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The Future is Outdoors with Instant Concert

Instant Concert

Back in June, we got together for a tentative rehearsal and it got us thinking how we can move forward in these socially distant times. No indoor performing and the need to be 2 metres or more apart, we settled on a concept we’ve titled Instant Concert.

And for the want of a better phrase , it does what it says on the tin. We arrive, set up and perform. Nothing is needed by the venue as the ensemble is entirely self sufficient. Portable, weatherproof and audible across large distances, we are able to present a large selection of serious classical music to light, jazzy numbers suitable to be adapted to any outdoor occasion.

Sounds interesting? We’ve played at intimate garden parties to large outdoor events and would be more than happy to advise you on how the group could be involved. Please get in touch here.

1 Minute of Dowland

Mr Nicholas Gryffith, His Galiard by John Downland, transcribed by Timothy Jackson. Taken from the suite, Five Movements from Lachrimae. Recorded at St George’s Guildhall, King’s Lynn on 27th October 2019.

Onyx at Northern Aldborough Festival

Onyx Brass gave a great performance at the Northern Aldborough Festival last Thursday, to a full audience who loved it!  The programme was based around their ‘Golden Age’ programme of English and Italian renaissance music, including Dowland, Monteverdi and Holbourne.  We hope we can go back to the Festival soon!