At the Purbeck Art Weeks performance Meridian Brass and friends were fortunate enough to be joined in rehearsal by several artists and photographers. Some of the work they produced can be seen on our Facebook page. We were also joined by a film crew from the University of Southampton and we hope you will be able to enjoy some of that performance on our website soon.
Stephen McNeff has composed a new piece for the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Brass and Meridian Brass to play at Corfe Castle later this month, entitled ‘Corfe Alarm Call’, the fanfare is part of the ‘Chalk Legends’ series of work the composer has written. Exploring the folk tales of the Jurassic coast, this movement of ‘Chalk Legends’ depicts the crows that were trained in the towers of Corfe Castle to fly out when danger approached.
Meridian Brass will be performing at the South Bank Centre band stand this month as part of the Festival of Britain. We will be playing a set of light summer music to set the mood for the start of the festival.
Rehearsal s with dancers and singers start in earnest this month for our
Purbeck Art Weeks performances. The group are enjoying the new experience of working with dancers Elly Braund and James Pett under the directorship of Kerry Nicholls. The mix of brass, dance and voices is unusual but extremely exciting.
Meridian Brass is pleased to announce that it raised over £1,500 for PRACTICAL ACTION at last week’s concert.
Meridian Brass are pleased to confirm that as well as performing at the Purbeck Art Weeks Festival they will be kicking off the festival with the brass of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Marylebone Trombone Quartet and drummers and circus entertainments including fire eaters and jugglers! The event will be held at the distinctive and ancient Corfe Castle in Dorset.
Meridian Brass have just received the first copies of Duncan Ward’s piece Ave Maris Stella, we will be recording a draft of the piece for rehearsals with dancers. Jon Heeley will be recording our progress as he is creating a documentary about the creation of the piece for the website.
Meridian Brass has some new photos! Please check out our gallery to see some of our new pictures.
Meridian brass are pleased to announce that it will be performing a maritime themed concert at the ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL on the 7th of August. This performance will be part of the SEA themed week of the Festival of Britain at the Southbank. The programme will include Duncan Ward’s new piece Ave Maris Stella and a workshop on singing British sea songs.
On April the 16th Meridian Brass will be performing in a special concert for PRACTICAL ACTION. We are pleased to be supporting this superb charity. We will post more information about PRACTICAL ACTION on our facebook page.
Meridian Brass are pleased to announce that they are to join forces with Pianist Johannes Mnich for several concerts in a tour of Germany with a mixed programme of music for piano, for the quartet and some new very special arrangements where we will collaborate playing Brahms, Bach and Brubeck.
Meridian Brass is going to be performing a series of events at Canary Wharf as part of the Spring Serenades concerts, more info to follow.
Meridian Brass are pleased to welcome David Clark to the group, after a series of trials we are very happy to welcome Dave on board. A RCM alumni and Kentish lad we hope that you will enjoy hearing Dave soon.