E STuudio Chamber Choir took part in the renowed Llangollen International Eisteddfod Festival in Wales which took place in 6.-10. July. Chamber choir participated in mixed choirs competition and won the second prize with 93,3 points. The Grand Prix winner was Bob Cole Conservatory Chamber Choir from USA, to whom E STuudio Chamber Choir lost with only 0,7 points in mixed choir’s category.
During Wales trip a new name for the choir was elected. A humorous local bus driver suggested Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, which is Wales’ longest village name. Luckily the name Helü was chosen instead with a big majority of votes. The word “helü” means sound or voice in South-Estonian dialect. Despite the change of name, choir’s conductor and membership remained the same.