Onyx Brass

Performances

Back to the Isle of Wight

Our January visit to Freshwater on the Isle of Wight had so many reasons to be special and even the breakdown of Dave’s car failed to dampen the spirits. First of all the weather was stunning. The ferry crossing showed the whole area in what can only be described as perfect conditions, the water was…

“Everyone beaming” at West Wight

We received a wonderful email from Judith Hunt, writing on behalf of the West Wight’s Arts Association – she’s kindly agreed to let us put it up here. Onyx set the West Wight alight last night, they were absolutely tremendous and gave an enormous amount of pleasure. We had a packed house and everyone went…

A Very Onyx Christmas

There’s a lot of brass music around at Christmas, but we think no-one does it quite so classily as Onyx. Last Friday they played live on Radio 3 with the BBC Singers and their conductor Ben Parry. The concert of Christmas music old and new, including a couple of solo items from Onyx themselves, is…

BBC Radio 3 LIVE broadcast

  Onyx is performing tonight with the BBC Singers, organist Richard Hills, and members of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, in a gala Christmas concert at St Paul’s Church in Knightsbridge, conducted by Ben Parry.  Tune in to BBC Radio 3 to hear a LIVE broadcast of the concert tonight at 7.30pm, 90-93FM.  We’ll…

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…