Cantabile Girls have entered the following classes at the Eisteddfod this year:
- B2 (Senior Children’s Choir) Wednesday 9th July
- B3 (Children’s Folk Song Choir) Wednesday 9th July
- C1 (Voice of the Future) Prelim 10th July, Final 11th July
- C2 (Under 18′s Vocal Solo) Tuesday 8th July
- C3 (Over 18′s Vocal Solo) Wednesday 9th July
There is more information about how to attend the Festival and support Cantabile and the other talented singers competing at the official Llangollen International Eisteddfod Festival website.
Hereford Cathedral School and Friends have organised a stunning performance of Vivaldi Gloria on the 19th March 2014 which includes Mozart Clarinet Concerto and other works. Three of the Cantabile girls will be singing solos in the concert:
- Soprano: Serena Linley-Adams
- Mezzo soprano: Jess Price
- Alto: Charlotte Pawley
Members of Cantabile will be amongst the Chorus of this first for Hereford and the Courtyard.
This will be the first time that Chetham’s School of Music have come to Hereford. The concert, together with the two days of workshops with local schools leading up to it, is a collaboration with The Courtyard and Herefordshire Music Education Hub.
The programme will include the chamber arrangement, by Edward Watson, of William Walton’s Henry V – A Shakepeare Scenario.
Conductor: Stephen Threlfall
Narrator: David Durant
It will also include a world premiere of a new work by a Chetham’s student which was inspired by the text of Henry V. The solo and duo performances will be given by outstanding Chetham’s students.
Local generosity from Claridge Nursing Homes and The Friends of Herefordshire Museum and Arts have provided the funding.
Cantabile has been named as one of ‘the very best of school choirs in the UK’ helping Birmingham reverberate with the sound of BBC’s Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year as they attempt to win the coveted title.
The other five senior school choir semi-finalists that will being singing their chosen hymn are:
The Rochester Grammar School from Kent, Lincoln Minster School, The Grey Coat Hospital School from London, “Cantabile” from Hereford Cathedral School, Godolphin from Salisbury and Highgate School from London.
It promises to be a memorable line up and ‘a real family treat for audiences’ according to Tommy Nagra, Head of Business Development, BBC Birmingham.
More details about the event and the Junior Choirs too are in the BBC news release: