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Free Lunchtime Concerts take place on Fridays during June, July and August. A retiring collection is taken to raise money towards the running costs of the Cathedral Music Department and to defray expenses. Recitalists give their time and talents for very little reward, save that of the satisfaction of performing in the atmospheric surroundings of Brecon Cathedral. The lunchtime recitals have a loyal following within Brecon, often attracting tourists who are visiting the area during the summer months. Admission to lunchtime concerts is free, and a nominal, fixed contribution is made towards the travelling expenses of the performers.

The main organ is by origin a Hill organ from the late 19th century which has been carefully and successfully developed over the years. Recent tonal alterations have increased the power of the instrument, and major work in the 1990s included the addition of a spectacular Fanfare Trumpet. Digital pedal stops were also added to address the previous inadequacy of the pedal department within the constraints of available space in the organ chamber. There is also an 18th Century Bevington chamber organ (brought here from Hay Castle) and a Blüthner grand piano.

Recital bookings are taken from the previous October. If you would like to be considered for a lunchtime concert next year (any instrument, voice or small ensemble), please email the Director of Music, Stephen Power.

T: 01874 624837


You can check which Fridays are currently free on the recitals diary below (repeatedly clicking on the forward arrow will advance the calendar to the relevant month).

Once a date has been agreed, we will send you a booking form to return to the Assistant Organist by the end of March.