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Lucy Thraves

Deputy Editor

Hereford choir voted Children’s Choir of the World

1:28, 11th July 2018

The Cantabile Girls’ Choir of Hereford Cathedral School has been voted joint Children’s Choir of the World.

They tied in first place with the British Columbia Girls’ Choir.

The choirs won the title at the International Musical Eisteddfod Festival in Llangollen, Wales, beating choirs from the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India and Europe.

The International Eisteddford, whose patron is the Prince of Wales, was founded in Llangollen in 1947. This is the first time in its history that an English choir has claimed the children’s choir title.

Jo Williamson, director of Cantabile, said: ‘I was speechless when I heard how well we had done and I couldn’t be prouder of the girls.’

Williamson, a former opera singer, founded the choir over ten years ago. She has since been voted conductor of the year at the International Eisteddfod in past years.


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