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.
London Art and Photography Trip. On the 16th & 17th November, our 6th Form artists and photographers completed a two day visit to London, enjoying a selection of world class exhibitions and collections in various galleries and museums. Day 1 Our art students started their…Read on
We are delighted to share some cricket news, following a busy summer for sisters Eve, Tess and Beth; Beth captained the East Wales Girls U11 cricket team at the Wales girls cricket festival in Aberystwyth, where East, West, North and South Wales teams play each…Read on
This week we have had three consecutive days of enrichment led by the English Faculty, just a small snapshot of the wonderful experiences our pupils get to have beyond the classroom. Head of English, Dr Gareth Evans reports: Tuesday On Tuesday, over fifty pupils in…Read on
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