Onyx Brass

“easily the classiest brass ensemble in Britain” – BBC Music Magazine

Onyx Brass to Visit Malaysia

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On Monday 5th December we kick off our busy month by making a trip to the island of Borneo and the Malaysian city of Kuching. Somewhere that none of us have been, we are so excited to be playing and working with the amazing St. Joseph’s School Band. Last year they won the Yamaha Cup…

Onyx to Celebrate the 90th Birthday of Joseph Horowitz

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We have back to back lunchtime concerts at educational establishments coming up in November and sees us working and performing with a number of their students as well. Thursday 3rd November and it is our annual visit for the lunchtime series at Imperial College. For this we will be celebrating the 90th Birthday of Joseph…

Onyx Brass off to the RWCMD

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Off to see old friends in October with a visit to the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Friday 7th October sees us giving masterclasses to the students and a lunchtime concert in their superb concert hall with music from Bach to Mark Nightingale. Also being joined by some of the students with two…

Festival Visits for Onyx Brass in August

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August 2016 sees visits to two festivals for Onyx Brass. First of all on the 17th August and we perform at the Collegium Maius, Cracow for the Music in Old Crakow Festival. The concert will take place, weather permitting, in the courtyard of Poland’s oldest university and is part of a festival that sees concerts performed…

JAM on the Marsh 2016

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Two visits in a week to New Romney for the JAM on the Marsh Festival 2016 and they couldn’t be more different. Thursday 7th July and we open the festival with a concert in The Engine Shed, New Romney Station, home to the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway. Surrounded by the engines and coaches of…

Onyx to Team Up with the Shepway Brass Academy

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Monday 23rd May sees the continuation of our involvement with the Singing Playgrounds project for 2016 and the second of three years of Timothy Jackson’s Opening Night. Last year we premiered this alongside the children of schools from all over the Romney Marsh and this year a similar plan but with the exciting addition of the…

Onyx to record The Madness Industry

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We are pleased to announce next month we will be recording one of our recent commissions for NMC Recordings. Composed by Cheryl Frances-Hoad, The Madness Industry was for written in 2012 for our tour for Music in the Round. Using conventional and some not so conventional techniques (cardboard flaps!) it was a piece that quickly became…