Monthly Archives: July 2014

IMG_4197

Jo Williamson and Cantabile Rehearsing in St John’s

IMG_4190

Cantabile putting Jo’s advice into action at St John’s

2014_LE_goingonstage

The Girls walking onto the Pavilion stage for their first competition of the day

2014_LE_onstage

Great reaction to their performance of Bobby Shaftoe

2014_LE_group1

Relaxing after their performances

2014_LE_group2

Loving the sunshine and keeping their fingers crossed …

2014_LE_group3

Enjoying the Eisteddfod

2014_LE_fabfour

This is sadly the last Eisteddfod with Cantabile for the fab four …

2014_LE_together_formal

All the girls together outside the Pavilion

2014_LE_together

Jo gives the girls a pep talk

IMG_4229

Nervously waiting for the adjudication in the Pavilion

IMG_4231

Cantabile join the other prizewinning choirs on the stage

2014_LE_prize

Jo and the Cantabile girls enjoying their well-earned success on the stage

Cantabile and the 2014 Llangollen Eisteddfod

Cantabile Girls Choir at Llangollen 2014

Cantabile sing in the Children’s Folk Choir

Jo Williamson’s preparations for the Eisteddfod this year followed their usual precise course aided by the newest member of the team from Hereford Cathedral Schools’s Music department, Mrs Cuthbert, joining forces with Mr Lane our accompaniest.

The choir’s hard work was almost scuppered by a contagion of summer colds which left Jess Price, the lead soloist in ‘I got a Robe’, taking a hit for the team and withdrawing from her vocal solo competition to save her voice for the choir entries. Our other two soloists were Rachel Roper in ‘O Waly Waly’ and Charlotte Pawley in ‘A Bunch of Thyme’.

Although no choir to date has won three years in a row, Cantabile gave it their all and despite the strength of the competition won third place in the Children’s Folk Choir. They gained the third highest mark across the three Children’s choir classes for their renditions of ‘A Bunch of Thyme’ and ‘Bobby Shaftoe’.

The welsh choir Côr Heol-y-March , who Cantabile just pipped to 6th place in the Senior Children’s Choir competition, won Choir of the World. The Russian Krasnoyarsk City Children’s Choir in the Children’s Folk Choir competition was spectacular to watch.

You can enjoy all the entries at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod website on Llangollen.tv and have fun seeing if you agree with the judges who had some tough choices! You can also glimpse edited clips on the welsh television channel S4/C.

If you like Cantabile’s performances please feel free to like, share, link to and comment.