About Us

Formed in 1985 the Bristol Brass Consort is a symphonic brass ensemble that provides high quality performances of the established brass repertoire as well as lesser known works and new commissions.

The group is structured with a brass quintet as its core ensemble and can expand to 10 piece and larger formations depending on the repertois.

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In this formation we mix the best of the original brass quintet repertoire with commissions and our own arrangements to treat audiences to a unique brand of entertainment which captivates all ages.

The ensemble has a lively repartee, touched with humour and personality, to bridge the ocean of classical formality to delight audiences in an evening of great music mixed with fun.
We can provide

  • full scale concerts and recitals

  • concert sharing with other ensembles

  • accompaniment to choral concerts and services

  • music for wedding services and receptions

  • background music at functions

10 Piece

As a 10 piece ensemble we again perform across a wide selection of musical periods and styles. Arrangements of Bach and Purcell up to The Beatles form the backbone of these concerts, which  are provided in a friendly and fun atmosphere.

Larger Ensemble

This is our largest formation and is normally put together every couple of years to perform specific compositions and arrangements for this sized group.

These have included

  • Pictures at an Exhibition

  • Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

  • Fanfare for the Common Man

  • Funeral  March by Grieg

  • Festmusik der Stadt Wein

  • Street Song by Michael Tilson-Thomas