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Three Days in the Life of Onyx Brass

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Its coming up to our 25th Birthday and over the last quarter of a century we’ve expended a lot of energy pushing forward the medium of the brass quintet from many angles including performing, commissioning, arranging, recording and teaching. So hopefully, when the time comes to hang up our instruments, the brass quintet as an…

Onyx by the seaside!

Onyx Brass are off to the Vale of Glamorgan Festival on Sunday for a day by the sea. They’ll be performing for FREE all over the place. A couple of short blasts here and there, and then a longer recital at 4pm at the Eastern Shelter on Barry Island. You can find all the details…

Fanfares Recording Project

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April 6th and 7th sees the first of our two studio projects for 2017. Fanfares is a recording that will bring together 14 British Composers of the 20th Century, 46 different fanfares, John Wilson, Onyx Brass and a few friends. Including many premiere recordings we have been reconstructing a lot from manuscripts that we’ve found…

Brass Day at Eton College

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On March 15th we will be hosting a brass day at Eton College. 70 local school children from around the area will be coming together for a day of coaching and performing in the music school of Eton. It’s catering for all levels and will give a chance for young brass players to get some…

Onyx to Visit the North East

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A quick two day trip of North East England is on the agenda this February with a visit to Newcastle University and Helmsley. 9th February and we are working with students of the brass department of Newcastle University. This will lead them to join us for our lunchtime concert which includes premieres of music by…

Christmas 2016 for Onyx

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Hard to think about Christmas while in the heat and humidity of Malaysia. However in barely two days we start our annual run of seasonal shows. Here’s an outline schedule if you ant to see us (and the many excellent choirs we team up with) over the next few weeks. 10th Henley, two concerts with…

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…