The saxophone-playing chairman of one of the UK’s oldest and most iconic music festivals wants to broaden its appeal to secure its future.
Retired doctor Rhys Davies aims to reach out across the border to attract performers, competitors, concert-goers and visitors to the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. (more…)
One of the world’s most celebrated vocal groups who put some musical fizz into the hit TV series Sex and the City are heading to North Wales.
The critically-acclaimed Swingles have been wowing audiences around the world since 1962 and the current line-up will feature during the prestigious Choir of the World competition at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod on Saturday, July 9. (more…)
Members of a Cardiff children’s choir that won at the first ever Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod are still going strong as the 70th event approaches.
Back in 1947, the Cardiff Snowflakes took the inaugural festival by storm, being crowned the champion children’s choir and going on to make records and tour extensively. (more…)
A choir that has backed the Rolling Stones will be at Llangollen this summer as part of a Californian gold rush.
They reckon there’s choral gold in them thar hills and so four top choirs from the Golden State are headed for the small town in North Wales for a singing shoot-out this July.
The fame of the Choir of the World event and other choral competitions at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod has enticed them to make the 5,000-mile trek to Wales for this summer’s 70th festival. (more…)
One of the world’s top tenors has a musical date with classical superstar Katherine Jenkins OBE at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, it’s been revealed.
Noah Stewart is set for a third appearance at Llangollen in four years as he prepares to join the Welsh mezzo soprano on stage for a concert adaption of Georges Bizet’s opera, Carmen.
According to Stewart, who hails from Harlem, in New York, he can’t wait to perform alongside Katherine in her portrayal of the fiery gypsy, Carmen, in ‘special’ Llangollen, which is one of his favourite concert venues. (more…)
The son of the founding father of the iconic festival will be a guest of honour at the 70th Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod this summer.
And Selwyn Tudor has recalled the occasion when his late father, Harold, gained his initial inspiration to create the event which has become a symbol of worldwide peace and understanding.
In the late 1940s renowned Welsh journalist Harold Tudor had a vision of creating a grand cultural gathering in Llangollen to help heal the scars left by World War Two. (more…)