What an amazing experience for our Cambrian family!

At the 123rd Queensland Eisteddfod, held in Toowoomba’s magnificent Empire Theatre over the 2016 Easter weekend, the Blackstone-Ipswich Cambrian Choir achieved the honour of being named Open Grand Champion Choir.

BICC Inc. choirs – the Senior Choir, the Cambrian Show Choir and the Cambrian Youth Choir – each received a mention in every section in which they competed.

Choral competition results

Cambrian Youth Choir

  • Junior Choral Contest – 3rd
  • Youth Small Vocal Ensemble – Highly Commended
  • Youth Modern Chorus Contest – 2nd
  • Youth Music Theatre Contest – 3rd
  • Intermediate Choral Contest – Highly Commended

Blackstone-Ipswich Cambrian Choir

  • Open Small Vocal Ensemble – 3rd
  • Open Grand Madrigal Contest – 1st
  • Open Sacred Choral Contest – 1st
  • Open Ladies’ Choral Contest – 1st
  • Welsh Hymn Singing – 1st
  • Open Men’s Choral Contest – 3rd
  • Open Modern Chorus Contest – 2nd
  • Open Chief Choral Contest – 2nd

Cambrian Show Choir

  • Open Music Theatre Contest – Highly Commended

Choral Awards

  • Lindsay Statham Memorial Challenge- Blackstone-Ipswich Cambrian Choir
  • Open Grand Champion Choir – Blackstone-Ipswich Cambrian Choir
  • Open Grand Champion Choir Conductor – Sandra Milliken
  • Open Grand Champion Choir Accompanist – Katrina May

Individual results

  • Welsh Solo: Jeremy Lloyd – 1st
  • Duet: Jeremy Lloyd and Karen Bradberry – 2nd
  • Duet: Eric Cocks and Stephanie Kerr – Highly Commended

 Eisteddfod Trophies 2016

Congratulations and Thanks

We are deeply indebted to the incredibly talented and dedicated artistic team who have led us to this outcome – Sandra Milliken, Michelle French, Adam French, Katrina May, Bronwyn French and Beck Barns.

We extend our sincere congratulations to all the singers. choirs, conductors and accompanists, who competed in the 123rd Queensland Eisteddfod. As always, we continue to appreciate the true spirit of camaraderie and support for each other that characterises the eisteddfod.

Thank you all for your continuing support of this significant event in Queensland’s cultural calendar. We look forward to meeting with you once again at Gympie, Easter 2017.