Tragic MP Jo Cox inspires Eisteddfod’s traditional peace message

The words of murdered MP Jo Cox formed the centrepiece of a poignant Peace Message delivered by students of a Rhos-based theatre group before competition got underway at the Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod.

Members of Theatr yr Ifanc Rhos, a youth theatre group which has more than 60 members, took to the stage at the Royal International Pavilion on Wednesday and gave the traditional message asking the young audience to appreciate the views of others and celebrate their differences. (more…)

Legendary peacemaker Terry Waite unveils plaque at site of first Llangollen Eisteddfod

On the first day of the historic 70th Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, its President, legendary peace campaigner Terry Waite, unveiled a plaque on the field where the first festival was held.

Intended to help heal the scars of World War Two which had ended only two years earlier, that 1947 Eisteddfod was staged on what is now the playing field of Llangollen’s Ysgol Dinas Bran. (more…)

Priceless Pavarotti recording discovered in festival archives

A long forgotten recording of the choir which launched the career of legendary Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti has been rediscovered in the archives of an iconic music festival.

The priceless recording was on a CD hidden among the archives in the Eisteddfod offices and it was found by the festival’s Operations Manager Sian Eagar. (more…)

Hollywood actor Julian heads for blockbuster night in North Wales

A Hollywood actor who has worked with movie greats Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman is heading for a blockbuster performance in North Wales.

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod have pulled off a major coup in signing up Julian Lewis Jones to narrate the concert adaptation of Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen starring internationally acclaimed opera stars Kate Aldrich and Noah Stewart at the opening concert tomorrow evening (Tuesday, July 5). (more…)

Competition A6 Junior Children’s Choir

Adjudicators: Bruce Rogers, Paul Mealor and Aida Swenson

Stage Order Name Country Total Mark Position
2 Côr leuenctid Môn Cymru 84.0 1st
5 Hereford Cathedral Junior School Choir England 81.0 2nd
9 Uppingham Children`s Choir England 80.7 3rd
6 North London Collegiate School Canons Choir England 80.3 4th
7 Kent College Choristers England 79.7 5th
8 Ysgol Gynradd Nantgareding Cymru 79.3 6th
1 Truro School Prep Choir Cornwall England 78.7 7th
4 St Peter and St Paul Chamber Choir England 78.7 7th
3 Four Oaks Cluster Choir England 77.0 8th