Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist
|Sunday||Eucharist 11.00, Evensong 15.30|
Organist & Director of Music
Mark Duthie (since 2007)
The cathedral choir consists of boy & girl choristers, all aged between 8 & 13, who attend local schools in Brecon. They rehearse after school on three afternoons every week during term time and sing Evensong on Fridays in addition to two full choral services each Sunday. Each chorister receives individual tuition in singing and music theory from the Director of Music. A number in addition learn musical instruments supported by the Brecon Cathedral Choir Trust set up in 2003 with the aim of 'empowering young people through the gift of music' by funding a first-class musical education for its choristers. When choristers leave the Cathedral Choir at the end of year 8 the Cathedral Consort, founded in 2010, provides an ideal opportunity for them to continue to be involved in music at the Cathedral. The Consort is a small mixed choir which rehearses weekly and sings services regularly during term time and when the regular choir is on holiday. In addition to singing for Cathedral services and concerts, the Choir undertakes recordings, broadcasts and tours. They sang in Ripon Cathedral and York Minster in 2009 and in October 2010 performed concerts in and around Blaubeuren in Germany during an eight day tour.
1886 Hill & Son, rebuilt 1931, 1960 Hill, Norman & Beard, rebuilt 1973, 1995 Percy Daniel & Co
4 manuals 44 stops
Pedal 10 stops, Positive 6 stops, Great 13 stops, Swell 12 stops, Solo 3 stops
Cathedral at Brecon
The Very Revd Geoffrey Marshall (since 2008)
Bishop of Swansea & Brecon
The Rt Revd John Davies (since 2008)
The cathedral was formerly a Norman Benedictine Priory built in 1093. After the dissolution it became the Parish Church of St John the Evangelist, being raised to cathedral status in 1923. It is set within a walled close whose buildings are the remains of the monastic buildings and a most remarkable range of buildings too.
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