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Summer Concert

Saturday, 8 June 2019, 19:30
St Mary Magdalene Church - Richmond , Surrey


Surrey Brass Summer Concert in Richmond 8th June 2019

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, conducted by Jonathan Spencer. 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, Soprano 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 - Gibraltar Tour 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.


Musical Programme

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"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   
Autumn Leaves Joseph Kosma 
Trombone Soloist Michael Straker
 Concierto de Aranjuez Joaquín Rodrigo Flugelhorn Soloist John Goodwin
 Quando Me'n Vo from "La Boheme" Giacomo Puccini Soloist Corinne Hart, Soprano
"Let The Bright Seraphim" George Frederik Handel Soprano Soloist Corinne Hart, Soprano
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   
"The Blades of Toledo" Lt.Col. Trevor L. Sharpe The Trombone Section
 "Tico Tico" Zequinha Arbreu arr. John Iveson Trumpet Soloist Jonathan Spencer
"Post Horn Galop" Hermann Koenig arr. John Iveson The Surrey Brass Posthorns
"Flood Warning" Mark Nightingale Trombone Soloist Bill Geldard
"Malaguena" Erneso Lecuona  
"Les Filles de Cadix" Leo Delibes Soprano Soloist Corinne Hart, Soprano























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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.



Contact information

Surrey Brass Secretary


St Mary Magdalene Church
Paradise Road
United Kingdom
Venue Capacity:
Facilities for Disabled:
Good. Easy wheelchair access, toilet and parking facilities.
Nearest Train Station:
Bus Services:
Richmond Bus Station is close by
Nearest Tube:
Cycle Access:
Richmond NCP


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.