Onyx Brass

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Jazz Project Recording

Tuesday 6th June, is a big day in the Onyx calendar for this year as we start recording the twelve pieces that compose our jazz project. Recorded by NMC Records, and made possible by the contribution of an Open Award from the PRS Foundation, its something that has recently been a labour of love for…

Onyx to record The Madness Industry

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 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,…

Compose for Onyx!

Onyx is excited to have been chosen to perform at the 2014 BASCA British Composer Awards. Two of our players will take the stage to play the winning work in BASCA’s Student Composition Competition. The ceremony takes place on 2nd December in the beautiful Goldsmiths’ Hall, and Onyx’s performance will be recorded for a later…

Tour de Brass! supported by the Leche Trust

We’re delighted to announce we have been awarded £5,000 towards our Tour de Brass! project in 2014. The Leche Trust was set up to support – among other things – arts projects, the preservation of Georgian buildings, and projects which promote good relations between Britain and the third world. The grant is a huge step in our funding campaign,…