Onyx Brass

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

JAM on the Marsh 2016


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


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

Cheryl Frances Hoad

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…

New Music Available at Onyx Brass Publishing

We are very excited to announce that from Friday 8th April our updated catalogue of sheet music will be available from our sister site, Onyx Brass Publishing. Over the last eighteen months, Timothy Jackson, our Composer-in-Association and Typesetter-in-Chief has been poring over our more of our scores and rendering them fit for publishing. The finished…

March is the beginning of JAM 2016

March 17th sees the opening of JAM 2016 at St. Brides Church, Fleet Street. Onyx has been involved with JAM since its inception and its core mission to promote new music complements the group’s ethos perfectly. This year we will be playing two pieces by Thea Musgrave and Judith Bingham that we have already premiered…

Onyx Tour the South West


After almost two years in planning, our trip to the South West of England was a resounding success. Fitting in six days work into four was always going to be a challenge but the rewards for us, and hopefully everyone we met, far outweighed the effort expended. We estimate that we performed and worked with 450…

Onyx Brass, well, the sound, just listen!

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