"It's a well-known but eminently repeatable piece of musical trivia that Fauré composed his Requiem, one of the most sublime works in the sacred classical canon, as a committed agnostic. Far from a deep religious calling inspiring him to put pen to paper, it was in fact his sheer boredom with his duties as organist of the Madeleine church in Paris. He confessed in 1902: "I had been playing the organ at funeral services for so long! I was completely sick of it. I wanted to do something different." —BBC Music Review 2011
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.
We have an open door policy to new members, young and not so young, who are always welcome – there are no auditions. 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.
Join us if you love to sing! We rehearse on Wednesdays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in Neuadd Goffa at Christ College, Brecon.