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.
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