Posts Tagged: Collabro

Sounds of summer: readers’ festival experiences from around the world (The Guardian)

An excerpt from a short piece in The Guardian newspaper written by one of our volunteers:

‘The whole crew is like a giant family’ 

I’m from a village just a few miles away from Llangollen in north-east Wales, where the Eisteddfod festival is held every year. I haven’t missed a festival since I was born, so I’ve been to 20 of them. 21 if you count when Mum was five months pregnant with me.

I was working there this year. I’m part of the sound crew on the main stage, which I’ve continued to do every year since I did it for Year 10 work experience. The festival is generally well organised, although it had a few hiccups as with any event of its scale. (more…)

Overseas entries up as festival is set to celebrate historic milestone

The number of overseas choirs and dance troupes heading for an iconic international North Wales international musical festival is up for the first time for several years

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, which was set up to promote peace and harmony in the aftermath of the Second World War, and this month it celebrates an historic milestone, has seen an upsurge in the number of groups entering its competitions. (more…)

Snowflakes recall their Llangollen glory almost 70 years on

Members of a Cardiff children’s choir that won at the first ever Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod are still going strong as the 70th event approaches.

Back in 1947, the Cardiff Snowflakes took the inaugural festival by storm, being crowned the champion children’s choir and going on to make records and tour extensively. (more…)

Return visit to Llangollen is dream come true for Collabro star Thomas Redgrave

A musical theatre boy band who won TV’s Britain’s Got Talent and reduced star judge Amanda Holden to tears are headed to North Wales.

Collabro will be starring with Kerry Ellis, the First Lady of the West End, in the Voices of Musical Theatre concert at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod on Wednesday, July 6.

And for one of the band members, Thomas Redgrave, it’s going to mean a happy return to Llangollen where he competed as part of a choir from London some years ago.


Singing queen Kerry heads for Llangollen

The singer dubbed the First Lady of the West End is heading for Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod this summer.

Organisers of the iconic festival have signed up Kerry Ellis who has starred in smash hit musicals in London’s West End and Broadway in New York and is a long-term collaborator of Queen guitarist Brian May.

She will be topping the bill in the Voices of Musical Theatre concert on Wednesday, July 6, when she’ll be sharing the stage with Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro,  the classical and musical theatre boy band.