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Saturday, July 8, 2023

Eisteddfod competition finals results announced

* Celebrations on the Pavilion stage as the winners of Choir of the World are announced.

Super Saturday results of competitions at the Eisteddfod have just been announced.

Festival officials say the finals saw one of the most closely fought competitions at the Eisteddfod for many years.  

Here are the judges winners:

Choir of the World:

Winners: Kammerchoir Manila – Philippines

Runners Up:

Cantilon Chamber Choir – Canada

Delaware Choral Scholars – USA

Le Voci – England

International Conductor’s Prize: Heather Johnson of Cantilon Chamber Choir – Canada

Lucille Armstrong Dance Champions 2023:

Winners: Labschool Kebayoran Senior Highschool – Indonesia

Runners Up:

Loughgiel Folk Dancers – Northern Ireland

Soul Oasis Cultural Ambassadors – Trinidad & Tobago

Pendine International Voice of the Future:

Winner: Zihua Zhang – China

Runner-Up: Owain Rowlands - Wales

Charlotte Kelso - Australia 

The Eisteddfod says: "A huge congratulations to everyone who has competed and performed over the last week, we've had an absolute ball, and your joy in sharing your music and dance has really captured the town and far beyond.

"It's not over yet - we have one more day. Join us on Sunday, for a final day with all inclusive tickets from only £10, which includes a public operatic masterclass with our head vocal judge, Martin Fitzpatrick and four exceptional singers from 10:00. This is followed by our Voice of Musical Theatre 1st round, the first ever Dance Off, community bands, activities and performances including a talk and book signing with former BBC Breakfast News host, Louise Minchin, AND an all new concert from 18:30 with the finals of Voice of Musical Theatre, and performances from our top dance groups, Mother Touch Zimbabwe, Dance Champion finalists Soul Oasis Trinidad & Tobago and Loughgiel Northern Ireland, and our winners Labschool from Indonesia." 

* Tickets and listings on the Eisteddfod website:

* llanblogger pictured Choir of the World winners Kammerchoir of Manila singing at St Collen's Church on Friday lunchtime. They had been due to give a recital there the previous day but had to re-arrange it when their plane from the Philippines was cancelled.

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