Bristol Brass Consort, formed in 1985, is a symphonic brass ensemble which regularly performs established brass repertoire as well as lesser-known works and new commissions. Bristol Brass Consort’s repertoire covers arrangements of music of all styles from medieval and Baroque through to popular classics, songs and tunes, as well as original compositions for Brass Ensemble.
The group performs for music societies, choirs, festivals, concert series, weddings and important events. They have played at venues across Bristol and the South West, including St. George’s, Bristol, the Bristol Beacon (Colston Hall), St. David’s Hall, Cardiff, and at St. Mary Redcliffe Church, Bristol for the annual Rush Sunday service, and in 1990 for a concert for HRH The Princess Royal. Bristol Brass Consort appeared on BBC Television for the first ever simultaneous broadcast of Midnight Mass in 1986 from Clifton Cathedral.
Bristol Brass Consort is structured as a brass quintet as its core ensemble, consisting of two trumpets, French horn, trombone and tuba. We also expand to bigger formations including brass dectet and 18-piece large ensemble.
Bristol Brass can be found on a number of recordings, including two albums: Music for Metal Instruments and Festive Brass.