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Six Nations : Sirenian Singers choir at Wales v Italy

The Sirenian Singers choir Image copyright Sirenian Singers
Image caption The Sirenian Singers celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2018

A Wrexham choir performed the Welsh and Italian national anthems before the countries met in the Six Nations Championship in Rome.

The Sirenian Singers were invited back to the city after their Easter concert tour last year, when the choir also celebrated its 40th anniversary.

Founder Jean Stanley-Jones MBE said the choir was "extremely thrilled".

They will also perform for the British Ambassador and in the main Sunday noon Mass at St Peter's Basilica.

Speaking ahead of the performance Ms Stanley-Jones said: "Just being there would be brilliant, but for choir members to stand on the pitch in front of all the spectators and the many millions watching on television and leading the singing of the Welsh and Italian national anthems will be quite something else.

"It will be an occasion to savour forever. I feel humbled and honoured."

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Image caption The choir at a rehearsal last week attended by the Wrexham mayoress, Beverley Williams

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