On Saturday 29th March the combined choirs of Christ College came together in Brecon Cathedral to perform Haydn’s magnificent ‘Nelson’ Mass under the baton of Director of Music, Jonathan Ling. They were joined by The Brecon Singers, a professional orchestra (led by Barry Haskey) and four vocal soloists: Elisabeth Priday (soprano); Rachel Dreese (alto); Peter Wilman (tenor); and Nicholas Gedge (bass).
In the first half of the concert, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 24 in C minor was performed by Christ College piano teacher Paul Israel, a recent addition to our teaching team. The cathedral was close to capacity on this beautiful Spring evening and the sound of the 150-strong chorus soaring over a powerful orchestra was thrilling.
We were indeed privileged to listen to five soloists of such distinction; Elisabeth Priday relished in her role, performing the notoriously difficult soprano solo lines with apparent ease and consummate skill. How fortunate we are to have such a wonderful singing teacher at Christ College!
Other members of the Music department were to be found in the orchestra, with Tim Cronin leading the viola section, Clare Walker on bassoon and Alan Davies in the ‘cello section.
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