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Welcome to Brecknock Sinfonia Croeso i fyd Sinffonia Brecknock

Brecknock Sinfonia, a first class Orchestra for Brecon and the surrounding district.

The distinguished musician Mark Foster founded Brecknock Sinfonia in the summer of 1999, when he came to live in the area. Wishing to put on concerts in local venues he invited musical friends to play and from these small beginnings, the Orchestra emerged and gradually grew and widened the scope of its repertoire, to considerable critical acclaim.

Since Mark's death in 2007, the orchestra has had several conductors. Michael Bell first conducted the orchestra in 2010, and is now our regular conductor.

The orchestra is a blend of professional players, instrumental teachers, and talented amateurs from across South Wales and the Marches. They come together for four concerts a year, usually in Brecon but sometimes in other venues.

In 2018 the orchestra took the important step of reforming its constitution so that it is now a charitable trust with trustees who are responsible for the overall direction of the trust. There is an active social, and fund-raising group, the Friends of Brecknock Sinfonia (who are formally Members of the Brecknock Sinfonia Trust) which supports the orchestra financially and helps to raise its profile. The organisation of the orchestra is carried out by a committee of its members

The Board of Trustees comprises members of the orchestra and members of the fundraising group who are Adrian Cook (Chair), Richard Slaney (Secretary), Vaughan Bennet (Treasurer), Janet Foster (Life President), Bryan Collins (Membership Secretary), Sonia Hammond, and Susan Hankey.


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Next concert:   8th June 2019 Brecon Cathedral 7:30pm
  •    Conductor:     Michael Bell
  •    Leader:             Julia Watkins
  •    Soloist:             Sonia Hammond

  •    Suppe :                Poet and Peasant Overture
  •    Bruch :                Kol Nidrei Op. 47
  •    Borodin :            Polovtsian Dances
  •    Dvorak :              Symphony No. 6 in D Major Op. 60, B. 112

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