Posts Tagged: 70th Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.

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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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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‘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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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…)

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.

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Sons of founder of iconic festival make emotional return to 70th Eisteddfod

THE sons of the founding father of the iconic festival made an emotional return as VIP guests at the 70th Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.

Brothers Peter and Selwyn Tudor both attended the event on Friday and were met by the Eisteddfod president Terry Waite CBE and the chairman, Rhys Davies, and Selwyn and his family stayed on for the Friday night concert. (more…)

Opera star Bryn Terfel joins the kids in Eisteddfod music workshop

Opera superstar Bryn Terfel harmonised with youngsters having fun with music at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.

Taking a break from rehearsals for the 70th Gala Classical Concert, Bryn paid a whistle-stop visit to the tent where the award-winning Pendine Park care organisation was hosting a morning of musical workshops as part of the festival’s Children’s Day activities.

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Legendary peacemaker Terry Waite unveils plaque at site of first Llangollen Eisteddfod

On the first day of the historic 70th Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, its President, legendary peace campaigner Terry Waite, unveiled a plaque on the field where the first festival was held.

Intended to help heal the scars of World War Two which had ended only two years earlier, that 1947 Eisteddfod was staged on what is now the playing field of Llangollen’s Ysgol Dinas Bran. (more…)