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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.  


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.


‘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.


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.


Grand Finale for Llangollen Eisteddfod Music Director

Music Director, Eilir Owen Griffiths, to pass on the baton after 70th anniversary Llangollen Eisteddfod

After six years in the prestigious role of Music Director at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, Eilir Owen Griffiths will step down from the position after this year’s 70th anniversary festival. (more…)

Grammy award-winning composer visits Llangollen

The International Eisteddfod welcomes globally renowned composer, Christopher Tin, to Llangollen

Grammy award-winning American composer, Christopher Tin, made his first ever visit to Llangollen on Monday 10th April, ahead of his performance at the International Eisteddfod’s 70th anniversary festival in the summer.

Tin, whose composition for the iconic video game Civilisation IV Baba Yetu scooped the first ever Grammy for a game theme, was greeted by the International Eisteddfod’s officers and members of The Llangollen Celebration Chorus. He was then given a tour of the Royal International Pavilion, where he will perform on Wednesday 5th July.  (more…)

Last call for young talent to join Sir Bryn Terfel on stage

Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod giving unique opportunity for young boy to join global greats in one-off performance of Tosca

Time is running out for a talented boy soprano or treble to apply for the chance to perform with Sir Bryn Terfel on stage at this year’s Llangollen Eisteddfod.

The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will see the successful boy soprano or treble join the cast of the classic opera, Tosca, in the role of Shepherd Boy, completing the star studded line-up which includes world renowned soprano Kristine Opolais and the powerful tenor, Kristian Benedikt.


Global greats take on Tosca in International Eisteddfod ‘first’

World-class performance of Tosca to headline Tuesday evening concert at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod

Global headliners Sir Bryn Terfel, Kristine Opolais and Kristian Benedikt are to share the stage for the very first time to deliver a unique rendition of Puccini’s Tosca at this year’s Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.