Autumn/Winter ‘16


Kensington Brass at the 
Roman River Festival: 

A Celebration of Brass
Thursday 29th September, 8pm
St. Mary’s Church, Stoke-by-Nayland CO6 4QU
Kensington Brass begin their 4 day residency at the Roman River Festival with their trademark original concert of eclectic music, original arrangements and versatile playing. From Bach to Harry James plus this year’s festival theme folk music additions along the way, this concert will have something for everybody!

Resounding Brass
Friday 30th September, 5pm
The Ark Methodist Church CO4 9FF
The dynamic young Kensington Brass group will be resident during the final weekend of the 2016 Roman River Music Festival presenting not only a formal evening concert featuring a huge range of diverse music from J S Bach to big band legend Ted Heath but schools workshops, recitals and a “massed band” project open to all ages and abilities.
	Eb soprano cornets
	trumpets, cornets and flugel horns
	tenor horns AND French horns
	baritones, euphoniums
	trombones and bass trombones in any clef – please let us know when you book!
	tubas, Eb and Bb basses and even sousaphones if you want to!
On Friday 30 September, Ryan Linham and his colleagues will lead workshops and rehearsals with a range of music including pieces specially arranged for learners up to a competition-standard work to be performed on stage at the Festival Finale in Stoke-by-Nayland church on Sunday 2 October.
This is a fantastic opportunity for local musicians to get involved in the Festival, take part in a fun, low-cost event and benefit from the inspiration of these talented young players. The workshop cost just £6 and includes a ticket to the Festival Finale. Percussion players are welcome, as are both tenor and French horns, trumpets and cornets!
Those participating in the workshop and Finale will be able to attend the Kensington Brass evening concert (on Thursday 29 September) for a discounted price of £6 – select this below when you sign up.
We’d like to see local players aged 8 to 80 on stage alongside school children, youth orchestras and top London professionals including members of the London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Spread the word among your friends and colleagues and let’s make it a takeover bid by the brass!
Works will be chosen to fit this year’s Festival theme of folk inspiration and music of place.

Festival Orchestra
Saturday 1st October, 6pm
St. Mary’s Church, Stoke-by-Nayland CO6 4QU
Kensington Brass members integrate with the exceptional Festival Orchestra at the Roman River Festival as part of our 4 day residency out in Colchester. A stunning programme to include Britten’s Cello Symphony and Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No. 5.

Festival Finale
Sunday 2nd October, 2pm
St. Mary’s Church, Stoke-by-Nayland CO6 4QU
Kensington Brass members integrate with the exceptional Festival Orchestra at the Roman River Festival finale concert to end the 4 day residency out in Colchester. This concert will be a folk-inspired journey around the British Isles, with Kensington Brass performing Gordon Langford’s ‘New World Fantasy’ along with the massed community brass players from the Friday night workshops, ‘Resounding Brass’.


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