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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, but Michael Bell was appointed the orchestra's regular conductor.

It 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.

The Orchestra is run by a committee of its members.There is an active social and fund raising group, the "Friends of Brecknock Sinfonia", which supports the Orchestra financially, and helps to raise its profile.


Nextconcert:   26th January 2019 Brecon Cathedral 7:30pm
  •    Conductor:     Michael Bell

  •    Bach :                  Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
  •    Shostakovitch :  String Quartet No.8 transcribed for String                                  Orchestra
  •    Dvorak :              String Quartet “The American” transcribed for                                  String Orchestra