Date(s) - 20 Jan 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Eldon House
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The Bristol Brass Consort, founded in 1985, is a symphonic brass ensemble that aims to provide audiences with high quality performances of the established brass repetoire as well as exploring lesser known pieces and commissioning new works and arrangements from local composers.
Originally formed as a quintet the consort now boasts a large repertoire of concert music for up to 18 players in various instrumental combinations.
Highlights of past performances include a “Songs of Praise” broadcast on BBC television and radio, a concert in the presence of the Princess Royal in St Mary Redcliffe Church and a concert in Bristol Cathedral to celebrate the launch of the “Matthew”, the Bristol built replica of the ship that John Cabot took across the Atlantic in 1497.
The ensemble has also recently performed Elgar Howarth’s virtuoso arrangement for brass of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition – twice in Bristol and once in Weston Super Mare, and has also recently performed the equally demanding Eric Crees arrangement of Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story at St. George’s Bristol.
The ensemble has some of the most experienced brass players in the Bristol area amongst its members but we also seek to encourage and develop new talent