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Onyx to Premiere Turnage New Work as Part of Birthday Celebrations

In under 2 weeks, one of the highlights of our 30th year is to take place at St. Bride’s Church London with the premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s new work, Onyx 30. A co-commission with JAM, it will form part of their 2023 Music of Our Time series. The annual concert that features new music for…

Onyx become a trio for Eternity

During the Covid-19 lockdown period in the UK, we have been searching for things we can put together from a distance, and we are so grateful to Emily Hall who has allowed us to transcribe her short work, Eternity, for two Flugelhorns and French horn. Originally written for three female voices, the piece consists of three simple lines that create a timeless, mesmeric quality.

The piece was put together by first recording the audio remotely then each player choosing a suitable location near to their homes to shoot their video.

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,…