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Saturday 19 May 2018

Onyx Brass

BACH: Toccata and Fugue in D minor
SHOSTAKOVICH: Fugue In A flat major
BACH: Fugue in A flat major
DOWLAND: Suite from Lachrymae
PURCELL: Remember not Lord our Offences
BACH: Chromatic Fugue; Fugue in G major “The Great”
SHOSTAKOVICH: Fugue in G major
BACH: Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland
JACKSON: Anything But
DUDDELL: Still Life
TIM JACKSON: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis

 Onyx Brass 

"Easily the classiest brass ensemble in Britain" BBC Music Magazine

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018, Onyx Brass continues to be the leading light in establishing the brass quintet as a medium for serious chamber music, presenting it in the entertaining and articulate style that has become the group’s trademark.

BBC Music Magazine described the group as “easily the classiest brass ensemble in Britain”, and Gramophone hailed “some of the most thrilling chamber brass-playing of its kind”. Onyx and its five recordings are also regularly featured on BBC Radio 3. The group has commissioned and performed the world premières of well over 100 new works, with many more in the pipeline.

Education is a large part of the remit of Onyx Brass: workshops and master-classes range from Primary School to the Juilliard School. The group is currently resident ensemble of Imperial College, University of London. Work with singers also forms a central part of Onyx’s work, often under the auspices of the John Armitage Memorial trust, with whom Onyx Brass has been affiliated since its inception.

During 2014, Onyx Brass toured the country, bringing contemporary brass music to bandstands, parks and public spaces as part of the Tour de Brass! The project was supported by PRS for Music’s New Music Biennial Scheme and featured a new commission by British composer David Sawer.

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