Brecon National Gathering: 10-12 May


13:00 Concert

14:00 Registration & Welcome

14:30 Talk about music and choirs at Brecon Cathedral with Director of Music Stephen Power and Precentor Father Steven Griffith

15:00 Organ recital by Stephen Power

15:30 Cathedral Tour

16:30 Tea and cake in Tythe Barn

17.00 Observe Choir Rehearsal

18.00 Choral Evensong sung by the Cathedral choir

21:00 Compline


10:00 Canal Boat Cruise (Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal)

12:30 Buffet Lunch at Theatr Brycheiniog

14:00 Visit to Christ College Brecon including talk about the college and its history by archivist Felicity Kirkpatrick, performances by the College Choir and music students and a recital by a quintet from the Band of the Prince of Wales plus refreshments

19:00 Gathering Dinner in the Cathedral Nave featuring live harp music and guest speaker Dr Emma Gibbins (Director of Music at Newport Cathedral)


11:00 Choral Eucharist by the the combined choirs of Brecon Cathedral

12:30 Lunch (Welsh Cawl – traditional stew or vegetarian alternative – in Tythe Barn)

13:15 'Planning Music for the King's Coronation'  – Talk by Dr Grahame Davies CVO

14:15 Guided Walk (around Brecon)

16:00 Choral Evensong sung by Three Choirs from Brecon, Llandaff and Newport cathedrals

17:00 Farewell Drinks – Reception in the Cathedral