Posts Tagged: Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod

Alfie Boe Dazzles at International Eisteddfod Opening Night

Much-loved tenor captivates audience as he makes his fourth appearance in ten years at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod

Acclaimed tenor, the much-loved Alfie Boe, provided a dazzling start to the 2018 Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod as he took the pavilion stage last night [TUESDAY 3RD JULY].

Dubbed ‘Britain’s favourite tenor’ the hugely successful recording artist, West End and Broadway sensation was joined by his ensemble of stellar musicians, as he showcased some of his new and best loved songs to a full house.

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NSPCC’s Pantosaurus drops into Llangollen Eisteddfod to help keep children safe

Hundreds of schoolchildren have seen a musical performance with a difference at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod while learning how to keep themselves safe.

The NSPCC’s dinosaur mascot Pantosaurus appeared on the main stage on Tuesday (3 July) to promote the leading children’s charity’s ‘PANTS’ campaign to children from around 45 schools.

The campaign has helped more than 400,000 parents across the UK talk to their children about sexual abuse since it launched four years ago. Talking PANTS is designed to teach children that their body belongs to them, they have the right to say no and to tell someone they trust if they’re ever worried about anything. (more…)

Llangollen to join the big NHS Singalong Live!

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod will be joining the NHS choir, staff and music stars from throughout the UK, in a national live singalong to celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS.

A brand new one-off live ITV programme on Wednesday 4th July will capture the crowds in Llangollen, NHS choir, celebrities and crowds coming together to try and beat a record for the biggest live sing along to be broadcast. The singalong in Llangollen will take place as the finale to the Classical Collection concert. (more…)

Peace through time at the International Eisteddfod

As we approach the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod (3rd – 8th July), its historical peace message remains at the core of the festival’s ethos. Since 1952, through to present day, Llangollen children have shared a message of goodwill to the world from the festival’s Royal Pavilion Stage.

Children from Ysgol Dinâs Bran will present this year’s message on Thursday 5th July during the evening concert, through a special performance of mime and narration – bringing modernity and flair to the initiative. They will close with a contemporary peace song entitled ‘Peace at Last’, in keeping with the theme of the message. (more…)

Chester to host International Eisteddfod Outreach Project

During the week of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, singers from across the Atlantic will be performing throughout Chester to help promote the festival’s message of peace and goodwill.

Attracting up to 4,000 performers and up to 50,000 visitors annually, the International Eisteddfod takes place every year during the first week of July.  This year, there will be an opportunity for Chester audiences to appreciate some of the exceptional talent, with several free performances scheduled at the Storyhouse and Chester Cathedral. (more…)

Llanfest Full line-up Revealed

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod has revealed the full star-studded outside stage line-up for this year’s Llanfest (Sunday 8th July, 2pm).

Multi-platinum English indie pop-legends, Kaiser Chiefs will be headlining on the main stage, supported by renowned pop rock band Hoosiers and nineties icons Toploader.

Llanfest is fast becoming a ‘music Mecca’ to see emerging bands on the outside stages during the day before the headliners take to the main stage in the evening. This year festival-goers will be able to enjoy three outdoor stages, jam-packed with rock, pop and indie music.

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International Eisteddfod preparations off to a flying start

The Welsh hills were brought alive with the sound of music last week, as members of the Froncysyllte Male Voice Choir demonstrated their vocal technique whilst swinging through the sky on Europe’s highest five seater swing.

Hoisted at over 80ft in the air, members aged between 60 – 80 years were put through their vocal paces, holding their notes, not breath, whilst reaching dizzying heights in preparation to sing under pressure at this year’s International Eisteddfod.

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International Eisteddfod celebrates World Piano Day by revealing repertoire for two-pianos performance

To celebrate World Piano Day [Thursday 29th March] the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod has revealed the repertoire for its Music Director, Vicky Yannoula’s performance with acclaimed pianist Peter Jablonski.

Forming part of The Classical Collection on Wednesday 4th July, pianists Vicky and Peter will take to the stage of the International Pavilion for a moving collaboration, featuring well-known and much-loved pieces, in a performance inspired by the power and magic of the piano.

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Llanfest Headline Sponsor Announced as Tickets Hit General Sale

Wrexham-based multidisciplinary contractor, Knights Construction Group, has lent its support to the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, through the sponsorship of its hugely popular Llanfest festival on Sunday 8th July 2018.

The announcement comes as tickets for star-studded line up of Kaiser Chiefs, The Hoosiers and Toploader go on general sale on Thursday 22nd March 2018.

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