Calling A choir of 80 amateur singers is set to become the UK’s most multilingual chorus after learning an eight-language performance from scratch in just 10 rehearsals.
The ambitious ‘Celebration Chorus’ will perform Calling All Dawns, by renowned composer and video game music composer Christopher Tin, at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod’s 70th anniversary festival, as part of it’s evening concert on Wednesday 5th June 2017.
The piece features 12 songs in distinct languages including Farsi, Sanskrit, Swahili, Japanese, Irish, and Maori, eight of which have been taken on by the talented amateur choir.
Grammy award-winning American composer, Christopher Tin, returned to Llangollen last night [WEDNESDAY 5TH JULY] to lead a performance of his renowned 2009 song cycle, Calling All Dawns.
Communicating the message of global unity, the first half of the concert presented audiences with a spectrum of music from symphonic overtures to video game fantasies. The second half of the concert was a special performance of Tin’s song-cycle Calling All Dawns, which included his iconic composition for computer game Civilisation IV, Baba Yetu.
Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod to revive established tradition and create a choir of local talent to celebrate 70th anniversary.
The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is calling for passionate singers to join a special ‘Celebration Chorus’ for the 2017 festival.
In anticipation of the 70th anniversary of the International Eisteddfod, a ‘Celebration Chorus’ of singers is being created, with an open session for people interested in participating, being held at St John’s Church, Llangollen, on Saturday 28th January.