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Cathedral Concert Society Onyx Brass Quintet
December 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm£5 – £17
Onyx Brass Quintet – The Golden Age
Monday 10 December 2018 19:30
St John’s Church, Sharow
|Claudio Monteverdi||Deus in Adiutorium (Vespers of 1612)|
|Dmitri Shostakovich||Fugue in A flat major|
|J S Bach||Fugue in A flat major|
|John Dowland||Suite from Lachrymae|
|Trad. arr Jackson||Shakespeare Suite|
|Bach||Fugue in G major “The Great”|
|Shostakovich||Fugue in G major|
|Thomas Tallis||Hymn Tune|
|Tim Jackson||Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis|
|Tim Jackson||Anything But|
|Bach||Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland|
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”.
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.
During 2014, Onyx Brass toured the country, bringing contemporary brass music to bandstands, parks and public spaces with a project called Tour de Brass! – part of the PRSF New Music Biennial.
Their programme includes some 20th century reworkings of works by Bach and others as well as works created for the brass quintet. Onyx has a particular commitment to commissioning and performing new works, especially by the celebrated and critically-acclaimed Tim Jackson. the ensemble’s composer-in-association.