Wrexham Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1969 by the late Bryn Williams, then senior lecturer of Music at Cartrefle Teacher Training College in Wrexham. He gathered together a small number of local string players, led by Keith Dawber, to put on a concert, and they were billed as the “Clywedog Ensemble”. The Wrexham and District Orchestral Society was formed after the initial concert when they decided to expand the group to include woodwind and brass players. The performing arm of this society came to be known as Wrexham Orchestra. It was not until 1992 that the orchestra obtained its present name of Wrexham Symphony Orchestra, or WSO for short. WSO has grown to a present day membership numbering over sixty players and regularly attracts professional guest conductors and high-profile soloists.