Côr Eurovision (Eurovision Choir)

July 30, 2019

The second Eurovision Choir competition will take place at the Partille Arena, Gothenburg, Sweden. 10 of Europe’s best amateur choirs will attempt to impress a panel of international choral stars by performing a selection of music, unaccompanied, and in a variety of different styles. Representing Wales will be the winner of the Côr Cymru 2019 competition, Ysgol Gerdd Ceredigion. Morgan Jones presents, with a half an hour taster following the choir as they prepare before the competition.

Côr Eurovision 2019 – Y Daith i Gothenburg

Friday, August 2, 18.35 S4C

1 x 25″

Côr Eurovision

Saturday, August 3, 19.00 S4C

1 x 135″

Galway International Arts Festival

July 29, 2019

Rondo producer at prestigious international festival

One of the themes at Galway International Arts Festival this year was walls and boundaries. Following the excellent response to Y Wal (The Wall or An Balla on TG4), Caryl Ebenzer (Y Wal producer – Rondo/ S4C) along with Síle Nic Chonaonaigh (presenter of the TG4 version) and some of the international contributors, were invited to speak about the experience of co-producing this special series.

 

Dafydd Iwan: Y Prins a Fi

July 6, 2019

50 years since the investiture of Prince Charles as Prince of Wales at Caernarfon Castle, the protest singer and Welsh Language campaigner Dafydd Iwan embarks on a personal journey looking back on one of the most controversial events of the 20th century in Wales.

Sunday, July 7, 20.00 S4C

1 x 60″

Pêl Rwyd ar S4C

July 5, 2019

Gwyliwch dîm Pêl Rwyd Cymru yn herio rhai o oreuon y byd yn fyw ar S4C

The Welsh netball team will welcome world class opposition to Cardiff next month and S4C will be broadcasting two of the team’s matches live.

As part of the team’s 2019 Summer tests, Wales face the Malawi, who are placed sixth in the world rankings, on Saturday 6 July at the Viola Arena in Cardiff. The following day, on Sunday 7 July, Julie Hoornweg’s side are up against Trinidad and Tobago, who are ranked 10th in the world, one place higher than Wales.

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Llangollen 2019

July 1, 2019

Eisteddfod Llangollen 2019

Daily highlights from the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod 2019. We enjoy some of the main competitions and general stories from the festival. Choir of the World will broadcast live on Saturday night.

Wednesday, July 04 – Saturday, July 07 S4C

Josie d’Arby returns to the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, meeting competitors and performers from all over the world.

Sunday, July 08, 18.00 BBC Two Wales

Battle of the Bands

May 22, 2019

Two of Wales’ – and the world’s – best brass bands, the Cory and Tredegar bands, go head to head for the national title.

Part of ‘Our Lives’ BBC – a collection of programmes celebrating the diversity of our society.

Monday, May 27, 7.30 BBC One Network

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New York Festivals International Awards

April 10, 2019

Rondo received international praise at the 2019 New York Festivals International Film and Television Awards last night.

Influential documentary Ffion Dafis: Bras, Botox a’r Bleidlais (S4C) won a bronze medal in the Community Documentary category. This inspiring programme follows Ffion’s personal journey and tells the stories of some of Wales’ amazing women.

The New York International Television and Film Awards Festival celebrates the creativity of the media industry across fifty countries. The awards ceremony was held in Las Vegas on 9 April 2019.

Ysgol Gerdd Ceredigion wins prestigious S4C Choir competition to earn Eurovision glory bid

April 8, 2019

Ysgol Gerdd Ceredigion will fly out to Gothenburg in Sweden in August to represent Wales in the 2019 Eurovision Choir competition after winning the S4C Côr Cymru 2019 choral prize.

The choir, conducted by musical director Islwyn Evans, triumphed on Sunday 7 April at the Great Hall, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, in an evening presented live on S4C by comperes Heledd Cynwal and Morgan Jones.

As well as the elegant trophy, the choir received a cash prize of £5,000.

Islwyn Evans has now won the competition six times with different choirs. He said, “It may be a familiar experience for me but this choir is a new group. It’s been a competition and a half. I was at the back listening and all the choirs had raised their game and that is a great compliment to the musical directors. I would like to thank the audience. We had a great buzz performing on this stage, and we have a lot of happy bunnies in this choir.”

Côr Sioe Ieuenctid Môn, the show choir from Anglesey, won the Viewers’ Choice award while their musical director Mari Pritchard won the Conductor Award.

Ysgol Gerdd Ceredigion, Johns’ Boys from Rhosllannerchrugog, CF1 from Cardiff, Côr Ieuenctid Môn and Côr Sioe Ieuenctid Môn, both of Anglesey, were the five choirs who went head to head in a competition highly praised by the adjudicators.


* Read the full press release on S4C’s website

Chwilio am Seren – Junior Eurovision

April 2, 2019

We’re searching for talented youngsters to take part in a competition to find a representative from Wales to compete in one of the biggest singing competitions in the world for young people – the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Gliwice, Poland.

The competition is open to individuals or groups (maximum of 6 members) between the ages of 9 and 14 on the 24th of November 2019.

You will need to sing in Welsh if you reach the final 12…but don’t worry…there will be lots of help available along the way.

More information: s4c.cymru/junioreurovision

Côr Cymru 2019

February 25, 2019

Coverage of the S4C choral competition Côr Cymru which is held every two years at the Arts Centre, Aberystwyth. Presented by Heledd Cynwal and Morgan Jones.

The winner of Côr Cymru 2019 will represent Wales in the Eurovision Choir of the Year competition.

Sunday, March 03, 20.00 S4C

5 x 60″ (semi-finals)

Côr Cymru – Y Ffeinal & Côr Cymru Cynradd live on S4C 06/07 April 2019