During the summer months, lunchtime recitals are held every Monday in Brecon Cathedral. Today’s recital, by organist Cameron Luke, Director of Music at All Saints Church, Cheltenham, followed the theme of cats and dogs. We enjoyed the music, which lasted about 50 minutes.
After the recital, I took a few photos to supplement the collection already displayed on my website’s Images of Wales feature: http://www.jlb2011.co.uk/walespic/archive/021205.htm
In particular, I wanted some shots of the recently installed crucifix suspended above the transept.
The crucifix was sculpted in bronze by South Wales artist Helen Sinclair. Weighing 90 kg it was cast from driftwood found on Rhossili beach on Gower Peninsula.The crucifix hangs above where the rood screen once stood, before it was destroyed in 1538 by Henry VIII. A gold crucifix hung from the original rood screen, and was touched by pilgrims as they prayed for healing.
Brecon Cathedral has an excellent website at: http://www.breconcathedral.org.uk/