The musically marvellous Welsh Chamber Orchestra will takes centre stage in Brecon next week.

The orchestra will perform at Theatr Brycheiniogon Sunday, June 11, lining the auditorium with exceptional and extraordinary sounds that will move and inspire audience members.

The Welsh Chamber Orchestra was founded to fill the gap in the music making life of Wales, between the performances of solo and small chamber ensembles and those of the symphony orchestra. 

Since its inception in 1986, The Welsh Chamber Orchestra has performed with many of the world’s greatest soloists, undertaken several European tours and performed throughout all of the UK.

For many years, the orchestra became the resident chamber orchestra at the Swansea International Concert Series. Here, its innovative policy of giving second performances of works by Welsh composers was highly successful. 

The Welsh Chamber Orchestra have recorded numerous television programmes including a New York Film Festival Prize-winning Opera series. The orchestra’s first commercial CD was a disc of works by William Mathias, two CDs of works by Alun Hoddinott have since been released, and a further CD of Mike Tippett’s works is due to be issued. 

A key part of the orchestra’s artistic policy is to perform in those areas in Wales that are relatively ill-served, with occasions to hear orchestral music compared to other parts of the country. A residency at Glyndŵr University in Wrexham has enabled the provision of school’s concerts in the northeast of Wales. This residency has enabled thousands of school children to be introduced to their first live orchestral concert experience. 

For further information - including full list of prices and concessions available - and to book, please contact a member of Theatr Brycheiniog’s Visitor Experience Team on 01874 611 622 where they will be happy to help. You can also book online and keep up to date with all news, upcoming performances, and events at

The Welsh Chamber Orchestra is also giving young musicians the opportunity to watch an open rehearsal and play sat amongst the orchestra’s professional players. 

Are you aged 16-18 and a grade 7/8 string player?

Join them at Theatr Brycheiniog on Sunday, June 11 from 12 midday - 3pm.

While this is a free experience, booking is essential. 

For booking enquiries and to secure your space, please email [email protected]

Please note that all musicians must be accompanied by an adult throughout the rehearsal.