Feb 13, 2012

Faryl Smith and Adriano Graziani at Wrexham’s William Aston Hall - Stars Return To Their Eisteddfod Roots For Gala

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Faryl Smith
A Britain’s Got Talent star and an international tenor will be among the performers at a special fundraising concert for Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Teenage soprano Faryl Smith, who shot to fame on the hit ITV talent show, joins Adriano Graziani at the gala event at Wrexham’s William Aston Hall.Tickets for the concert on Friday 2 March (7.30pm) are now on sale and can be purchased via the Eisteddfod Box Office on 01978 862001. 

Faryl Smith won the junior solo competition as a 10 year-old at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. The world famous platinum-selling classical singer also returned to sing alongside Russell Watson at a sell-out concert at last year’s 65th Eisteddfod. Neath-born Adriano Graziani is a protégé of renowned tenor Dennis O’Neil. He also performed at the Eisteddfod and is now receiving rave reviews for his powerful operatic performances throughout Europe.

Eilir Owen-Griffiths, the Eisteddfod’s Musical Director, said: “It’s great to have support from performers who, despite their success, still have such a special bond with the Eisteddfod. The money raised with this kind of event is a way to help ensure that Llangollen can continue to provide a platform for young and talented performers for many years to come.”

BBC Wales newsreader Sian Lloyd will host the evening which also includes performances from past Eisteddfod competitors Orlyk Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, Côr Rhuthun, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and Côr Ysgol Morgan Llwyd. 

Tickets, which cost £15.00, are also available from Glyndwr University Box Office (01978 293293), Wrexham Tourist Information Office and Ysgol Morgan Llwyd.

The line-up for the 2012 Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod has already been announced with stars including Alfie Boe, Wynne Evans, Lesley Garrett, Karl Jenkins, Alison Balsolm and Nicola Bendetti all scheduled to perform at the summer event. Tickets for these concerts – held between 3 and 8 July 2012 – can also be purchased via the Llangollen website and Box Office. 

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