Onyx Brass


I’m dreaming of an Onyx Christmas

…just like the ones I used to know. If there’s anything that sounds like Christmas to me, it’s probably a brass band playing carols. We’re always quite busy around this time of year – we’ve already played two concerts with choirs (Laudate and Eltham Choral Society), and we’ve got a very busy day coming up…

Onyx Brass on Radio 3

Onyx Brass made another lively appearance last Thursday on In Tune, BBC Radio 3′s drivetime show with Sean Rafferty.  The quintet were promoting their gala performance at the Southbank Centre, which is this coming Thursday at 7.45pm.  Tickets are still available here.  They performed live in the studio with baritone Mark Stone – check it out here!

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…

Time to tune in…Onyx on Radio 3

Tune in to Radio 3 tomorrow to hear us perform from our new CDs “Canite Tuba” and “Time to Time”. “Time to Time”, which The Guardian called “an eclectic ear-opener of a disc, virtuosically played”, was released by Meridian records and features music by Ives, Copland and Barber as well as new music by Stuart MacRae, Joe Duddell…

The Gothic

A double symphony orchestra, four offstage brass bands, massed choirs – I feel sure that the licence fee payer is getting value for money with this Prom, a performance of Havergal Brian’s epic. “Gothic” Symphony. Three members of Onyx in amongst the carnage. It’s a bit noisy!