Working in small groups, Andy took the students through the context and rhythms of African Drumming with students working together to create a brilliant sound.
The day culminated with Andy working with every student in Alway having a percussion instrument to play and the Neuadd was rocking by the end of the day!
The workshop was part of the preparations for this year’s Alway Production of ‘The Lion King Junior’ with our team of percussion students particularly benefitting from the workshop just before they start musical rehearsals with percussion director, Gareth Hamlin. We were very fortunate to have Andy who has over 35-year’s experience as a professional musician. He has played with some of the leading Musicians, Artists and Orchestras in the world for live performances and film, television, and recording sessions. He has covered all genres of music as well as playing in the orchestra for many of London’s West End Shows. As the images show, the students had great fun and gained a lot from the experience.
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