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Look whose back - Schools day adjudicators announced

We have three familiar faces joining us for 2014’s North Wales Choral Festival. If you competed at last years Festival Schools Day I am sure you will recognise them. We are so excited to welcome back Mari Lloyd Pritchard, Trystan Lewis and Cefin Roberts as our adjudicators for the Festival Schools Day. Last year our three adjudicators did an excellent job and gave such encouraging and helpful feedback, we couldn’t wait to get them back involved for 2014. Here is a little bit more information on our talented trio…

Trystan Lewis

Trystan has been involved with the festival for a few years now and it has always been a pleasure to welcome him back. Trystan has been involved with music, and particularly choirs, for most of his life. He conducted Pantycelyn choir to two national wins whilst an undergraduate at the University of Wales at Aberystwyth. He was appointed Musical Director of the Maelgwn Male Voice Choir at 22 years of age and they have won the Sealink competition, the National Eisteddfod twice and were finalists in the BBC Choir Competition. He is an adjudicator as well being Musical Director of Côr Cymysg Dyffryn Conwy, which he founded.

Mari Lloyd Pritchard

Having graduated in singing at Bangor University, Mari has always been engrossed in her passion as a choral conductor. For the last 9 years she has conducted Côr Ieuenctid Môn - attracting over 80 singers from all over Anglesey and beyond. They have won several Gold awards at the music for youth festival as well as singing at the Royal Albert Hall in London in 2009. They have also made it to the semi -final of the prestigious “Côr Cymru” competition three times where Mari won the award for best conductor in the competition in 2007. Mari has also starred in two choral series’ on S4C encouraging people to sing in choirs and will be adjudicating at National level at the Urdd eisteddfod this year.

Cefin Roberts

Cefin is back for his 2nd year with The North Wales Choral Festival and is also a natural with youth choirs as he was the founder of Ysgol Glanaethwy, the first performing school of its kind in Wales. Cefin studied at Trinity College Carmarthen and Cardiff College of music and drama. In 2003 he was appointed to be the first Artistic Director of Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru. He won the Drama Medal at the Anglesey Eisteddfod in 1988 and at the National Eisteddfod in St. Davids in 2002. Cefin has also been commended on his writing skills and won the Prose Medal at the 2003 National Eisteddfod in Meifod for his first novel ‘Brwydr y Bradwr.’

All three adjudicators can’t wait to see what talent this years festival will bring so if you haven’t registered your spot for the Festival Schools Day – get in touch!

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