The Holloway Children’s Choir has had some fantastic news: we have been selected to compete in the Junior and Junior Folk competitions at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod next Summer!
Info on the Eisteddfod can be found here: https://international-eisteddfod.co.uk/
I’m so proud of the children for this achievement, and I can’t wait to bring them to the UK. We are preparing for our winter concert at the end of December, footage of which I can share when the time comes; in the meantime, here are some of the videos we made for the application to Llangollen.
Kodály, Esti Dal:
You can see a rehearsal of this piece, where I think they sing quite well too! It’s not an easy piece to sing.
Béla Bartók: Song of Loneliness (English version by Geoffry Russell-Smith)
Huangzi: Seeing Plum blossom in the snow (extract)
Benjamin Britten: Friday Afternoons Op.7, No.3 “Cuckoo”
Two Chinese folk songs:
Jasmine Flower (Jiangsu folk song) arr. Yang Hong Nian
A Ma Lei Ho (Tibetan Mountain Song) arr. Chen Yi (extracts)