Two concerts will see popular festive film The Snowman brought to life in Llangollen featuring Ukrainian refugees.

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is continuing its partnership with NEW Sinfonia and promise “unique Christmas Concerts promoting peace at the Llangollen Pavilion Hall this Christmas.”

Both concerts feature performances by NEW Voices and NEW Sinfonia. 

Refugees from Ukraine will lead, sing and perform with NEW Sinfonia in these concerts. Each concert will culminate with a performance of the quintessential festive film, The Snowman, with the music performed live by NEW Sinfonia.

The concerts will take place on Saturday, December 23 at 12.30pm and 3.30pm in the hall at the Llangollen Pavilion.

The events will raise money for a refugee charity and the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. 

They have the twin aim of promising a truly magical experience for families at Christmas with a message of peace and reconciliation.  

This follows on from their critically acclaimed White Flower (Lleisiau Llan) concert at the Llangollen Eisteddfod in July.

Denbighshire Free Press: A poster for the event A poster for the event (Image: NEW Sinfonia)

Robert Guy, a NEW Sinfonia Co-Artistic Director said: “The Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod has long been the cornerstone of the cultural landscape in North Wales and we believe our organisations are naturally placed to work together promoting peace.

“We are also continuing our work with refugees from Ukraine who will be leading our performances which we hope will be truly magical. This concert will be truly breathtaking and we can’t wait to present The Snowman like people in Llangollen haven’t seen before.”

Keith Potts, Life Vice-President of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, said: “The White Flower concert in July was amazing and promoted our ethos of peace and reconciliation.  This message is as relevant as it was when we started our Eisteddfod in 1947. 

“We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with NEW Sinfonia this Christmas. These concerts are not to be missed and we believe people will have a magical experience whilst remembering those who don’t enjoy the peace we do in the UK.”