What’s on at Brecon Choir Festival?

Find out what’s on and when at next week’s festival

Saturday 16th July 2022 1:30 pm
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Aberhonddu & District Male Voice Choir will be performing on Saturday, July 23 at Brecon Cathedral (Aberhonddu & District Male Voice Choir )

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July 22-24 sees the first Brecon Choir Festival take place in multiple venues across the town.

Brecon Buzz, in partnership with Christ College Brecon, has put together a wide-ranging programme of acts from near and far.

Festival goers will also have the chance to participate in afterglows at The Clarence on the Friday and Saturday nights and a musical walking tour of the town on the Saturday afternoon.

The B&R has provided a guide below to what is happening and when:

Friday, July 22, 7pm

Who? Alive & Kickin’ Community Choir & Talgarth Male Choir

Where? Y Neuadd, Christ College Brecon

What to expect: Two well-known and admired local acts will kick the festival off in style. Having recently sung for Hilary Clinton, Talgarth will bring a mix of traditional Welsh male voice choir music with more modern pieces. They will be joined by Tanya Walker’s Alive & Kickin’, who are well known for their different approach bringing innovative approaches to world music pieces.

Saturday, July 23, 11am - 12.30pm

Who? Choirs from Ysgol y Bannau, Llanfaes CP School and Sennybridge Young Farmers

Where? Bethel Square

What to expect: Enjoy many of the towns local youngsters singing in the sunshine!

Saturday, July, 23, 1pm

Who? Brecon Singers

Where? Christ College Brecon Chapel

What to expect: Robert Evans’ Brecon Singers, fresh from their recent Cathedral performance, will offer a more classical style. They will be joined by local soloist Ceri Ellis from Abergavenny, a student at the Guildhall.

Saturday, July 23, 3pm

Who? Eschoir

Where? Meet at Theatre

What to expect: Based in London but with Welsh roots, Eschoir are well known for singing the anthems at Principality Stadium and have sung for The Prince of Wales and several Prime Ministers. They will lead a musical walking tour of town ending up at the Cathedral.

Saturday, July 23, 7pm

Who? Aberhonddu & District Male Choir and Dunvant Male Choir

Where? Brecon Cathedral

What to expect: The festival’s Grand Concert sees Dunvant, the oldest continuously singing choir in Wales and in their 125th anniversary year, be joined by local champions Brecon. Expect a mighty sound of over 80 voices.

The Hours Cafe will be serving pre-concert suppers in the Cathedral Close from 5pm to welcome the singing tour on their last leg and for the evening concert audience. Expect a cocktail bar!

Sunday, July 24, 3.30pm

Who? Brecon Cathedral Choir

Where? Brecon Cathedral

What to expect: Brecon Cathedral will host a special festival evensong as the festival draws to a close.

Tickets can be purchased drom Found Gallery, 1 Bulwark, on the door or best at www.breconchoirfestival.co.uk

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