Storyhouse and Llangollen Eisteddfod present The Calgary Girls Choir

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

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