This year Christ College Brecon became one of the first schools in the UK to perform the Disney Junior version of ‘The Lion King’. Alway House, Christ College’s House for Year 7 and 8 boys and girls, tackled this classic story with great energy in a visual and aural spectacular. The performance included African Drumming, stunning Masks created by the Christ College’s Art and Design departments and a mix of the well-known songs such as ‘Can you Feel the Love Tonight?‘ and African songs and chanting.
The double cast of 64 students performed four shows over a two-day period. This included performances to local primary schools and Ysgol Penmaes as well as two public performances on the Friday and Saturday evenings to sell-out audiences. The show included ten full-size masks, three puppets, eight flying birds and twenty African drummers as well as a set which encapsulated Pride Rock and a rising sun to greet the birth of baby Simba. The colourful costumes supplied by Ribbons Dance Classes helped to create the warmth of Africa on the Y Neuadd Goffa stage.
Head of Creative Arts and Director, John Johnson, was delighted with the show which many have hailed as one of the all-time great Alway productions. Mr Johnson hailed the effort of so many different aspects of the school: ‘This production was a true example of what can be created when human beings collaborate. Our Head of Art, Deirdre Houghton, created beautiful masks and puppets, our Head of Photography, Paul Edgley, helped to create props as well as photographing the show. David Grant, our Chemistry teacher helped to light the show in his last year after running the technical aspects of 42 shows at Christ College. Once you combine this with the fantastic singing and acting along with brilliant African Drumming and expressive costumes and stage make-up the result was always going to be something special.‘
The Creative Arts team will begin work on ‘Grease!’ the next Senior production, with auditions to be held in September. Once the dust has settled from the Lion King and ‘Circle of Life’, no doubt ‘Summer Nights’ will become the song that everyone is singing!
Congratulations to Ffion , Year 10, who has completed her voluntary service as Head Chorister at Brecon Cathedral and now goes on to join the Cathedral Consort. Ffion holds a Music Award at Christ College and is studying Music at GCSE. She is currently playing…Read on
Some of our Musical Theatre Workshop pupils had the opportunity to shine at Theatr Brycheiniog last Saturday performing at ‘Drew’s Concert’. The concert was a variety performance aimed at raising funds for the Drew- Barker- Wright Charity to raise awareness of rare childhood cancer….Read on
Last Saturday we hosted the first ever Beacons Cup Under 13’s Competition. Christ College were hosts to local prep schools Llandaff Cathedral School and the Downs Malvern , for the inaugural hockey and rugby competition. Five teams competed for the cup which saw Llandaff Cathedral…Read on
Last Thursday, it was a pleasure to host the launch of the WRU’s revised elite Welsh schools and colleges competition, the premier competition for schools and colleges in Wales at Christ College. The WRU has awarded a total of 16 Rugby Programmes in Education (RPE)…Read on
New partnership will see pupils benefit from some of the greatest home-grown sporting expertise available School pupils in Wales are set to benefit from some of the highest level, home-grown sporting expertise around as part of a brand-new partnership deal. Christ College Brecon has…Read on
We were pleased to host the arrival of His Majesty King Charles and Her Majesty Queen Camilla to Brecon on Thursday July 20th. During their visit, their Royal Highnesses attended a short recital at Brecon Cathedral and met members of the Brecon Choir Festival committee….Read on