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Cathedral Singing Weekend 2nd - 4th June, 2017

The Brecon Cathedral Singing Weekend 2017 will run from the evening of Friday 2nd June to Sunday 4th June. Every year, singers come from far and wide to rehearse intensively and to sing a wide range of rewarding music at the Cathedral Services on Saturday and Sunday. Each singer pays a fee to take part which includes all meals and music copies for the weekend.

This year, the Eucharist setting will be Jonathan Dove's exciting and rhythmic Missa brevis, commissioned a few years ago by the Cathedral Organists' Association.  Sunday's evensong setting is Howells' St Paul's service, and the anthem (which sets words from the first lesson) is Fear not, O land by Elgar.  On Saturday, we begin on familiar ground with Stanford in C, and the anthem is Gibbons' Pentecost anthem God so loved the world.
Full details and an application form are below.

Some comments from singers who have attended previous weekends:

Just a note to thank you again for the Singing Weekend. You make it so relaxed and are so encouraging that even people like me who sing very infrequently have the confidence to give it a real go. I really appreciate how much effort you put into making it such a success.

Just a note to say how much we enjoyed the weekend. As always the organisation was perfect, the catering arrangements as good as ever and the company first rate. When we first saw some of the items on the music list we were a little concerned, but you soon removed those concerns by the skilful introduction of each piece in manageable bite sizes. By the end we were relaxed about the music (not too relaxed) but confident we could cope. We hope that you are pleased with end result.

I am writing to thank you again for organising and directing the wonderful Cathedral Brecon Singing Weekend.

I am sure I speak for everyone who participated in saying how much I enjoyed it.

In any such event there is always an enormous amount of preparation and organisation but everything seemed to run efficiently and smoothly. We were very well fed throughout and congratulations must go to the staff at Pilgrims. It was also such a pleasure to hear your young singers give their time and talents so readily.

A brief note to thank you for including me in the ad hoc choir last weekend; and for your excellent management of the occasion. You successfully brought together a disparate group of singers in such a short space of time, to produce a rich quality of sound - not to mention the gastronomic welfare of your choir!