Fauré Requiem Workshop Registration Now Open

Brecon Singers are thrilled to announce that we will be holding a workshop for this popular and much loved Requiem.

Join us on Saturday 23 February 2019 from 11 - 4pm at Watton Presbyterian Church in Brecon for a glorious day of exploring this beautiful piece of music. Led by Robert Evans, who regularly performs as part of Harry Christopher’s The Sixteen, we will be looking at the intricacies of the Requiem and Robert will also be offering tips for vocal improvement. If you love singing the Fauré requiem or if you simply want to know more about it, please join us. Tickets are priced at £15 to include coffee, tea and biscuits. For more information, see our webpage Concerts and Workshops.

Christmas with the Brecon Singers

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In the bleak mid-winter, Bells are ringing and children are singing whilst we deck the halls with boughs of holly!!! Are you in the Christmas Spirit yet? Join the Brecon Singers at 6 30pm on Wednesday 12 December 2018 at St David’s Church in Llanfaes Brecon for a fun filled Christmas evening. The music is beautiful, and Robert Evans (our Musical Director) is ready with his baton and his wit. Alan Davies will thrill you with his incredible piano accompaniment. There are readings, traditional carols to sing along with and more beautiful carols from the choir. The Brecon Singers will once again amaze you with our culinary skills and there will be an abundance of canapes and drink for all. A Christmas Hamper to be won will be on display!!! Come along and join us for the fun. Tickets availablle at the door.

Bach Magnificat Concert

Still buzzing after our amazing Bach concert. We were so thrilled to see the cathedral filled almost to capacity. A huge shout of thanks to Rob Evans, our incredible music director. Huge thanks as well to Alan Davies, our accompanist, who last night was our amazing cellist. We also want to thank our wonderful soloists Julie Cooper, Emily Prosser, Ben Davies, William Purefoy and Tom Robson. Wow, what beautiful voices! The orchestra was amazing...they made it easy for us to sing these difficult pieces of music. The Cantata 23 Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn is a very pretty Cantata and not often performed. The Magnificat has everything...beautiful arias, challenging runs and rousing choruses. It was all great fun and thank you to all who supported us. Thank you as well for all your compliments and we are so pleased you enjoyed it!

Our next concert will be our Christmas Concert at 630pm on 12 December in St David’s Church, Llanfaes Brecon.

Bach Magnificat Concert

Not long now...mark your calendars....Brecon Singers Bach Magnificat Concert Saturday 10 Nov 2018 at 7pm in Brecon Cathedral.....Its an all Bach evening and one not to be missed.....Did you know that Bach wrote 4 Cantatas and the amazing Magnificat in just 6 months in addition to playing the organ, conducting rehearsals and copying the voice parts...and this is the reason why he is often referred to as "music's most sublime creative genius”: Tickets available now from the Cathedral Shop, at Ardent Gallery or on the door.

Bach Magnificat Workshop by Ros Reed

On Saturday 13th over 50 singers overcame Storm Callum to attend an Interesting, educational and enjoyable workshop under the innovative tutorlege of Robert Evans, masterfully accompanied by Alan Davies.

From physical warm ups , through vocal gymnastics and unpicking of complicated passages from JSBach's Magnificat, the singers grew in confidence and capability as the day went on .

We all went home buoyed up with new vocal techniques, rehearsal 'wins' , earworm music and cake!

The concert performance can't fail to be enhanced by the days work, and it is always good to sing alongside visitors from other choirs .

BACH MAGNIFICAT COME AND SING

Thanks to all of you who have enquired about “Come and Sing” for the Bach Magnificat Concert on 10 November 2018 at 7pm at Brecon Cathedral. We have had several enquiries about this. We would now like to invite those who want to join us in the Brecon Cathedral on the 10th of November for this concert .  The fee is £15 and you are welcome to join Brecon Singers for our next few Wednesday rehearsals at Christ College.  Singers joining us must have the new Novello version of the Bach Magnificat in D must have previously performed this work   Please email breconsingers2016@gmail.com if you would like to sign up or for more information and there are a limited number of spaces available. We look forward to hearing from you.

Bach Magnificat Concert Poster

The poster for our Bach Magnificat Concert on 10 Nov 2018 at Brecon Cathedral is now out. Our posters and programme covers are designed by Lesley Lillywhite and the  Usk Valley Artist’s Co-operative based at the Tower Gallery, Crickhowell.  The beautiful backgound image on this poster is of a ceiling in the Palazzo Te, or by its official name Palazzo del Te. The palace was constructed 1524–34 for Federico II Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua as a palace of leisure. Giulio Romano, a pupil of Raphael, was commissioned to design the building. The frescoes are the most remarkable feature of the Palazzo done in the late Renaissance Mannerism style. You can see our poster on our Concerts and Workshops page.

BACH MAGNIFICAT CONCERT SOLOISTS ANNOUNCED

Brecon Singers are really excited about our Bach Magnificat concert on 10 November 2018 , 7pm at Brecon Cathedral!! The music is just incredible and our soloists are WOW! Our soprano soloist is Julie Cooper, William Purefoy as Alto, Ben Davies as Bass and Tom Robson as Tenor. All have performed with Harry Christopher's The Sixteen as well as other well known groups in some of the world's most prestigious venues. We are pleased to have them join Brecon Singers for this performance. We are selling tickets now for pickup on 10 November at Brecon Cathedral Door. Tickets are £12 for adults and £6 for under 18s. To get your ticket now, email breconsingerstickets@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you there.

BACH MAGNIFICAT WORKSHOP NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

Brecon Singers would like to invite you to register by clicking here for the registration form for our Bach Magnificat Workshop.  This event will be held on Saturday 13 October 2018 at Watton Presbyterian Church in Brecon from 11 - 4pm.  Tickets are available at £15 per person including refreshments.  The workshop will be led by our Musical Director and Professional Singer, Robert Evans. Robert studied at The Royal College of Music.  He made his London debut in 1987 at The Royal Festival Hall with the choir of The London Oratory.  Having spent ten years in the choir of Westminster Cathedral (winners of the Gramophone Record of the year 1999) Robert moved to Salisbury, allowing him to concentrate on his freelance singing career, both as a soloist and as a consort singer working with The Sixteen, The Cardinalls Musick (winners of the Gramophone Record of the year 2010) and The Gabrieli Consort. A recent highlight was a performance with The Sixteen of James MacMillan’s Stabat mater in The Sistine Chapel.