Sat, 23 Jul|
Lunchtime concert with Brecon Singers
Brecon Singers will be offering a more classical genre at this lunchtime concert in the beautiful Christ College chapel.
Time & Location
23 Jul, 13:00 – 14:30 BST
The Chapel, Christ College, Llanfaes, Brecon LD3 8AF, UK
About The Event
The Brecon Singers was founded as the Brecon Cathedral Singers in 1966 by the then Cathedral’s Director of Music, David Gedge, providing an opportunity for the people of Brecon and surrounding area to sing and perform major choral works and to augment the Cathedral’s choristers. Over these five decades, the choir has performed a broad repertoire of choral music including many of the major sacred works. Performances have taken place in Brecon, around the UK and overseas. The Brecon singers hold regular singing workshops given by their current director (Robert Evans) or with guest leaders, including John Rutter.
Looking ahead to freedom post-Covid the choir are excited by the prospect of performing live new works commissioned by Brecon Singers. The first has already been composed by Gareth Treseder to a poem especially written for us by Cyril Jones "Clywch Swm". The following years will include new works by Jonathan Willcocks and Roxanna Panufnik. These commissions are due to a generous legacy recently bequeathed to the choir by the late William Sydney Phillips, a loyal patron of Brecon Singers for many years.
The choir have an open door policy to new members, young and not so young, who are always welcome – there are no auditions. They state "All we ask for is a love of singing and choral music, enthusiasm and commitment to our rehearsals and performances. We believe in high and stretching musical standards, but we also very much believe in keeping the fun in music making."
22 Jul, 21:30 BST