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Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Wayzata Women's Chorus to Perform Music for Competition in Wales

The Wayzata Women’s Chorus will be presenting its 25th Annual Spring Concert ”DAFFODILS & DRAGONS—ON OUR WAY TO WALES” by featuring the music they will perform at the Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod Competition in Llangollen, Wales to be held July 6-11, 2011. They will compete in the classical and folk categories. Competition selections include “Cherubim Song No. 7” by Dimitri Bortniansky; “Love Is A Rain Of Diamonds” by Gwyneth Walker; “Festival Sanctus” by John Leavitt; “Hark, I Hear The Harps Eternal” arranged by Alice Parker; and, “The Gift To Be Simple” arranged by Bob Chilcott.

The Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod Competition is the premier competition of music, song and dance that includes people from all over the world. The Wayzata Women’s Chorus is extremely honored to be selected as one of four competitors from the United States. The most famous winner of this competition is Luciano Pavarotti who won in 1955—the first year of the competition.

On Saturday, May 14th, the concert will be held at Wayzata Evangelical Free Church, 705 County Road 101 North in Plymouth, MN at 7:00 p.m.

On Sunday, May 15th, there will be a repeat performance of the concert at Faith United Methodist Church, 2708 33rd Avenue NE in St Anthony, MN at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors 65+ and youth 5-17; children under 5 are free. Tickets can be purchased by a member of the WWC; at the door; by calling Carla Erpelding at 612/788-6862; or, by emailing Carla Erpelding at 76josephrae@q.com.

The chorus is directed by Carole Birch and accompanied by Mary Fadden.

Founded in 1986, this award-winning chorus is composed of women of many ages who share a love of music and enjoy performing in a variety of venues. The chorus is well respected for the depth of their repertoire. They attained the Bronze Level at the Salzburg, Austria Choral Competition in 1995 and participated in the North Carolina Music Festival in 1997. In June 2006, they performed in the Southern New England Music Festival in Boston. July, 2011—WALES—HERE WE COME!!

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