Brecon Singers Rehearsals now finished until 5 Sept and this is how our year has been so far!

Wow it has been a wonderfully busy and exciting year for the Singers. The year has flown by.  We started with our Brahms Requiem Concert on 11 November 2017.  A sell out performance under the baton of the wonderful Robert Evans with solos by Emilia Morton, Soprano soloist member of The Sixteen, and Nicholas Morton as our Baritone soloist.   Alan Davies and Peter Allwood  were wonderful with their four hands on a piano and the dramatic sounds of the Timpanist, Gareth Hamlin, rounded it all off. 

November saw Brecon Singers hosting a workshop for Mendelssohn Elijah, led by Robert Evans who talked us through some of the intricacies of this challenging work.  Open to the public, this workshop completely sold out. 

We were very pleased to be a part of the Christmas Lights Switch-on Event in Brecon on 18 November 2017.  It was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Our Christmas "Carols and Canapes" concert is always special.  We were so thrilled to see so many people who attend year after year.  The Brecon Singers enjoyed singing all our favourite carols and in the interim offered, as usual, the most delicious spread of canapes.  

In May, it was time to salute British composers with our Best of British concert.  There was something for everyone...Handel, Byrd, Purcell, Parry, Stanford, Rutter, Tavener, Chilcott, Vaughan Williams, MacMillan and Mathias.  Serena Jopson From Kington was our Soprano soloist and Meirion Wynn Jones on Organ enthralled us with his playing.

We finished off last week with our Summer Jolly programme for members and family and it was fun, whimsical, and full of entertainment and good food.  

We look forward to returning to our rehearsing for our Bach Magnificat concert on 10 November 2018 in Brecon Cathdral and we hope to see you there.  Robert Evans has agreed to lead a Bach Magnificat workshop for us on 13 October 2018.  Please email us if you would like to attend. More details to follow.

Rehearsals commence at 730 pm on Wednesday 5 September at Christ College, Neaudd Goffa Memorial Hall and new members are always welcome.  We look forward to seeing you. 

Thank you for all your support!!

Best of British Concert

Tickets are now on sale for our Best of British concert at 7pm on 12 May 2018 at St. David's Church in Llanfaes Brecon.  This wonderful uplifting concert has something to tempt everyone.  There is Handel, Purcell, Matthias, Tavener, Rutter and many more all under the direction of the amazing Robert Evans, just back from a successful appearance with the Sixteen at the Sistine Chapel.  Make sure you get your ticket!! Tickets priced at £12 for adults and £6 for under 18s, are on sale at the Ardent Gallery in Brecon or contact us here.  Tickets will also be on sale at the door.  

ATTENTION BRECON SINGER CHOIR MEMBERS

REHEARSAL 11TH APRIL ST DAVID'S CHURCH, LLANFAES

Hope you all had a lovely Easter.

We have been informed that we cannot enter St.David's Church until 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday 11th as they have a Communion Service.  Consequently, rehearsal will start at 7.45 p.m. and finish at 9.45 p.m.  We hope this is ok for everyone.

We have permission to use the car park in Llanfaes Primary School, and please remember to bring your own tea/coffee

Exciting times!!

Such exciting times for Brecon Singers....our David Gedge Young Musician scholarship applications are coming in...don’t forget that your application must be in by noon on Wednesday 21 February 2018.....the registration for our Mendelssohn Elijah Workshop on Saturday 24 February 2018 is going well and we have some places available.  Rehearsals are in full swing for our Best of British concert on Saturday 12 May 2018 and we are loving having 2 new tenors and a host of other new voices.  The music is indeed glorious!!!! Need any further information about anything, see www.breconsingers.com.

Rehearsals for the new term start on Wednesday 10 January 2018

Brecon Singers return to Neaudd Goffa Memorial Hall at Christ College at 730pm on
Wednesday 10 January 2018 for our first rehersal of the Spring Term.  We will be rehearsing for our "Best of British" Concert on Saturday 12 May 2018.  Brecon Singers would like to extend an invitation for you to join us.  All voices are welcomed, especially tenors.  Come along and have a go with our wonderful friendly choir.  For more information about membership,  email johnjane.neville@gmail.com .  We hope to see you soon and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and to wish you all the best for 2018.  

Carols and Canapes Concert

Join us at 630 pm on 20 December 2017 for our annual Christmas Carols and Canapes concert at St David's Church Llanfaes.  Our programme this year features beautiful carols, solos and readings.   In the interval, there will be food, drink and stalls.  Tickets will be on sale in all the usual places or contact us on breconsingers2016@gmail.com to reserve your seat.  We look forward to seeing you there.