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Tour de Brass! in the North West

On September 7th, we visited Liverpool and Chester for the latest mini-tour of our big project of 2014. With the help of the Granada Foundation (and all our supporters), we were able to perform at Sefton Park in Liverpool (part of the Liverpool International Music Festival), Victoria Park in Widnes, and finally at the water’s…

Onyx gets Romantic

Onyx was joined by some of the best brass players around for a few days last month, recording a new CD of brass music from the Romantic period. The CD, to be released by Meridian includes new arrangements of chorale preludes and piano pieces by Brahms, Chopin’s Prelude no. 12 in C minor, and Janacek’s…

Alan Thomas to join Onyx Brass

After the sad news at the beginning of the week we are happy to now announce the very good news that Alan Thomas will be our new trumpeter. When we started talking about a replacement for Brian, little did we know that the four of us would be in total agreement of who to ask.…

Brian to leave Onyx Brass

It’s with great sadness that we announce that Brian unfortunately is leaving the group. He has been with Onyx Brass since 1999 and we will all miss his melifluous tone and consummate musicianship. There are so many special memories and moments that could be noted down of his time with the group and his being…

Onyx Brass on YouTube

Back in July we took part in the excellent Durham International Brass Festival. Not only did we enjoy every moment but along with the help and expertise of James Stretton we have made and posted 3 video clips from our concert in Brancepeth Church. We think they are rather good (obviously) but what do you…

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…