Storyhouse and Llangollen Eisteddfod present The Calgary Girls Choir

A taste of Eistedfodd at Storyhouse! Running from
Last event: Tuesday 3 July 2018 at 2.30pm

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  • The Kitchen

Part of: Music

A free, drop in concert in The Kitchen.

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod was established in 1947 to promote peace and goodwill between nations and to provide education and knowledge of the arts through the delivery of an annual festival of music, folklore and dance. For one week each July, Llangollen is where Wales Welcomes the World. During the day, singers, dancers and instrumentalists from around the globe take part in a variety of competitions adjudicated by leading names from the world of music and dance.

Today’s choir is from Calgary, Canada, one of several of the groups competing this year who have Chester as their base for the week, and this concert at Storyhouse is simply to give the people of the city and visitors a ‘taste of Llangollen’.

The Calgary Girls Choir was founded in 1995 by Elaine Quilichini in Calgary, Canada. The award-winning and internationally renowned Calgary Girls Choir (CGC) gives girls and young women a voice while meeting the creative challenge of choral music performance. This Kodály-based program builds skills in confidence, teamwork, projection, listening, perseverance, excellence, leadership, and creativity. Exceptional training in tone quality and musical sensitivity cultivates the beautiful, mature sound of the senior choristers, who push the boundaries of their abilities in the pursuit of choral excellence.

Generally speaking their choir is one that follows the classical style of choral performance. Their repertoire encompasses a wide variety of musical styles and periods including classical composers, new compositions and commissions, folk, gospel, jazz and the avant-garde. Their focus is on the vocal and musical education of their girls as well as the development of the character and spirit of the individual singers. They often employ props, musical instruments and movement and dance to complement and enhance their performances. They rehearse weekly at Knox Presbyterian Church in Calgary Alberta Canada.

The Calgary Girls Choir also has been awarded first place four times in the ACCC National Radio competition for amateur choirs.

Cinema The Super Mario Bros. Movie (PG)

1 hr 32 | AD | With help from Princess Peach, Mario gets ready to square off against the all-powerful Bowser to stop his plans from conquering the world.

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Activities Leadership and Employment Workshop
Garret Theatre

This workshop will explore leadership, identity, communication, and employability skills through discussion and participatory exercises.

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On Stage Cinderella
Storyhouse Theatre

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Activities Boardgames in the Den
The Den

Put down that device and join us for some old-fashioned fun with boardgames in The Den! Will you be the Scrabble Supremo, the Jenga Jubilant or the Card Game King?

Cinema Shazam! Fury of The Gods (12A)

2 hrs 10 | AD | When a vengeful trio of ancient gods arrive on earth, Shazam and his friends get thrust into battle with the fate of the world in their hands.

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Cinema Meet Me In The Bathroom (15)

1 hr 48 | An immersive journey through the New York music scene of the early 2000s where a new generation kick-started a musical rebirth.

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Cinema Metropolis + Live Score (PG)
Movie Theatre

2 hrs 30 | Tensions build between subterranean workers and pampered surface-dwellers so an android is created to re-establish control. But this creation, cannot be controlled…

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On Stage Dee Sign Choir Performance
Garret Bar

Originally formed by Anne Hesketh in 1997 “Dee Sign” Choir performs in British Sign Language (BSL) to music.

Cinema Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio (PG)

1 hr 56 | AD | The story of Pinocchio set in 1930s Italy with the war being the backdrop for this classic tale of a wooden boy, love, loss and listening to your conscience.

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