Chanteuse Chamber Choir
Musical Director: Sue Brereton-Banks
Formed in 2008 by their conductor Sue Brereton-Banks, the Chanteuse Chamber Choir recently won the Female Choir Category at the 2017 Isle of Man Festival of Choirs and subsequently won the Douglas Borough Council Trophy for the most entertaining choir at the festival. In 2016 they reached the National Selection Stage at the BBC’s Choir of the Year Competition and came second at the Manchester Amateur Choral Competition. In 2015 they toured to the International FIMU Festival in Belfort, France.
Côr Hyn Glanaethwy & Côr Iau Glanaethwy
Musical Director: Cefin Robers / Rhian Roberts
Ysgol Glanaethwy – the Welsh Performing and Music School from Wales – is success on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent (2015) and BBC’s The Last Choir Standing (2008) is only the tip of the iceberg in the long-established school’s story. They have won four times at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod and in 2010 they were awarded two gold and one silver award at the World Choir Games in Shaoxing, China.
Côr Heol Y March
Musical Director: Eleri Robers
Taking their name from a small hamlet in South Wales, Côr Heol y March have been titled Côr Cymru [Choir of Wales] after a televised choral competition between Wales’ finest choirs; Children’s Choir of the World at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod and in 2016, after winning the children’s choir category at the Canta al mar International Choral Festival in Calella, Spain, the choir were awarded a Gold diploma. In November 2015 the choir launched their first CD on the Sain label.
Côr Y Cwm
Musical Director: Elin Llywelyn-Williams
Côr y Cwm is a choir of Welsh Primary School pupils from across the Rhondda Valley in South Wales. Highlights include winning the Youth Choir Category at the BBC’s Choir of the Year Competition in 2016; winning 1st prize in the Junior Children’s Choir Competition at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod; performing on ITV’s ‘Tonight at the London Palladium’ and performing at the opening ceremony of the Welsh Government at the National Assembly in Cardiff in front of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
KZN Midlands Youth Choir
Musical Director: William Silk
The KZN Midlands Youth Choir from South Africa have achieved great success in competition both nationally and internationally. They were awarded 1st place in the Cultural Showcase Category at the 2017 Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod; Silver and Bronze Awards in the Youth, Pop and Folklore Categories at the 2015 Grand Prix of Nations in Magdeburg and the Best Youth Choir at the 2013 ATKV Animato National Choral Competition. Highlights include performing at her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s diamond Jubilee at Westminster Hall in 2012.
Ukrainian Children Chorus “Pearls Of Odessa” & “Odessa”
Musical Director: Larysa Harbuz
Borne out of a passion for choral singing, Ukrainian National Children Chorus, “Pearls of Odessa”, have performed on some of the World’s most prestigious stages including China, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Russia and Taiwan. Conducted by Larisa Garbuz, the choir regularly performs at the Odessa National Academic Theatre of Opera & Ballet. Performances to date include Carmen, Tosca, Turandot and Carmina Burana.