Summer Concert

7:30pm Saturday 8th June 2019

St Mary Magdalene Church, Paradise Road, Richmond TW9 1SN

About the Concert

Surrey Brass return to Richmond to perform a Summer Concert. The musical programme contains something to please all musical tastes, including Classical, Film Music, Jazz and Popular repertoire. We feature somewhat eclectic arrangements made specially by members of Surrey Brass, which cannot be heard elsewhere. We take particular pleasure in using our unique Symphonic Brass sound to create a highly varied palette of sounds enabling performance of the widest range of music.

The first part of the concert contains a range of classical music starting with the opening from Monteverdi's "Orfeo", premiered in 1607, followed by a clever adaptation of a baroque piece by English composer Anthony Holborne. "Let The Bright Seraphim" by Handel is the first piece that features Corrinne Hart in tonight's programme. 

The second part of the programme has a distinct Spanish flavour, with film music and jazz mixed in to create a lighter mood. We open the second half with music from the film "The Incredibles", music with bite! The Trombone section is featured in "The Blades of Toledo", a Brass Band favourite. "Concierto de Aranjuez", a flugel solo made famous in the film "Brassed Off" continues the Spanish theme. A jazz feature, "Autumn Leaves", has been arranged specially for Surrey Brass by legendary jazz trombonist Bill Geldard who is also playing in the ensemble for this concert.

We are delighted to welcome our guest soloist, the lyric soprano Corinne Hart who will perform music specially arranged for soprano and brass ensemble.


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This concert is special for Surrey Brass since we are saying farewell to our conductor of several years, Jonathan Spencer, who is moving on from his current post as Bandmaster of the Royal Logistics Corps Band to a new and exciting posting as Bandmaster of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment. However, it's not goodbye since Surrey Brass have plans to undertake our first tour - to Gibraltar in 2020 to renew our acquaintance. We hope to be able to perform within a cavern within the Rock of Gibraltar which has been used for a concert hall for many years, among other purposes.


  • Surrey Brass conducted by Jonathan Spencer
  • Corrine Hart, Soprano

Musical Programme


"Deus in Auditorium" from "Orfeo"   Claudio Monteverdi  
Holborne Tubes - Round Trip "the faery rounds"

Anthony Holborne arr Edward Chance

The Banks of Green Willow George Butterworth arr. Jonathan Spencer  
Autumn Leaves  Joseph Kosma with original lyrics by Jacques Prévert in French, and later by Johnny Mercer in English.Arranged for Surrey Brass by Bill Geldard.
Trombone Soloist Michael Straker
 Concierto de Aranjuez Joaquín Rodrigo arr Michael Straker Flugelhorn Soloist John Goodwin
 Quando Me'n Vo from "La Boheme" Puccini arr. Jonathan Spencer Soprano Soloist Corinne Hart
"Let The Bright Seraphim" George Frederik Handel Soprano Soloist Corinne Hart
Trumpet Soloist Jonathan Spencer
 Balkan Dance Etienne Crasaz  
 "Song of Hope" for Ryan Anthony and Cancer Blows Peter Meechan Trumpet Soloists
Michael Chapple and Jonathan Spencer
 "The Incredibles" Michael Giacchino arr. Jock McKenzie Edited Roger Argente  
"The Blades of Toledo"  T L Sharpe arr. Michael Straker The Trombone Section
 "Tico Tico"  Zequinha Arbreu arr. John Iveson Trumpet Soloist TBD
"Post Horn Galop" Koenig arr. John Iveson The Surrey Brass Posthorns
"Malaguena" Erneso Lecuona arr. for Surrey Brass  
"Les Filles de Cadix" Leo Delibes arr. Jonathan Spencer Soprano Soloist Corinne Hart


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Venue Details

St Mary Magdalene Church, Paradise Road, Richmond TW9 1SN

St Mary’s, Richmond’s ancient parish church, lies in the centre of town behind the main shopping thoroughfare of George Street. It can be accessed via Church Court, which runs up the side of Tesco’s, or from Paradise Road.