A COLLEGE lecturer who runs three choirs is “thoroughly delighted” to raise for WaterAid .

Sara Brown, who is the centre coordinator for Coleg Llandrillo’s Abergele campus, arranged a concert and ceilidh at the United Reformed Church in Rhos-on-Sea to mark the fifteenth anniversary since one of her choirs, Coastal Voices, was formed.

The concert saw 90 singers come together for the finale with performers from the choir as well as Bangor Street Singers, Bangor Community, Conwy Valley Voices and Threnody choirs.

Ms Brown said: “It was a magical, fantastic experience. So much so, we all carried on learning songs and organising other workshops.”

It was an emotional evening for Sara, as she was presented with a glass 'wave', which members of the choir had commissioned from fellow chorister Sarah Kearsley-Wooller.

The event caps off a particularly busy year for musical director Sara, after previously organising an awareness-raising concert at St Asaph Cathedral in support of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society Cymru. Sara, who volunteers for the society, runs a choir the ‘aMaSing’ for people living with, or affected by MS, as well as the Bangor Community Choir.

Mrs Brown added: "It’s great at creating a feeling of belonging and a sense of community. In these difficult times, we are breaking down barriers; it is definitely a team-building experience. Every voice matters, especially as there are no solos. It is all acapella and lovely close harmonies - no musical accompaniment, just voices.”

For more information, or to join one of the choirs, contact Sara at sarasings@ymail.com.