100 for Age UK North Shropshire Supporters and S. Mary's Church, Ellesmere.

The concert featured the choirs and soloists of Ellesmere College, the Choral Society and the Porthywaen Silver Band performing songs from a range of older well-loved musicals and also more recent shows including 'Wicked' and 'Avenue Q'.

Highlights of the concert included Ollie Williams performing 'If I Were a Rich Man' from Fiddler on the Roof, and Lizzie Martin singing 'The Man I Love' from Lady be Good. Members of the audience had the opportunity to join in the fun with Sing-a-Longs from West Side Story and Les Miserables.

Anne Wignall, President of Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin, said: "This was a wonderful concert with music of a very high standard. We are so grateful to everyone who contributed to the success of the evening, and thank Ellesmere College for sponsoring the concert. Thanks also to members of the audience who braved the elements to support this event on a cold winter's night. This was our 8th Midwinter Concert and the talent on show gets better and better every year."

Ellesmere College Choral Society will be performing Handel's Messiah on Saturday 23rd March: contact  or call 01691 622321 for tickets.

Age UK North Shropshire Supporters is holding The Greatest Showman Sing-a-Long on Friday 17th May at Ellesmere College Arts Centre. For further information, please contact Anne Wignall at

8th February 2019  Back to News