2015 Festival

The 2015 Festival - our 10th anniversary - explored the musical life of Leipzig and took place between Friday 23rd and Monday 26th October.

Friday 23 Oct 2015 – 7.00pm

JS Bach: St. John Passion

  • Brecon Cathedral
  • Tickets: £20 (concession £18 / under 18s free)

Alison Hill, Robin Blaze, Nils Giebelhausen, Giles Underwood, Nicholas Gedge. Brecon Baroque, Rachel Podger (director), James Johnstone (organ). Choirs of Brecon Cathedral, Mark Duthie (director)

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Saturday 24 Oct 2015 – 10.00am

Baroque Dance Workshop

Led by Dancing Master Peter Brock

  • Priory Church in Wales School
  • Tickets: £5 (Free to those attending the Tea Dance)

Prepare for the Tea Dance with Dance Master Peter Brock.

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Saturday 24 Oct 2015 – 11.30am

Tour of the Cathedral

  • Brecon Cathedral

Discover the secrets of this ancient building on a guided tour.

Free to Festival visitors.

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Saturday 24 Oct 2015 – 1.00pm

Leipzig’s Third Choice

James Johnstone, organ

  • Brecon Cathedral
  • Tickets: £5

James Johnstone plays music by Bach and his rivals for the organist’s post in Leipzig.

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Saturday 24 Oct 2015 – 3.00pm

Baroque Tea Dance

  • Theatr Brycheiniog
  • Tickets: £10 (including afternoon tea)

Period dances, tea & cakes with Peter Brock and the Tea Dance Trio.

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Saturday 24 Oct 2015 – 6.00pm

Pre-concert talk

  • Theatr Brycheiniog
  • Tickets: Free to those attending the concert

Leading Bach scholar, Prof. John Butt, introduces ‘The Art of Fugue’.

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Saturday 24 Oct 2015 – 7.00pm

Rachel Podger and Brecon Baroque

  • Theatr Brycheiniog
  • Tickets: £22 (concessions £20, under 18s free)

JS Bach: The Art of Fugue; Suite for flute, strings and continuo.

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Sunday 25 Oct 2015 – 6.15pm

Pre-concert tour

  • Neuadd Goffa, Christ College
  • Tickets: Free to those attending the concert

Guided tour of the historic buildings of Christ College.

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Sunday 25 Oct 2015 – 7.00pm

John Butt and Alison McGillivray

  • Neuadd Goffa, Christ College
  • Tickets: £14 (concessions £12, under 18s free)

Two of the UK’s finest performers of Bach explore the staggering inventiveness and emotional range of Bach’s music.

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Monday 26 Oct 2015 – 11.00am

Tour of Historic Brecon

  • Tickets: Free to Festival visitors

A guided stroll around the town looking at a thousand years’ history.

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Monday 26 Oct 2015 – 7.00pm

Brecon Baroque Festival Orchestra

With South Powys Youth Orchestra

  • Theatr Brycheiniog
  • Tickets: £16 (concessions £14 / under 18s free)

Rachel Podger leads the orchestra in Bach’s Ouverture no. 1, Telemann’s Concerto for trumpet and violin and Pisendel’s G minor Violin concerto, and Tim Cronin conducts the county’s best young musicians.

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Arts Council of Wales Sponsored by Welsh Government Supported by The National Lottery through the Arts Council of Wales Big Lottery Fund Brecon Town Council Mid Wales Music Trust Tŷ Cerdd The Gibbs Trust Fidelio Charitable Trust