Onyx Brass

Commissions

Onyx in a JAM

Not the sticky kind, though. In 2014, Onyx Brass will be maintaining our longstanding relationship with the John Armitage Memorial – a foundation dedicated to the commissioning and performance of new music for brass, organ and choir – with performances across the UK. In a March concert in London, we opened the 2014 JAM Season,…

Onyx gets new support from Granada Foundation

We’re delighted to have received a good chunk of money towards Tour de Brass! from the Granada Foundation.  This money will specifically support a tour of bandstands in the Northwest region (Cheshire, Merseyside, etc), including performances of our new commission from David Sawer.  Thanks so much to the good people there who backed our application. Speaking…

Tour de Brass!

After a bit of a roller coaster few weeks we are very pleased to announce that along with the compose David Sawer, the group has been one of 20 projects to be chosen to take part in the PRS for Music’s first UK New Music Biennial. Our project is to take David’s new composition ‘Bronze…

Cheryl Frances-Hoad and The Madness Industry

On September 25th 2012 at the Richmond Concert Society we will be giving the premiere of The Madness Industry by Cheryl Frances-Hoad. This is one of our major new commissions this year and we are very excited about it. On first look it will be an excellent and challenging addition to our repertoire. This is…

Dan Jenkins Mnemonyx

For our upcoming Purcell Room concert BBC trombonist Dan Jenkins has written us a new non-brass piece. After rehearsing it we think it’s going to be great if a little daunting! Here is what Dan himself has to say about it. “Brass playing is a taxing business, so in January 2012, Onyx Brass asked me…