• NEW Sinfonia partners with the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod this Christmas.
  • There will be 2 concerts at the Llangollen Pavilion on December 23, led by refugees to promote peace.
  • They will present The Snowman with Live Orchestra, NEW Voices (inc. refugees) and NEW Sinfonia.

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod are continuing their partnership with NEW Sinfonia and are promising “…unique Christmas Concerts promoting peace at the Llangollen Pavilion Hall this Christmas.”  They have announced 2 concerts in Llangollen on Saturday, 23rd December at 12pm and 3.30pm. Both concerts feature performances by NEW Voices and NEW Sinfonia.

Refugees from Ukraine will lead, sing and perform with NEW Sinfonia in these concerts.  Each concert will culminate with a performance of the quintessential festive film, The Snowman, with the music performed live by NEW Sinfonia.

The concerts will take place on Saturday, 23 December in the hall at the Llangollen Pavilion. The events will raise money for a refugee charity and the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.  They have the twin aim of promising a truly magical experience for families at Christmas with a message of peace and reconciliation.   This follows on from their critically acclaimed White Flower (Lleisiau Llan) concert at the Llangollen Eisteddfod in July.

Robert Guy, NEW Sinfonia Co-Artistic Director said, “The Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod has long been the cornerstone of the cultural landscape in North Wales and we believe our organisations are naturally placed to work together promoting peace.  We are also continuing our work with refugees from Ukraine who will be leading our performances which we hope will be truly magical.   This concert will be truly breath-taking and we can’t wait to present The Snowman like people in Llangollen haven’t seen before.”

Life Vice-President of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod Keith Potts said, “The White Flower concert in July was amazing and promoted our ethos of peace and reconciliation.  This message is as relevant as it was when we started our Eisteddfod in 1947.  We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with NEW Sinfonia this Christmas.  These are concerts not to be missed and we believe people will have a magical experience whilst remembering those who don’t enjoy the peace we do in the UK.”

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