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Welsh Refugee Council Nominated for International Peace Prize

Organisation nominated for the Rotary International Peace Award, which recognises peace initiatives both in the UK and internationally

An organisation that works to empower and protect refugees in Wales has been nominated for an international peace prize.

The Welsh Refugee Council has been nominated for the Rotary International Peace Award, for its work promoting tolerance and respect towards refugees, as well as empowering refugees and asylum seekers to build new lives in Wales. (more…)

Knight at the opera’s amazing year

 

Sir Bryn Terfel has described how being knighted by the Queen was one of the proudest days of his life – along with the birth of his first daughter..

The globally renowned bass baritone was speaking ahead of his appearance at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod where he’ll be starring in a special production of the classic opera Tosca on Tuesday, July 4.

He revealed he even persuaded Buckingham Palace to give him an extra ticket so that his three sons and his fiancee Hannah Stone could all attend the ceremony.

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Inclusion Project returns to ‘Make Waves’ for 2017

The Llangollen Eisteddfod is celebrating the ninth year of its Inclusion Project with the commission of a new performance piece and a prestigious Arts & Business Cymru Award nomination.

The project, which promotes unity, diversity and accessibility for all, will return to the festival’s main stage on Wednesday 5th July with a new, specially commissioned piece called Making Waves.

Performed by The KIM Choir from Holywell, SCOPE Flamenco Group from Chester, WISP Dance Club from Mold and Amigos y Gymuned from Wrexham, Making Waves focuses on the free flowing emotion of the sea and how it can connect people of diverse backgrounds from shore to shore and was written by poet Aled Lewis Evans with the input of members from all four groups.

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Mega prize attracts record number of the world’s best young singers

Search for Voice of the Future Competition entrants heats up as prize fund increases to record high.

Twenty-four of the world’s best young singers are flocking to North Wales to compete for a prestigious new international prize.

Competitors from as far afield as Switzerland, the Philippines, the USA and China will be competing for the title of International Voice of the Future at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod on Thursday, July 6.

The record number of entrants has been attracted by the boost given to the prize fund by the arts-loving Pendine Park care organisation and the Sir Bryn Terfel Foundation.

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Gregory Porter Eisteddfod gig to be only North Wales and North West performance of 2017

Fans urged to secure seats before tickets sell out, following strong sales for the soul, jazz and gospel singer’s performance it the Llangollen International Musial Eisteddfod this summer

Fans of the acclaimed soul, jazz and gospel singer, Gregory Porter, are being urged to book tickets for his appearance at the Llangollen Eisteddfod, after it was confirmed to be his only North Wales and North West performance this year.

Sales of tickets to see the Grammy award-winning singer songwriter’s North Wales debut have been strong since their release, but news that – amidst a jam-packed international tour schedule – this is to be his only show in the North Wales and North West this year has prompted a surge in sales.

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Inspirational young singer Joseph chosen to star with Sir Bryn Terfel

An “inspirational” young singer who overcame a rare kidney condition has landed a dream role to perform with opera superstar Sir Bryn Terfel.

Joseph Elwy Jones, 11, will take to the stage at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod as the Shepherd Boy in a star-studded production of Puccini’s classic opera, Tosca.

The concert on Tuesday, July 4, which is being sponsored by arts-loving care organisation Pendine Park, also features two other world-class opera stars, soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Kristian Benedikt.

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‘UK’s Most Multilingual Choir’ to Mark International Festival’s 70th Anniversary

Final rehearsals for the multilingual performance underway on official ‘birthday’ of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod [Sunday 11th June].

A choir of 80 amateur singers is set to become the UK’s most multilingual chorus after learning an eight-language performance from scratch in just 10 rehearsals.

The ambitious ‘Celebration Chorus’ will perform Calling All Dawns, by renowned composer and video game music composer Christopher Tin, at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod’s 70th anniversary festival, as part of it’s evening concert on Wednesday 5th June 2017.  

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Llangollen Eisteddfod a family affair for Wrexham residents

Mother and daughter from Wrexham to celebrate 70 years of involvement in International Eisteddfod with special performance

Wrexham residents and mother-daughter duo Helen Hayward and Betty Jones will be celebrating a life-long devotion to the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod this year by performing in the Celebration Chorus on Wednesday 5th July – the first time they have performed together.

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‘Mini Eisteddfod’ Set to Return to Chester

‘Mini Eisteddfod’ Street Festival to take place in Chester city centre in partnership with St Mary’s Creative Space

St Mary’s Creative Space in Chester and the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod are once again teaming up to bring a miniature version of the iconic festival to Chester city centre.

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Original 1947 Choir to Join Voices with Fron and Rhos for 70th Anniversary Concert

Original 1947 International Eisteddfod Competitors, Colne Valley Male Voice Choir to join forces with the formidable Froncysyllte (Fron) and Rhosllanerchrugog (Rhos) male voice choirs for the festival’s 70th Anniversary Opening Concert

A male voice choir that performed at the first ever International Eisteddfod in 1947 will sing alongside two of Wales’ most prolific male voice choirs at the event’s landmark 70th Anniversary opening concert on Monday 3rd July.

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