Friday 23 Oct 2015 – 7.00pm
- Brecon Cathedral
- Tickets: £20 (concession £18 / under 18s free)
Our 2015 Festival celebrates ten years of music-making in Brecon by exploring music from Leipzig and, particularly, the music composed by Bach during his time there when at the peak of his creative powers.
Although he was employed by the church Bach also wrote instrumental music for performance with his friends at Cafe Zimmermann, Leipzig’s famous coffeehouse. This year we will recreate Cafe Zimmermann - Brecon style - at The Muse, with live music, delicious food and drink, and arts and crafts activities for all the family.
The Festival opens with the St John Passion and we are delighted that Brecon Baroque Ensemble and the Choirs of Brecon Cathedral will be joined by Nils Giebelhausen, Alison Hill, Robin Blaze, Giles Underwood and Nicholas Gedge. Our first ever organ recital will be given by one of my favourite Bach organists, James Johnstone, and on Saturday evening we perform The Art of Fugue. We are thrilled that John Butt is joining us for the weekend, to introduce The Art of Fugue on Saturday, and to perform with Alison McGillivray on Sunday evening. It wouldn’t be Brecon Baroque Festival without our traditional culmination which brings together the Festival Orchestra and South Powys Youth Orchestra performing music by Bach, Pisendel, Telemann.
We hope you can join us for our Birthday!
– Rachel Podger Artistic Director
James Johnstone, organ
With South Powys Youth Orchestra