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On an Overgrown Path CD

For the first time in the recorded output of Onyx Brass we have undertaken the challenge of a disc of Romantic music. By definition, a large section of the repertoire for brass quintet consists of arrangements of music originally written for other instruments, as this particular combination of instruments as chamber ensemble has only been…

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…

Doing what we love most…

It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks for Onyx Brass. The preparations for Tour de Brass! are now well underway and we are scouring the country for its best bandstands and public spaces, and can’t wait to get started. With Tour de Brass! on the horizon, you might imagine us swapping trumpets for Piña Coladas? Feet up in front of…

An Onyx Brass JAM Session

We’re excited to be performing at the John Armitage Memorial (JAM) concert series this summer, a fantastic initiative dedicated to yearly commissioning and performing of new music, often sympathetically programming new music with the more familiar. We have performed at JAM regularly since 2000, and this July we’ll be performing four wonderful concerts and bringing a nine schools…

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,…

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…