4 weeks to go!
We travel to Llangollen on Sunday 6 July for a full day of rehearsing for the opening concert of the Llangollen International Eisteddfod; Sweeney Todd, starring Bryn Terfel, Wynne Evans and Shan Cothi amongst others. Ysbrodoliaeth (the show choir section of Nidus Children's Choir) are forming part of the chorus for this concert performance of Sweeney Todd.
The concert itself is on the evening of Monday 7th July, with a full day of rehearsing that day as well. We then travel back to Cwmbran for our next adventure.
On Tuesday 8th July, we set off for Stanstead to catch our (very) early morning flight to Latvia on Wednesday 9th July. Then our World Choir Games adventure will begin!
Full details are still being finalised, but we know we will be competing on Saturday 12th July, with our awards ceremony (where we will find out how we did) on Sunday morning 13th July. We hope to be able to meet choirs from all over the world while we're there, as well as see a little bit of Latvia and Riga. Rumour has it that the weather in Latvia in July is hot and sunny. We're all hoping so!
Final preparations are now really hotting up - we are gathering Welsh gifts and souvenirs for the children to exchange with people they meet in Riga, the performance costumes are being finished off, our flights and baggage are booked and (most importantly!) the choir's competition pieces are being fine tuned and perfected so they can give the best performance of their lives!
These really are exciting times for the choir, and we will report back on all of our adventures in due course (perhaps even from Latvia if we find internet access).