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Sensational soprano Sian crowned International Voice of the Future

A “sensational” young soprano won one of the main prizes at an international festival. Sian Dicker, 26, was crowned as the International Voice of the Future at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. She was presented with the brand new Pendine Trophy and a cheque for £6,000 by Mario Kreft MBE, proprietor of the arts loving sponsor, […]

Guide Dogs charity bowled over by fund-raiser

A Wrexham bowling alley is striking out in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind. The charity will be taking over a batch of lanes for a fund-raising challenge at Tenpin at the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre on Monday, July 24. The money will go towards providing people like partially-sighted Heather Worofka, of Penycae near […]

Peace champion Terry Waite gives his backing to care home’s pioneering Eisteddfod music sessions

Legendary peace campaigner Terry Waite has given his seal of approval to a special event which saw care home residents harmonising with schoolchildren at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. The festival’s iconic president dropped by as people from Pendine Park care homes in Wrexham were enjoying a sing-along with youngsters from primary schools in the area […]

Gem of a singer Kellyann hits high notes

A gem of a singer from Wrexham is proving to be a smash – with 17,000 hits for her latest number on YouTube. When things get a little quiet in the Pandora jewellery store at Eagles Meadow shopping centre the sales staff often call on their colleague Kellyann Wight to give them a song. And […]

Singer Sheena set to star on international stage

A care practitioner with a “voice of an angel” who wowed opera star Sir Bryn Terfel will take centre stage at a global event. Sheena Miranda, 29, who works for the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham, will be competing in the open folk category at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Back in 2003 she […]

Tenpin bowling puts Wrexham charity for autistic youngsters in the frame

A Wrexham bowling alley is striking out to help a charity which supports children with autism. As part of its rolling programme to boost good causes, Tenpin at the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre helping local charity Your Space to raise funds. The charity provides social opportunities, activities and clubs for 200 children and young people […]

Knight at the opera’s amazing year

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 […]

Mega prize attracts record number of the world’s best young singers

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 […]

Piano prodigy to perform just hours after his A-level maths exam

A “breath-takingly talented” young pianist will have a starring role at the launch concert of an international music festival – just after sitting an A level exam. Julian Gonzalez, 17, a pupil of Ysgol Dinas Bran, in Llangollen, will be enchanting the audience at St Asaph Cathedral at 7.30pm on Wednesday, June 28. The concert […]

Inspirational young singer Joseph chosen to star with Sir Bryn Terfel

An “inspirational” young singer who overcame a rare kidney condition has landed a dream role to perform with opera superstar Sir Bryn Terfel. Joseph Elwy Jones, 11, will take to the stage at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod as the Shepherd Boy in a star-studded production of Puccini’s classic opera, Tosca. The concert on Tuesday, […]