Formed in 1985 the Bristol Brass Consort is a symphonic brass ensemble that aims to provide audiences with high quality performances of the established brass repertoire as well as lesser known works and new commissions.
Regarded by many as the foremost brass ensemble in the South West, the Bristol Brass Consort is certainly the most active and has also taken a significant lead in promoting the work of young local composers in it’s recent series of concerts at St. George’s, Bristol.
This site provides information about forthcoming concerts and events involving the Bristol Brass Consort as well as information about the group and its various activities. There is also the opportunity to hear excerpts from the ensembles debut CD “Music for Metal Instruments” and details on how to contact the group.
Almost 25. The Bristol Brass Consort turns silver
Visitors over the last few years to this fairly quiescent website will have seen a reference to the Bristol Brass Consort becoming 21 years old in 2006. Now, by a strange and remakable attribute of mathematics that even we could not fail to notice the consort turns 25 next year. As previously noted, three of the original founding members are still with the consort – and for those who enjoyed seeing them in slimmer days here is that early poster of the Bristol Brass Consort with much younger versions of Paul, Simon and John (also with Liz Lane and Philippa Nabb).
We are in the process of planning to record a new CD to celebrate our 25th birthday. Details will be posted here as soon as they are finalised.