The Symphonic Brass of London’s Carols and Christmas Classics concert

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The full Symphonic Brass of London ensemble in action earlier this year at Langley School for Boys

The Symphonic Brass of London Quintet are presenting a ‘Carols and Christmas Classics’ concert at St Barnabas’ Church in Beckenham (Perth Rd, Beckenham BR3 6PP) on 20th December.

If you’ve never heard them play before, this is a good opportunity to see a top class brass ensemble in action, as they bring Christmas classics and carols to Beckenham. In addition to the brass ensemble, Nicholas Mannoulas will be playing the organ.

So, if you’re in the area, make it a date!

Time:

  • Sunday 20 December at 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:15pm)

Admission:

  • Adults: £10
  • Concessions: £6 (OAPs and Students)
  • Children: Free (16 and under).

Tickets available from: www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/219409

Symphonic Brass of London Quintet – Featuring:

  • Chris Deacon
  • Paul Beniston
  • Richard Bayliss
  • Nick Lloyd
  • Adrian Miotti

With Nicholas Mannoulas on organ.

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Symphonic Brass!!

Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to hear the fantastic Symphonic Brass of London at St Barnabas church in Beckenham. The first time was when they were playing in their dectet formation, and then a few weeks back, I went to hear the quintet at the same venue. 

What a terrific group of players they are, comprising players from the top London orchestras. The first event was very reminiscent to me of Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, although they didn’t play anything from that era, but concentrated on the material from their excellent album, ‘A Bridge over the Pyrenees’, and the second concert being quintet used a fair number of Canadian Brass arrangements – all excellent! 

Part of their ‘raison d’être’ is their desire to give back to the community, in this case Beckenham (where they are ‘officially’ based) and the surrounding area. They spend a lot time working with local schools coaching, teaching and encouraging young people in the art of making brass music (in particular), and it’s usual for these young groups to take part in the concerts that the group give. 

On which note, I’d like to bring to your attention a couple of upcoming events. The Symphonic Brass of London are performing in Chichester on 19th June, and again in Beckhenham on 26th June. Both of these concerts will be well worth the effort of going along to! Promise! You will not be dissapointed! 

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