Hedd Wyn music project deadline fast approaching

29 December 2015

There are only a few days left to apply to be part of the creative team responsible for an exciting new project to commemorate Hedd Wyn and the thousands of other young men who fought in the Great War from 1914-18, with the 4 January closing date fast approaching.

We are eager to commission a person or creative team, namely composer/s and librettist (poetry, prose, drama) to create a major work for various artists, e.g. soloists, choirs, narrator and orchestra.

The new work will be the opening concert at the Anglesey National Eisteddfod in 2017, and will commemorate the centenary of the First World War, using the story of Hedd Wyn as inspiration for the creative process.

Project co-ordinator, Mari Lloyd Pritchard, said, “This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual or team to work on a multi-layered project, which will be one of the creative highlights of the commemoration of the First World War here in Wales.

“We are encouraging composers working in a wide range of mediums to consider the commission.  I am delighted that there has been great interest so far and would love to hear from anyone else interested in the work this week.

“The community in Gwynedd and Anglesey will be integral to the success of the project, with workshops gathering ideas and stories as part of the creative process from the start.  The Eisteddfod choir, a community choir with 150-200 members from across the region, will also take part in the first performance of the work, on the pavilion stage to open the 2017 National Eisteddfod.”

Get in touch for more information on how to be part of the creative team.  Go to www.eisteddfod.wales/hedd-wyn-music-project for more information or contact Mari Lloyd Pritchard at cynllunheddwyn@gmail.com or ring 07875 697 981.  The closing date is Monday 4 January 2016.

The project is a partnership between the National Eisteddfod of Wales, Snowdonia National Park Authority, Arts Council of Wales, Gwynedd County Council, Anglesey County Council and BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

For more background information on the project go to www.eisteddfod.wales/hedd-wyn-music-project.