What a joy it was last night to sing Mendelssohn Elijah to a packed audience at St Mary's Church in Brecon. We could not have squeezed another person in. Thanks for your support! Thank you to so many people. To our brilliant soloists, Ben Davies, Susan Gilmour Bailey, Elizabeth Poole and Mark Dobell. You make it all look so easy and effortless!!! To Martha Skibniewski-Woods, our scholar, for her beautiful singing as Youth. Thank you to Tim Cronin and his orchestra who played magnificently! Thank you to Alan Davies who keeps us on our toes in rehearsal and who last night was wonderful on the cello! But thanks most of all to Rob Evans,our incredibly patient and brilliant musical director. The look of delight on your face as we sang was one to remember and it is why we work so hard in the choir. Thank you for believing in us and trusting us with this magnificent oratorio. What a night to remember!!
We are even more excited than ever about Mendelssohn Elijah. Looking forward to hearing our fabulous soloists, Susan Gilmour Bailey, Elizabeth Poole, Mark Dobell and Ben Davies....and of course our very own Martha Skibniewski-Woods!. Rob Evans has put us through our paces with Alan Davies and his incredible accompaniment. The Brecon Singers have worked extremely hard on this piece!! We hope to see you all there tomorrow, Saturday night, at 7pm....St Marys Brecon. What a treat this is!
Not long now! We are so excited about this concert!!! The music is just incredible....and when you read the story, you realise how brilliant Mendelssohn was to set Elijah to music. Make sure you get one of our beautiful programmes. Our incredible soloists are ready to go, including the lovely Martha Skibniewski-Woods, our current Scholar. We will raise the roof at St Mary’s Church in Brecon!!! Do join us on Saturday, 18 May 2019, 7pm.
Notices have now been posted on the Members page….Have a look and let me know if I have missed anything!!!
Brecon Singers are really excited to bring the story of Mendelssohn's Elijah to you in concert on Saturday 18 May 2019 at 7pm in St Mary's Church in Brecon. Our amazing soloists for this concert are Susan Gilmour Bailey, Elizabeth Poole, Mark Dobell and Ben Davies as Elijah, as well as Brecon's very own Brecon Singers Scholar Martha Skibniewski-Woods. Classic FM says "Mendelssohn's Elijah was very much the Messiah of its day: a hugely popular work that absolutely cemented Mendelssohn’s position as one of the greatest composers of sacred music." If you would like to reserve your ticket for this riveting performance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rehearsals continue for Mendelssohn Elijah and the choir is really coming to grips with this tricky but beautful music as Robert guides us through its intricacies. Its amazing to have Alan boosting us on the piano and helping us with notes in detail. We are also looking at the story of Elijah so that we can fully appreciate and express the sentiment to our audience. Thank you to so many new members who have joined this term Its wonderful to have you all singing with us. As always we are on the lookout for new tenors!!!
Tickets are still available for this workshop on Saturday, 23 February at 11am in the Watton Presbyterian Church in Brecon (Doors open at 1030!!). If you have not got your ticket, register here or get your ticket at the door on Saturday. More than 60 singers will come together to explore this music. The workshop ends at 4pm so lots of time to get home in time for the rugby kickoff. Hope you will be joining us!
Thanks to all who have signed up for this very popular Faure Requiem workshop on 23 February 2019 from 11 - 4pm at Watton Presbyterian Church, Brecon...we are almost full. The day will be exciting...coffee, tea and beautiful cakes during the break....and of course the magical Rob Evans guiding us through the day as he puts us through our choral paces with exercises designed to help vocal technique and tips for choral listening, following and blending skills.
One of his favourite Requiems, Rob says "It's beautiful music, designed to transport the psyche to a heavenly place. Think incense, garlic and Gauloise!"
And yes, the plan is to have a performance style run through at the end of the day. Registration is on Brecon Singers website. We look forward to seeing you there!.
What an amazing response we have had for our Faure Requiem Workshp on Saturday 23 February. It will be such fun exploring this well-loved popular piece of music with Rob Evans. I am sure he will enchant us with his incredible wit and enthusiam for this requiem. We are getting full but there are still some tickets available. If you would lke to sign up, click here.