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It is a huge pleasure to introduce our competition syllabus for 2024. Next summer, Tuesday 02 July – Saturday 07 July 2024, we’ll be presenting a number of exciting new competitions with some fabulous opportunities and prizes, which we hope will inspire you to come and join us at this truly international celebration of all things musical and dance.
We will still be offering our familiar categories that we have all come to love all over the world. However, as a way of celebrating the achievements of children and young people, we are introducing our new Young Choir of the World competition (formerly Children’s Choir of the World). For 2024, not only are we offering £750 to the winning choir, but we are also showcasing this wonderful finale in our Wednesday 3 July evening concert, giving each finalist from the Junior Children’s, Senior Children’s and Youth choirs category the chance to perform in the concert to compete for the Young Choir of the World title.
Solo finalists will also have the fantastic opportunity to perform in an evening concert. The International Voice of the Future will be part of the Saturday 6 July evening concert, and for the first time, International Voice of Musical Theatre finalists perform with a live band in the Thursday 4 July evening concert. (not to be missed!!).
We look forward to introducing our new Open Dance (Solo, Duet and Trio) category for under 11yrs, 12-17yrs, and 18yrs & over, the all-new Children’s Open Choirs category, and the exciting return of the Chamber, Adult Folk Song Choirs, Instrumental Ensemble, Vocal and Instrumental Folk Solo.
However, some things never change, and you can rely upon our warm welcome to make you feel right at home. The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is located in the idyllic mountain town of Llangollen in North East Wales, with our main competitions taking place in the magnificent 4,000 seat Royal International Pavilion.
In the words of Dylan Thomas, the famous welsh poet and writer ‘’The town sang and danced, as though it were right and proper as the rainbow or the rare sun to celebrate the old bright turning earth and its bullied people. Are you surprised that people still can dance and sing in a world on its head? The only surprising thing about miracles, however small, is that they sometime happen.’’
We hope you can join this unique and joyful gathering of nations in 2024.
Sarah Ecob, Chair
For general enquiries please contact our Music Office (open Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays) on email email@example.com