Posts Tagged: Eisteddfod Gerddorol Ryngwladol Llangollen

Last Call For Group Entries for Llangollen 2018

Deadline for group entries for the 2018 International Eisteddfod Festival of music, dance and peace set for 24th November 2017

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is calling out to talented groups of singers, dancers and instrumentalists from across the globe to enter its competitions, which will take place from 3rd – 8th July 2018 before the looming deadline of Friday 24th November. (more…)

Plymouth “Kindness Capital” of the UK

Port town named as the kindest place in country, but research reveals that the nation believes people are less kind than a decade ago.

People from Plymouth do good deeds more frequently than anywhere else in the UK, but people across the UK believe that we are less kind as a nation than we were 10 years ago.

The survey, commissioned by international peace festival the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod to mark World Kindness Day [Monday 13th November], also revealed that 83% of people across the country believed that doing a good deed positively affected their mental health. More than half the women polled agreed that undertaking an act of kindness boosted happiness, compared to just a third of men.

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Gold Coast beckons for Wrexham performer

A Wrexham performer who was named the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod’s 2017 International Voice of Musical Theatre is gearing up to tread the boards on Australia’s Gold Coast on Sunday 15th October.

As part of her prize, 22-year-old Megan-Hollie Robertson will join hundreds of exceptional performers in the Gold Coast Eisteddfod’s Musicale. The show is a rousing celebration of musical theatre and one of the highlights of the seven-week long Australian festival of dance and music.

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Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod welcomes new Music Director

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod has announced its 8th Music Director and first ever representative of Greek origin to hold the prestigious title, Vicky Yannoula.

Portfolio musician with international experience, Vicky, joins the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod following successful positions at organisations such as Trinity College London, Middlesex University and the Drake Calleja Trust, succeeding Eilir Owen Griffiths following his six-year tenure.

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Entries Open for Llangollen 2018

Festival of music, dance and peace opens for entries for the 2018 International Eisteddfod

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is calling out to talented singers, dancers and instrumentalists from Shropshire to join others from across the globe and enter its competitions, which will take place from 3rd – 8th July 2018.

Successful entrants will compete for a range of prestigious titles including Dance Champions of the World, International Voice of the Future, International Voice of Musical Theatre and the jewel in the crown of the festival, Choir of the World.

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Standing Ovation for ‘World Class’ Tosca Line-Up

Crowds at the Llangollen Eisteddfod were brought to their feet to deliver a roaring standing ovation following a breathtaking performance of Puccini’s Tocsa on Tuesday 4th July.

Internationally renowned opera stars Sir Bryn Terfel, Kristine Opolais, Kristian Benedikt shared the stage at for the very first time to deliver the powerful and unique rendition of the dramatic love story.

The performance at the International Eisteddfod, sponsored by Pendine Park, featured three of the opera world’s most admired talents, accompanied by the acclaimed Welsh National Opera Orchestra, and saw a successful end to the second day of the 70th anniversary festival.

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Wales Welcomes the World in International Celebration

International competitors were provided a warm and resounding Welsh welcome last night [THURSDAY 6TH JULY] at the Llangollen Eisteddfod’s 70th anniversary International Celebration.

A colourful procession of representatives from some of the 29 countries at this year’s festival were welcomed by a moving performance of beloved Welsh Hymn Calon Lân by Only Boys Aloud Gogledd, as a poignant symbol of Wales welcoming the world.

The procession followed a performance of the annual Peace Message by Ysgol Gwernant and a recital of the newly composed Peace Anthem by Only Boys Aloud Gogledd. Entitled Gobaith yn Ein Cân (Hope in Our Song), the piece was composed by Nia Wyn Jones, with words by Nia and songwriting partner Iwan Hughes, specifically for Only Boys Aloud Gogledd.

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Symphonic Spectacular at Llangollen Eisteddfod

Grammy award-winning American composer, Christopher Tin, returned to Llangollen last night [WEDNESDAY 5TH JULY] to lead a performance of his renowned 2009 song cycle, Calling All Dawns.

Communicating the message of global unity, the first half of the concert presented audiences with a spectrum of music from symphonic overtures to video game fantasies. The second half of the concert was a special performance of Tin’s song-cycle Calling All Dawns, which included his iconic composition for computer game Civilisation IV, Baba Yetu.

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Joint Winners Announced for International Peace Award

An organisation that speaks out to alleviate suffering and a weapons amnesty initiative have both won the Rotary International Peace Award.

The Oswestry-based British Ironworks and Médecins Sans Frontières were jointly awarded the accolade at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod’s 70th Anniversary Opening Concert on Monday 3rd July.

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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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