On Friday 23rd November 2018, over 150 singers from the local community joined together in Brecon Cathedral to perform Zimbe! Come Sing the Songs of Africa by Alexander L’Estrange. The work calls for a children’s choir, an SATB choir and Jazz Quintet. Christ College hosted singers from Cradoc and Sennybridge Primary Schools as well as the Senior Choir from The Elms Preparatory School in Colwall; all of the children in St Nicholas House, the Christ College Junior Section, also performed. The SATB choir was provided by the Christ College Chapel Choir as well as an adult community choir formed for the occasion. We were also delighted to welcome The Call Me Al Quintet, Alexander L’Estrange’s own professional jazz ensemble, who travelled from London for the concert.
The first half of the concert included several other significant items, including the largest ever gathering of percussion ever seen at Christ College. The full percussion ensemble performed music from the Lego Movie, involving over 20 pupils from Year 3 to Year 13. Following this, the Senior String Orchestra, directed by Berri Munn, performed Elgar’s Sospiri Op. 70 and the first half ended with the Chamber Orchestra’s rendition of On the Banks of Green Willow by George Butterworth to mark this centenary year since the end of World War One.
It was an uplifting experience to perform this music in such a beautiful setting and in front of a very supportive audience of over 200 people. There was a tangible sense of a community working together on a project such as this, and there is certainly a desire from those involved in putting this together to do such a thing again in the future.
There was a flurry of excitement on Friday 10th March, in the House Art Exhibition as the pupils learned who won the prizes and who was awarded the House Art trophy. deWinton house was announced the overall winner of the House Art competition – congratulations!…Read on
The 1st XII girls travelled to the National Hockey Centre in Cardiff, on Tuesday 14th March, for the much anticipated U18 National Hockey final against Ysgol Bro Morgannwg. Captained by Meg I and Floss D, the team put on an excellent display of hockey. A highlight…Read on
On Friday 3rd March 2023, we were delighted to hold the annual Christ College Instrumentalist and Singer of the Year competition, this year adjudicated by Roger Argente, Head of Brass performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. A large and supportive…Read on
The 1st VII headed to Deeside last weekend to take part in the National Netball finals, The President’s Cup, hosted by Welsh Netball. Placed in a strong group their opponents included Coleg Cambria, Gower College and Ysgol y Strade. The team lost 2 matches and…Read on
A fantastic day was had at the Christ College Brecon Invitational Rugby Sevens Tournament on Sunday . There was a great display of rugby on display amongst the participating teams much to the delight of the crowds. The tournament saw the home side going unbeaten…Read on
In perfect conditions on a mild Saturday February morning at Llandovery, the Christ College v Llandovery College match first played in 1879, returned to full status after last year’s 125th match against a Llandovery Development XV. The reasons for the pause in fixtures are well known, but both…Read on