Brecon Singers were sad to hear the news that our past accompanist Steve Palmer had passed away last week after a long illness. There will be a celebration of his life on Tuesday 29th Jan at the Castle Hotel at 2.30pm. Our thoughts are with his wife, Sally, at this time.
Brecon Singers are back!!! So amazing to see so many new singers....thanks to all who joined us last night. The rehearsals for Elijah have well and truly started and what a wonderful piece of music it is. The buzz at break time was incredible! Bonus Balls, membership registration, music sales, Faure workshop registration, Ediinburgh Choir Trip registration....and the usual buzz of our happy chatty choir!
Thanks to all who have singed up already for the workshop! If you have not signed up for the Faure workshop and would like to, please see our registration form here.
If you would like to be a part of the happy Brecon Singers choir, come along and join us on wednesday at 730 at Chirst College Neauadd Goffa Memorial Hall…….read more about on the website…..we would love to see you.
Brecon Singers will began rehearsals for Mendelssohn Elijah at 730pm on Wednesday 9 January 2019 at Christ College Neaudd Goffa Memorial Hall. New members are always welcome and we hope to see you there!!
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.
Brecon Singers Christmas Concert, Weds, 12 Dec 2018 ,630pm. St. David’s Church, Llanfaes, Brecon
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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 email@example.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.