ONE of the many children's summer-holiday clubs held in churches
this year was the summer musical workshop, held, for the third
time, at St Paul's, Colwyn Bay, St Asaph diocese.
Nearly 50 children, aged between seven and 15, spent a week
rehearsing and producing the musical Joseph and the Amazing
Technicolor Dreamcoat. It followed performances in previous
years of Jonah-Man Jazz, and Captain Noah and his
The musical was directed by the
director of music at St Paul's, Bryn Heywood, and the dancing was
choreographed by 13-year-old Chloe Jones. The children who did not
want to be involved in the singing were able to take part in arts
and crafts connected with the performance.
The Associate Priest, the Revd Ginny
Burton, says that everyone who helped to organise the event,
"regardless of age or ability, was given the opportunity to be
involved, choosing to be either on stage or working on scenery or
costumes". The final performance was in the church on 10
"We had a wonderful week," Mrs Burton
says. "The youngsters all worked so hard. It was an amazing
achievement, especially on the part of Bryn and Chloe to teach the
musical in five days, but it was down to the hard work of the kids,
and the fact that they enjoyed themselves so much."