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Two musical superstars join forces at festival

Jazz superstar Jacqui Dankworth and renowned classical guitarist Craig Ogden will be joining forces to wow the audience at a top musical festival. They will be performing together at the North Wales International Music Festival in St Asaph Cathedral on the evening of Thursday, September 27. Their repertoire will include songs by everyone from Paul […]

“Brilliant” performance by boys’ choir brings tears to the eyes of care home residents

Ten members of an acclaimed boys’ choir delivered a moving mid-summer concert which brought tears to the eyes of staff and elderly residents at a care home. The musical evening organised by The Aloud charity and Care Forum Wales was given a resounding verdict of ‘brilliant’ from residents of Springbank Care Home, College Road, Barry, […]

Indian choir brings joy to Nancy, 90

A former Llangollen souvenir shop owner who made it her mission to visit the town’s International Musical Eisteddfod every year was over the moon when one of the most colourful and melodic acts from this year’s event gave a concert at the care home where she now lives. Nancy Povey, 90, a talented pianist and […]

New singing star Rachel living the dream after first solo competition success

A supply teacher from Wrexham came within a whisker of winning one of the main prizes at an international festival even though it was her first ever solo competition. Soprano Rachel Marsh, 24, was a runner up in Pendine International Voice of the Future at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. She revealed that she used […]

Double celebration for choir as search for new singing star gets underway

One of the most successful choirs to have graced the stage at an international festival is making an emotional return as it marks the 20th anniversary of their greatest ever triumph. The Sirenian Singers, which is also celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, will be closing the concert at this year’s Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod […]

Care home residents tune up for international festival

A group of musical care home residents have been tuning up for an international festival with the help of an opera singer and a top accompanist. Mezzo soprano Jenny Pearson and pianist Annette Bryn Parri who plays regularly for Sir Bryn Terfel spent the day at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham. They were […]

More singers needed for world premiere at international festival

A top conductor who led the Fron Choir to global fame is looking for more singers from North Wales to join a new choir for a world premiere at an international festival. In particular tenors and basses are desperately needed to join the ranks of the Welsh National Opera’s Festival Community Chorus at this year’s […]