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Singers set to perform for injured rugby star

A host of renowned music performers are set to raise the roof in style at Aberdare’s Coliseum Theatre this spring at a sparkling concert in aid of injured rugby star Owen Williams.

West End star Sophie Evans, choirs and soloists will entertain at Sing Song for OWS at the Coliseum on Friday, March 13, 2015. 

The concert is being organised by Aberdare RFC in partnership with Rhondda Cynon Taf Council in aid of Owen, 23, of Aberdare, who suffered a life-changing injury while playing for Cardiff Blues in Singapore in June 2014. 

Owen is currently at Rookwood Hospital in Cardiff and is receiving support from the Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust. The charity aids players and their families who have been severely injured whilst playing rugby football in Wales. All proceeds from the March 13 concert will go to the Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust.

Appearing on the night, singer Sophie Evans of Tonypandy has enjoyed a glittering career since she was runner-up on the BBC talent show Over the Rainbow in 2010. She has since appeared on the West End and on television and film.

The evening also features the exhilarating Only Boys Aloud, formed in March 2010 by the choir Only Men Aloud and which has inspired young men aged 14-19 from across South Wales, including from Rhondda Cynon Taf, to sing.

Cwmdare Voices, formed in 2012 with the aim of raising money for worthy charities and whose members performed last year in support of Owen, are in the line-up along with Cwmbach Choir, founded in 1921 and one of the oldest and most respected male choirs in Wales. 

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Councillor Paul Cannon, Deputy Leader & Cabinet Member for Safer Communities, Tourism & Heritage said: “We are very pleased indeed to be able to host this special concert at the Council’s Coliseum Theatre, with such a host of musical talent. 

“Owen started his rugby career with Aberdare RFC minis aged just five. Members of the club have organised a number of fundraising events to support him since his accident last year. I am sure this concert will be an enjoyable and memorable night for all involved.”

Tickets for the concert, which starts at 7pm, are priced £12 and are available to buy in person from the Coliseum box office Tuesday to Fridays 11.00am to 2pm or by calling 08000 147 111 Tues – Fri 11.00am – 5pm

For more information on other music, drama and dance events at The Coliseum, please go to the rct-artspages