The first full day of competitions is not to be missed as children’s choirs and folk dance groups take centre stage. One of the most inspiring initiatives of the Eisteddfod, the award-winning Inclusion Project, supported by Grosvenor Insurance Services will be performed under the theme ‘Kaleidoscope’ and promises to be as moving as ever.
In the Pavilion today:
- Choir: Junior Children’s Choir – This children’s choir competition is for singers aged 12 and under. They will be singing a contrasting programme of 7 minutes, which will include an arrangement by a living composer.
- Solo: Vocal Solo 12-15 – This competition is for singers aged 12 to 15. Soloists will perform a programme of music for 6 minutes. The prelim will be in the town and then three soloists will go through to the final on the main stage in the pavilion.
- Instrumental: Young Instrumentalist – This competition is for instrumentalists aged 19 to 28. This prestigious prize is intended to advance the career of a young classical musician. Only classical instruments will be played in this competition. The prelim will be in the town and then three instrumentalists will go through to the final on the main stage in the pavilion.
Children’s Choir of the World Winner Announcement
In celebration of the fantastic standard of choral singing achieved by children and young people at the Eisteddfod, we have introduced a special trophy just for children’s choirs. The winner will receive an International Trophy and £500; the most inspiring conductor will receive £200. Prize money and trophy donated by Dr & Mrs Rhys Davies in memory of their son Owen Davies.
- Dance: Contemporary Dance Solo – Brand new for 2020. A solo performance in any genre currently classified as contemporary (this can include all sub genres of street, fusion, concert, revisionism etc) which will last no more than 4 minutes, to a pre-recorded track.
This year’s Inclusion Project, ‘Kaleidoscope’ will be extra special thanks to the generosity of our supporters Grosvenor Insurance Services. Groups from a range of diverse backgrounds will come together to create a unique performance including elements of song and dance. This work will demonstrate diversity through music and dance as a tool to promote peace.
- Dance: Children’s Traditional Folk Dance Group – This competition is for groups under the age of 16. They will be showcasing folk dance traditions from their own culture. They will have musicians and flag-bearers. No pre-recorded music is used for this competition.
- Instrumental: Open Folk Solo (Instrumental) – This competition is for instrumentalists of all ages. Instrumentalists will present a programme representative of a local or regional tradition. The prelim will be held in the town and then three soloists will go through to the final on the main stage in the pavilion.
Family tickets available
Booking fees apply
Price includes reserved seat in the Pavilion