NOTE: This content is old - Published: Monday, Feb 13th, 2012.
A young star who appeared on Britain’s Got Talent and an international operatic tenor will be among the performers at a special concert to raise funds for the Llangollen Eisteddfod.
Teenage soprano Faryl Smith who rose to fame as a finalist on the ITV talent show, will share the stage with Adriano Graziani at the gala event at the William Aston Hall in Wrexham.
All the artists appearing are former competitors at the Eisteddfod who are helping to raise much needed funds for this year’s festival in July.
Faryl Smith is now a world famous platinum selling classical singer, but she first found success as a 10 year old performer on the stage at Llangollen when she won the junior solo competition.
Neath born Adriano Graziani is a protégé of renowned tenor Dennis O’Neil and is now receiving rave reviews for his powerful operatic performances throughout Europe. The accompanist for the soloists will be Owen Maelor Roberts.
The compere for the evening will be Sian Lloyd, the BBC Wales newsreader, who will be presenting a packed line up of song and dance.
Also appearing will be The Orlyk Ukranian Dance Ensemble who won first prize when they first came to the Eisteddfod in 1958 and they have been regular visitors ever since.
Cor Rhuthun and conductor Robart Arwyn will be using the night to help celebrate the choir’s 30th anniversary and there will also be a performance by the 85 strong youngsters who form Cor Ysgol Morgan Llwyd under the directorship of the school’s Head of Music, Ann Woodward.
The concert takes place at the William Aston Hall, Wrexham on Friday March 2 at 7.30pm. Tickets costing £15.00 can be obtained from the Eisteddfod office on 01978 862001.
A special concert and coach ticket is also available priced at £20.00, these tickets must be pre booked from either the Eisteddfod office or from Enid Law on 01978 869285. The coach will leave Market St. at 6pm picking up at Trefor, Acrefair and Ruabon, returning at the end of the concert.