Côr Merched Sir Gar have won the prestigious Côr Cymru 2017 competition.
The girls will represent Wales in the Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017 contest which will be held in the Riga Arena in Latvia on July 22, competing against the best choirs from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia and Latvia.
Carmarthenshire County Council Director of Education and Children’s Services Gareth Morgans said: “Congratulations to Côr Merched Sir Gar on winning Côr Cymru 2017. Under the accomplished leadership of Islwyn Evans from the Music Service and the accompaniment of Christopher Davies of Ysgol y Strade the girls captivated the international judges, Maria Guinand, Christopher Tin and Edward Higgingbottom.
“The hills of Carmarthenshire are certainly alive with the sound of music!”
The judges stated: “The winning choir took us on a wonderful musical journey, at moments great ebullience, at other moments great sensitivity, then a bit of sophistication, a bit of humour.”
Llangennech Junior School and Ysgol Teilo Sant, Llandeilo, reached the final round of Côr Cymru Cynradd held at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre on Saturday.
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