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.
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’ 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 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.
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…)
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…)
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.
Limited number of seated and standing tickets still available as iconic acts join Llanfest 2017 bill
Controversial and iconic indie band Reverend and The Makers & Radio 1 regular Huw Stephens have been added to Llanfest line up, supporting Welsh legends Manic Street Preachers.
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.
Entries flood in ahead of Friday 3rd March 2017 deadline following prize fund boost from Pendine Park
A competition to find the world’s best young singers has been flooded with entries after a pioneering care organisation teamed up with opera superstar Sir Bryn Terfel to increase the prize money to £10,000.