Beulah Music Festival Gift

This year’s recipient is ‘cellist Lois Flower, a pupil at Brecon High School.

She will play in the Mervyn Bourdillon Memorial Concert on 12 October. She performed with the Festival Ensemble last year in Mozart’s Gran Partita.

Builth Wells Male Voice Choir

We are pleased to announce that this celebrated men’s choir will join us in the Mervyn Bourdillon Memorial Concert on 12 October at Eglwys Oen Duw. The programme will include orchestral pieces from the Festival Ensemble and will be finalised as soon as possible.

Remembering 1914


Haydn String Quartets:
The Seven Last Words of Christ
– with poetry, prose and song from Beulah folk
Presented by the Beulah Festival String Quartet
and Friends
Beulah Chapel
3:00pm   Saturday 19 April
Ivor Cox, Tom Cunningham, Lucy Cox, Emily Cox …

Hilary Cox, who will contribute to the concert, has written a blog post about the significance of the event, which can be found here.

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Some Dates and Events

22 December, 2.30: Children’s Christmas Carols at Beulah Chapel followed by Christmas Tea at Beulah Reading Room

Holy Saturday 2014: 1914 Memorial. Haydn’s Seven Last Words quartets with interpolations including recollections and reflections from local folk.

2014 Festival, Saturday Children’s Concert: Romany Wood by David Gaukroger, including children’s orchestra.

Festival report from the Oratory Prep School Junior Choir

The individual children write a comment on their visit to the Festival. They performed at the Children’s Concert and the Soul Music and came to hear the Mervyn Bourdillon Memorial Concert.

A Review of the Junior Choir Trip to the Beulah Festival

Sam liked it when we climbed on the Cambrian Mountains during the Big Walk. It was lovely to hear Alice Cox sing O for the wings of a dove.

Bizzi really enjoyed Penelope’s Garden, especially the Rope Walk.

Jamie enjoyed collecting twigs to help Penelope build a bonfire.

Laura ate all her food very well and enjoyed it.

Kendra found the beds quite comfortable.

Francesca liked singing Earth, Sea and Sky and Exercises in the Children’s Concert.

Shannon says that the House was fun.

Grace Le liked the Festival Concert, especially the violins.

Siena loved being on the top floor of Tyrannell.

Grace La liked the tyre swing that went into the tree in Penelope’s Garden.

Anna liked the wooden swing.

Ingrid found the walk very enjoyable, especially crossing the river and getting stuck in the mud.

Chantal liked having lots of cups of tea in the morning. Oliver Cox made all the tea.

Hana enjoyed playing in front of people in the Children’s Concert. Mrs Anderson said that everyone performed so nicely.

Harry liked sleeping in the Coach House attic. There was a lot of chatting on the first night, but the boys were better when they were tired out! Veronica, Mrs Cox’s mother, helped push the swing in Penelope’s Garden.

Tom really enjoyed exploring outside in the garden.

Josh loved the chickens and movie night.

Otto had a special recital when Mr Cox played The Lark Ascending for him.

Callum liked the Plain Cake made by Miss Lucy Cox.

Mrs Cox was so happy to see children enjoying the food. She had to make crumpets on Monday morning because Oliver forgot to bake the bread, but everyone liked them so it was alright. She also liked the singing of Grace. Mrs Anderson has a lovely recording for the website.

Music for Sesiwn Fach

All the music is on the resources page.

Note that it is all at concert pitch – please let us know if you are bringing an instrument that needs music in a different key (e.g. clarinet or trumpet).

Change of Venue!

Because the Chapel is required for a funeral on Saturday we are moving the Orchestra Workshop to Tyrannell and the concert to the Reading Room. The handbill in the resources page has been updated to reflect this.

A month to go!

We are updating the web site as quickly as possible with all the latest details and they become available. We will shortly give full program details and tell you about our guest performers – and much more.