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Onyx Brass Candlelit Concert at Stapleford Granary

Festive favourites & classy arrangements of well-loved tunes from this world-renowned brass quintet . presented in their charismatic, good humoured style.

  • 13th December 2022 - 13th December 2022
  • 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm


Tuesday 13 December | 7:45pm

Doors & bar 6:45pm | Concert 7:45pm, ends 9:00pm, no interval

Tickets £22 / £11 (under 25)

Book online – Onyx Brass | Candlelit Concert (staplefordgranary.org.uk) or Box Office 01223 849004

Niall Keatley & Alan Thomas, trumpets | Andrew Sutton, French horn | Amos Miller, trombone | David Gordon Shute, tuba


Emily Hall – Eternity
Johann Sebastian Bach – Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland
Johann Sebastian Bach – Fugue in A flat
Gustav Holst – In The Bleak Midwinter
Imogen Holst – Leiston Suite
Thomas Tallis – O Nata Lux
George Frideric Handel – Royal Fireworks Suite 
Tim Jackson – Anything But 
Trad arr. Harvey – A Sussex Carol
Jason Rebello – Inevitable Outcome 
Emily Hall – Blackcurrant River 
Trad arr. Harvey – Past Three O’Clock
Malcolm Arnold – Brass Quintet no. 1
Dmitri Shostakovich – Fugue in A flat
François Couperin – Suite
Jean-Philippe Rameau – Entrée de Polymnie, from Les Boréades
Mark Nightingale – For Rosie 
Tchaikovsky – Chocolate, from The Nutcracker

George Gershwin Selection 

 ‘Easily the classiest brass ensemble in Britain’

BBC Music Magazine


Celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2023, Onyx Brass continue to be a leading light in establishing the brass quintet as a medium for serious chamber music, combining ‘staggering virtuosity’ (Sarah Walker, BBC Radio 3) with the entertaining and articulate style that has become the group’s trademark. Their extensive discography (16 albums) has received huge critical acclaim with Gramophone Magazine applauding ‘some of the most thrilling chamber brass playing of its kind’ and BBC Record Review describing the group as a ‘wonderful, virtuosic brass quintet’. Onyx Brass has commissioned and performed over 200 world premières, including new works by Stuart MacRae, Michael Nyman, John Tavener, Timothy Jackson, Steve Martland, Julian Philips and Emily Hall.

Presented by the group in their good humoured, charismatic and informative style, this bespoke collection for our Christmas programme combines festive favourites with classy arrangements of well-loved tunes. There is memorable new music too in Emily Hall’s timeless Eternity and Jason Rebello’s punchy Inevitable Outcome. Alongside this kaleidoscope of miniatures is Malcolm Arnold’s substantial Brass Quintet (1961) notable as the trailblazing work in establishing the brass quintet as a mainstream genre.

‘A tour-de-force of symphonic brass chamber music…

a fascinating concept and a remarkable recording brimming with all the splendour of the Romantic era’

Lee Harrelson, describing Festmusik: A Legacy (Ensemble Recording of the Year 2021)

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  • Bar
  • Car Parking
  • Disabled Accessibility
  • On site parking
  • WI-FI

Accessibility Facilities

  • Wheel chair accessible

Did you know?

Cambridge is home to one of the most famous student theatre troupes in the world: the Footlights. Founded in the 1880s, some of the UK’s biggest stars were part of it, including John Cleese, Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry and Rowan Atkinson.