Eilir Owen Griffiths is one of Wales’ most dynamic choral conductors, an established music director and award winning composer. With over 20 years’ experience in the music industry he has conducted choirs such as CF1, Côr Godre’r Garth, Côr y Drindod and The Cardiff Blues Choir, with whom he has attained considerable success in competitions and concerts around the World. He was Music Director at The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod between 2011 and 2017 and currently the Artistic Director of the Cardiff International Choral Festival.
He is associate conductor of the British Sinfonietta and is a regular contributor to concert platforms and musical events in the UK. His work as a conductor has seen him travel to Canada, Ireland, Germany, Poland, France, India and the United States.
As composer he as composed music for a number of prominent artists and ensembles including Bryn Terfel, Wynne Evans, Noah Stuart, Claire Jones, Dave Danford, Robyn Lyn, Rhodri Prys Jones, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, British Sinfonietta and The Warsaw University of Technology Choir. He as also been commissioned to write music for notable events at The Llangollen International Eisteddfod, The Holocaust Memorial Event, creation of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
As an educator he has worked for the University of Wales Trinity Saint David since 2005 and been responsible for developing new and innovative degree programmes to train the next generation of actors, singers, dancers and directors. Eilir established The Wales Academy of Voice and Dramatic Arts (WAVDA) in 2021.
Ian Roberts has taught Folk Dance for over 40 years . He adjudicates regularly at both the National and Urdd Eisteddfod. He also has had dances published. He is an avid supporter of the Ospreys rugby team and sings with the Ospreys Supporters choir. He is also a musicals fanatic. Favourite composer Sondheim. Favourite musical "Ragtime" Flaherty & Ahrens.
John Ieuan Jones is a baritone and harpist from North Wales. He trained at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester as an opera singer and has been fortunate enough to work with some of the UK's leading opera companies. In concert, he has been a guest artist at the Royal Albert Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Wales Millennium Centre, St David's Hall and performed throughout Europe and the USA. In 2019, Ieuan won the prestigious Towyn Roberts Memorial Prize at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, and is an Andrew Lloyd Weber Foundation Scholar. Ieuan began playing the harp at the age of six and has had numerous successes in Eisteddfods in Wales at a National level, and participated in masterclasses with the internationally acclaimed harpists Catrin Finch and Ieuan Jones. He has entertained guests at events such as the World Rally Championships, and played for the Prime Minister and memebers of the Royal Family. Ieuan also sings and plays, and performed on Welsh television programme Noson Lawen. Currently, Ieuan is in the play The Corn is Green at the National Theatre of Great Britain.
Leave Edgewood College
First Unitarian Church tour.
Wisconsin Historical Society tour.
Tour and lunch at Capitol Brewery
lunch at Quigley's Grove or Sugar River Pizza
Walk around and see the sights of Capitol Square
Arrive back at Edgewood College