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Surrey Brass intends to undertake a short tour to Gibraltar during the summer of 2020.
We plan to perform a concert within the famous St. Michael's Cave within the Rock of Gibraltar, the first time Surrey Brass will have performed underground! This has been a popular concert hall for many years, with a long prior history of being used for many other purposes. The rock formations are fantastically beautiful and have a unique acoustic.
We will renew our performing relationship with conductor Jonathan Spencer who will by then be the Bandmaster of The Band and Corps of Drums of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment. Musical collaboration with the Band is planned, together with an educational event for young local players.
Without doubt this is the most expensive project Surrey Brass has attempted since formation in 2001 and we need help with funding to make it happen.
Being in the audience for our concerts is always a great way to support Surrey Brass and we hope you can attend several before the tour begins. Please Join our Mailing List to make sure you know what's going on.
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Who we are
Surrey Brass was founded in August 2001 by John Goodwin and aims to develop the fine tradition of ensemble brass performance originated by the internationally famous Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, by widening the audience for brass ensemble music, enlarging the repertoire, and providing enjoyment for everyone. Our talented musicians include the best semi-professional players in Surrey, UK. We are particularly keen on encouraging young brass players and every year perform at least one concert involving them - hopefully some will join us in future.
What we do
Surrey Brass aims to promote the Arts in all its forms and is keen to form new performing relationships with local Arts organisations, composers and arrangers in the county of Surrey. We publish sheet music of our own and other peoples’ arrangements for brass ensemble on our website to help widen the performance of this music.
We also aim to perform at least one Charity concert every year and have raised many thousands of pounds for various causes including Age Concern, Tsunami relief, help to the Third World, Amnesty International, and fundraising for a new Village Hall in Elstead, Surrey. Please contact us if we might help your fundraiser.
What we play
Surrey Brass plays a wide, innovative and entertaining repertoire to a high standard, incorporating fresh influences from diverse musical sources including Classical, Jazz, Film, and World Music.
Whenever we can find sponsorship, we commission new music. Past commissions include music to accompany the silent films of Cecil Hepworth, a major piece to commemorate Concorde, which was premiered in the hangar at Brooklands, and the "Energy Suite", a major jazz-based work drawing attention to man's relationship with energy over the ages. If you are interested in collaborating in a musical project please get in touch.
Most unusally for musical organisations of our type, Surrey Brass is entirely self-funded. We rely on income from concerts, but this alone is not enough to enable us to grow and put on more concerts to a wide audience. You can help us raise funds by clicking on the Easyfundraising links at the bottom of our pages whenever you shop online. To help you do that, why not Download a Donation Reminder which is a little add-on for your browser?
We also welcome donations!
Thank you for all your support - we really need it!
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Surrey Brass has lived up to our motto of being "the innovative and entertaining brass ensemble" ever since our foundation in 2001.
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This site was created on 8th March 2015. Our legacy site was created in 2001.