SI CNWW at International Eisteddfod – Llangollen 2017
Each year Soroptimists from Clubs throughout the Region enjoy running the Friendship and Information Centre at the prestigious Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.
The Eisteddfod dates back to 1947, when the first event was held in this little Welsh town. The concept was the promotion of peace following the second World War. Today musicians and dancers come to Llangollen from all over the world to participate in the various competitions.
The International Eisteddfod 2017 began Monday 3rd July until Sunday 9th July, and we look forward to welcoming visitors from around the world.
Diary of #Soroptimists at Llangollen Eisteddfod 2017
Day 1. Chair of #Soroptimist Llangollen Committee Jenny Wilson says: “A great first day at the Eisteddfod, with plenty of interesting visitors from Germany, Australia and the Philippines. Plus two very tall ladies. A busy and successful day”
Day 2. Great atmosphere today at the Eisteddfod, with plenty of visitors to our hospitality tent, we were very pleased to be able to share with our visitors all the worthwhile projects we do locally, nationally and internationally. So wonderful to have the Region information display boards.
Today we met our sponsored choir and very cute they were too. trying to keep cool in their very warm Estonian costumes was quite difficult
Day 3. Today our lovely choir from Musamari Choral School in Estonia came to visit the tent
Day 4. Friday was another busy day at Llangollen Eisteddfod. Sue Elan Jones MP for South Clwyd made her annual visit to the tent to ask about our work and to encourage us to continue. Our Sponsored choir sang on the stages then visited the Soroptimist tent. Region President Denny presented them with a commemorative plaque -and then they sang for us. Jenny Wilson chair of the Eisteddfod Committee said: “The singing was magical and uplifting”. At the end of the afternoon the many choirs dance groups and musicians from around the world gathered ready to parade through Llangollen town. #Soroptimists at work – what a pleasure it is!
Final day and more visitors at our the tent, MP for Wrecsam Ian Lucas came to see our display and to talk about our Soroptimist work, and TV personality Connie Fisher dropped by to say Hello. Throughout the week the children visiting the tent have been making Red Dragons. A visitor said today, “The Eisteddfod is a happy event – People from all over the world come together for music and dance, it is how it should be”
Children´s Choir of Musamari Choral School
This year our Region is sponsoring the Children’s Choir of the Musamari Choral School from Estonia.
The Choir School was founded in 2006 and consists of girls aged 8 to 14. The choir has taken part in several music projects, Song Celebrations, festivals and competitions in Estonia and abroad. They have worked together with Estonian top musicians, singers and composers, including seven concert projects in cooperation with Estonian Youth Symphony Orchestra. Musamari has also won numerous prizes in competitions:
Please visit this page to see pics and information as they happen at the International Eisteddfod