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Holloway Children’s Choir: Llangollen TV competition performances, Oxford and London Concerts (July 2019)

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The Holloway Children’s Choir’s two competition performances at Llangollen were broadcast live on Llangollen TV:

Children’s Folk category:

Children’s Folk Choirs | Corau Alaw Werin i Blant

Junior Children’s

Junior Children’s Choirs | Corau Plant Iau

After performing nine times at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod, the choir began preparing for our Oxford concert on Monday 8th July– our biggest and most challenging concert ever undertaken.  We followed this with a shorter performance in the fascinating Brunel Museum, Rotherhithe, on the following day.



“On the Mountain Top”- Oxford, Holywell Music Room recital


Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford, 7:30pm, Monday 8th July 2019

Conductor: George Holloway, Piano: Tom Green

Choral music for children’s voices by: Richard Strauss – Chen Yi – Zoltán Kodály – Tom Green – George Holloway – Gabriel Fauré -Eugen Suchoň – Yang Hongnian – Wang Liping – Huang Zi – Béla Bartók – Sam Cave – John Rutter

You can watch the English premiere of my Red Cliff below.  The four movements are interspersed with students’ recitations of the corresponding sections of Su Shi’s poem.


This version of Fauré’s Cantique de Jean Racine was also quite successful:


Strauss’s Zueignung also became a favourite of the choir:



“On the Mountain Top”- Rotherhithe, London, Brunel Museum Underground Theatre recital

Underground Theatre, Brunel Museum (Address: Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 4LF)

3pm, Tuesday 9th July 2019

Conductor: George Holloway, Piano: Tom Green

Choral music for children’s voices by: Tom Green –  Eugen Suchoň – Richard Strauss – George Holloway – Zoltán Kodály – Chen Yi – Sam Cave – Yang Hongnian – Wang Liping – Huang Zi – Gabriel Fauré


In this last picture, some of the children stand on the bank of the Thames, joined by three distinguished UK-based composers: Sam Cave, Tom Green, and Rūta Vitkauskaitė (four, if you count me too).