The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod


(Mid-Wales Festivals and Shows)


Royal International Pavilion
Abbey Road
LL20 8SW
Llangollen
Denbighshire
Wales
01978 862001
www.international-eisteddfod.co.uk


 

 

 

Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is more than a renowned choral music festival. It is a celebration of music, dance, costume and culture from nations around the world.

Every summer since 1947 Llangollen has staged one of the world's most inspirational cultural festivals. Each year around 4,000 performers and as many as 50,000 visitors converge on this beautiful small Welsh town and its International Pavilion; to sing and dance in a unique combination of competition, performance, and international peace and friendship.

Its competitions climax with the prestigious 'Choir of the World', which determines the best overall choir of the event.

In 2005 Luciano Pavarotti added his name to the competition in recognition of his appreciation of the festival and its influence on his career. Organisers of an exhibition to celebrate the links of superstar tenor Luciano Pavarotti to a top festival have been delighted with the 'fantastic' response. Among those who got in touch was retired nurse Hafwen Ryder who has vivid memories of Pavarotti at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod.

She was still a teenager and a volunteer usher in the marquee where the Chorus Rossini from Modena in Italy performed to win the Male Voice Choir competition in 1955.

Hafwen, 75,who now lives in Chirk, said: "I remember the choir performing and that they were very good but of course no-one knew who Pavarotti was then.
"I do have a limited edition picture of Pavarotti when he came back to the Eisteddfod in 1995 and I'm happy to loan that to the Pavarotti exhibition being staged at this year's event in July."

 

www.international-eisteddfod.co.uk

 



 

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