Posts Tagged: Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod

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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Manic Street Preachers Rock Llanfest 2017

Iconic Welsh rock band bring Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod 2017 to a roaring close

Llangollen’s annual International Musical Eisteddfod drew to a triumphant close last night with an epic set from Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers at Llanfest 2017.

The band’s first ever Llangollen appearance raised the roof of the Royal International Pavilion as they stormed through favourites from throughout their career, including Everything Must Go, If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next, and A Design For Life.

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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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US Group Crowned Choir of the World

A week of breath-taking competitions rounded of with exciting battle for prestigious titles of ‘Choir of the World’ and ‘Dance Champions of the World’

The 70th anniversary of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod came to an exciting climax last night [SATURDAY 8TH JULY] as two international groups won the dance and choral competitions’ highest accolades.

After a thrilling final, The Aeolians of Oakwood University from the USA were named Choir of the World, while Northern Irish dance group, Loughgiel Folk Dancers were crowned Dance Champions of the World.

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About That Tenor I Owe You…

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod has plenty to spare as it breaks unofficial ‘world record’

Eighty-nine tenors have created a new World Record after filling the Dee Valley with the sounds of iconic song Nessum Dorma, which was made famous by opera superstar Pavarotti’s performance at the World Cup in Italy in 1990.

The impromptu performance took place after the announcement of the winners of the Male Voice Choir category at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod yesterday evening [SATURDAY 8TH JULY], as performers spilled out of the pavilion towards the bar.

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Liquid Spirit…that’s what this is

Globally renowned singer Gregory Porter praises International Eisteddfod during evening of smooth soul and jazz

Jazz, blues and soul singer, Gregory Porter piled praise on the International Eisteddfod during his stunning performance on Friday 7th July, thanking it for its commitment to bringing together people in the spirit of love and peace and supporting the survival of folk music.

Speaking from the stage of the Royal International Pavilion, Porter related two of his great hits to the ethos behind the annual festival: “There’s good vibes here,” he said.

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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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Welsh Refugee Council Nominated for International Peace Prize

Organisation nominated for the Rotary International Peace Award, which recognises peace initiatives both in the UK and internationally

An organisation that works to empower and protect refugees in Wales has been nominated for an international peace prize.

The Welsh Refugee Council has been nominated for the Rotary International Peace Award, for its work promoting tolerance and respect towards refugees, as well as empowering refugees and asylum seekers to build new lives in Wales. (more…)

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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