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DAY 3 at the Eisteddfod

Saturday at the Llangollen Eisteddfod

Written by Region President Elect Susan Haywood

There was an air of excitement and buzz in the Soroptimist International tent when the choir, sponsored by the LIME committee, awaited their results of the competition.  And whilst they waited, the E. Mikeladze Central Music School Choir from Georgia, descended on the tent and devoured the drinks and biscuits we had prepared for them, and chose gifts from a selection of bags, scarves and jewellery, with a great deal of delight.

There was an SI Chester presence on Saturday – in the morning Penny Danczac and Debbie Hagan, then in the afternoon Susan Haywood and Wendy Thompson.  Also volunteering in the afternoon was Sandra Evans from Bebington as well as Pam Cheesley-Hollinshead, as the LIME in-charge.

At 1.17pm the choir took to the main stage to perform.  Pam went to watch them and reported how beautifully they sang.  After the competition the choir made their way to the tent and were presented with a certificate and £500.00.

They were extremely pleased with the donation which will help with their formidable expenses.  We were delighted when they sang for us outside the tent to rapturous applause by all those around.  The song was melancholic with beautiful harmonies that hushed the crowd.

An inspirational moment.

Pam was later presented with a bottle of wine and gift from Georgia.

It was a sunny day with some welcome breeze.  Whilst it seemed on a smaller scale than previous pre-Covid years, there was still a charming atmosphere of happy people.  Colour drifted past the tent in the form of choirs dressed elegantly in crimson lace, children in their country’s costumes with flower haloes and the odd dinosaur and red dragon.  A lovely way to spend an afternoon in this prestigious event.

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