Diversity and Harmony
Today we celebrate the power of participation in the arts – regardless of age, ability or experience. Come along and prepare to be inspired!
Our youngest competitors take to the main stage with the Children’s Folk Song Choirs, Junior Children’s Choirs, Vocal Solo (age 12-15) and Children’s Traditional Folk Dance Group categories. The main stage will also host this year’s Inclusion Project, ‘Tapestry’ involving local groups from diverse backgrounds.
The Inclusion Project ‘Tapestry’ is kindly supported by Grosvenor Insurance Services
For more information about competitions and participants visit In the Pavilion.
The day will be filled with music and dance workshops with plenty of opportunities to try something new…. Our three outside stages will feature the Haberdashers’ Abraham Darby Academy, Confucius Institute and performances from North Wales Opera Studio, young soloists’ Elin Wright and Shea Ferron, and acoustic singer Leonie Anne Kirby, as well as dance workshops from NEW Dance, The Story Teller, circus skills with Panic Circus and a variety of international choirs and folk dance groups.
Into the evening from 4.30pm, we will bring you world music featuring Karandash, traditional folk music from the Balkans and Eastern Europe, and Nabra, traditional Sudanese music, as well as the local ladies choir The Melodics and much more.
The World Stage
|Hong Kong Welsh Male Voice Choir||Welsh male voice choir from Asia, and while aiming to preserve the best traditions of Welsh choral singing, they also try to adapt to local/regional demographics and cultures.||10.30am|
|Mother Touch Dance Group||A group of children who dance from age 5 to 16 from Zimbabwe||11.00am|
|Froggatt Young Singers||A group of young singers who enjoy meeting to sing together in parts and are building their personal, vocal and musical confidence through doing this.||11.30am|
|Cantabile Vocal Ensemble of Columbia Choirs of Seattle||A community-based, auditioned family of choirs with the purpose of training children and youth. Aged between pre-school and high school.||12.00pm|
|Alla Polacca||A Children’s Choir from Poland who love to sing. They are capable of performing at the highest, even professional level.||12.30pm|
|Nabra||The sound of the Nabra oud duo is an intoxicating blend of Sudanese and Middle Eastern influences.||1.00pm|
|Karandash||Traditional folk music from the Balkans and Eastern Europe.||2.15pm|
|Punjabi Bhangra Cultural Group||The group represented India with various Punjabi folk dances performance.||3.30pm|
|Froggatt Young Singers||A group of young singers who enjoy meeting to sing together in parts and are building their personal, vocal and musical confidence through doing this.||4.00pm|
|Into the evening….from 4.30pm|
|Nabra||The sound of the Nabra oud duo is an intoxicating blend of Sudanese and Middle Eastern influences.||4.45pm|
|Karandash||Traditional folk music from the Balkans and Eastern Europe.||6.00pm|
The Globe Stage
|The Inclusion Project||This year’s Inclusion Project, ‘Tapestry’ involving local groups from diverse backgrounds. Supported by Grosvenor Insurance Services||10.00am|
|Shea Ferron||16-year-old Shea Ferron will perform a fun session of singing and dancing along with a few ‘songs from the shows’.||12.00pm|
|Haberdashers’ Abraham Darby Academy||A school wind band made up of students from years 7 to 13 and play music of varying styles.||1.00pm|
|North Wales Opera Studio||Their performance will include staged scenes form different operas including Puccini, Mozart, Verdi and Bizet.||2.15pm|
|Elin Wright||A 17-year-old student from Wrexham singing a variety of musical theatre and pop music.||3.30pm|
|Into the evening … from 4.30pm|
|Leonie Anne Kirby
|Her songs are delicate and often wistful, with story-driven lyrics and complex harmonies. As well as performing her own material, her tastes are eclectic.||4.30pm|
|Young Voices of Colorado||Making lifelong friendships through the love of music. Our singers come from 45 different schools and seven counties and the bonds of music through friendship are unbreakable.||5.30pm|
|Music of the Americas||Supported by North Wales Jazz||6.00pm|
The Amphitheatre Stage
|NEW Dance Workshops||These dance and movement workshops will explore Harmony in Diversity, these inclusive participatory dance workshops are open to ages and abilities. You will learn, create and adapt choreography to suit your personal style and flair!||10.30am|
|The Story Teller||Jacqui Blore is a professional musician, story teller and crafter. She is best known for her work as The Story Teller and Piccolos Music.||11.45am|
|A 17-year-old student from Wrexham singing a variety of musical theatre and pop music.||12.45pm|
|NEW Dance Workshops||These dance and movement workshops will explore Harmony in Diversity, these inclusive participatory dance workshops are open to ages and abilities. You will learn, create and adapt choreography to suit your personal style and flair!||1.45pm|
|The Story Teller||Jacqui Blore is a professional musician, story teller and crafter. She is best known for her work as The Story Teller and Piccolos Music.||3.00pm|
|Ordsall Acapella Singers||A diverse group of people brought together by their love of singing.||4.00pm|
|Pembina Trails Voices||Pembina Trails Voices an award-winning choral program affiliated with the Pembina Trails Schools Division in Winnipeg||4.30pm|
|Holloway Children’s Choir||A Chinese children’s choir with an English conductor, steeped not only in the Anglican and European choral traditions, but also in Chinese traditional and classical music.||5.30pm|
|Into the evening…|
|The Melodics||A local ladies choir from Llangollen who sing for fun and friendship.||6.00pm|
The Harmony Centre
|Akhand Yoga Session||8.30|
|International Craft Stall||11.00|
|Confucius Institute Calligraphy and Kite painting||13.00|
|Confucius Institute Tea Ceremony and Chinese knots||14.00|
A creative space where visitors can tell, listen to and exchange stories about the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.
A place to have conversations and generate ideas about the future of the Eisteddfod.