Festival of music, dance and peace opens for entries for the 2018 International Eisteddfod
The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is calling out to talented singers, dancers and instrumentalists to join others from across the globe and enter its competitions, which will take place from 3rd – 8th July 2018.
Successful entrants will compete for a range of prestigious titles including Dance Champions of the World, International Voice of the Future, International Voice of Musical Theatre and the jewel in the crown of the festival, Choir of the World.
Crowds at the Llangollen Eisteddfod were brought to their feet to deliver a roaring standing ovation following a breathtaking performance of Puccini’s Tocsa on Tuesday 4th July.
Internationally renowned opera stars Sir Bryn Terfel, Kristine Opolais, Kristian Benedikt shared the stage at for the very first time to deliver the powerful and unique rendition of the dramatic love story.
The performance at the International Eisteddfod, sponsored by Pendine Park, featured three of the opera world’s most admired talents, accompanied by the acclaimed Welsh National Opera Orchestra, and saw a successful end to the second day of the 70th anniversary festival.
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.
An organisation that speaks out to alleviate suffering and a weapons amnesty initiative have both won the Rotary International Peace Award.
The Oswestry-based British Ironworks and Médecins Sans Frontières were jointly awarded the accolade at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod’s 70th Anniversary Opening Concert on Monday 3rd July.
Sir Bryn Terfel has described how being knighted by the Queen was one of the proudest days of his life – along with the birth of his first daughter..
The globally renowned bass baritone was speaking ahead of his appearance at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod where he’ll be starring in a special production of the classic opera Tosca on Tuesday, July 4.
He revealed he even persuaded Buckingham Palace to give him an extra ticket so that his three sons and his fiancee Hannah Stone could all attend the ceremony.
Search for Voice of the Future Competition entrants heats up as prize fund increases to record high.
Twenty-four of the world’s best young singers are flocking to North Wales to compete for a prestigious new international prize.
Competitors from as far afield as Switzerland, the Philippines, the USA and China will be competing for the title of International Voice of the Future at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod on Thursday, July 6.
The record number of entrants has been attracted by the boost given to the prize fund by the arts-loving Pendine Park care organisation and the Sir Bryn Terfel Foundation.
Original 1947 International Eisteddfod Competitors, Colne Valley Male Voice Choir to join forces with the formidable Froncysyllte (Fron) and Rhosllanerchrugog (Rhos) male voice choirs for the festival’s 70th Anniversary Opening Concert
A male voice choir that performed at the first ever International Eisteddfod in 1947 will sing alongside two of Wales’ most prolific male voice choirs at the event’s landmark 70th Anniversary opening concert on Monday 3rd July.
Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod giving unique opportunity for young boy to join global greats in one-off performance of Tosca
Time is running out for a talented boy soprano or treble to apply for the chance to perform with Sir Bryn Terfel on stage at this year’s Llangollen Eisteddfod.
The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will see the successful boy soprano or treble join the cast of the classic opera, Tosca, in the role of Shepherd Boy, completing the star studded line-up which includes world renowned soprano Kristine Opolais and the powerful tenor, Kristian Benedikt.
Generous donation from Rotary Club of Denbigh to Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod to contribute to on going success of cultural festival
As fundraising for this year’s Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod – the event’s 70th anniversary – gathers pace, one of the event’s long-standing supporters has pledged a further £1,000 donation.