Brass Weekend

Friday 25 – Sunday 27 October 2019

Ellesmere, Shropshire

News Flash: Vacancy for a trombone.


This weekend is aimed at experienced and competent orchestral brass players with good sight reading ability. Places will be limited to 6 trumpets, 4 horns, 4 trombones and 2 tubas: early application is advised.

We aim to have a fun weekend, playing in different sized ensembles and making good music with like-minded people. Please bring any music you would like to play.

The repertoire will be played in two brass choir configurations – 16 part and two octets.

The Brass Weekend will be held at Ellesmere College, close to the market town of Ellesmere in Shropshire. Click here for directions to Ellesmere College. All participants will be allocated en suite rooms and receive full board.





The EOS Brass Musical Director is Shaun Matthew. Click here for more details about Shaun.




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Repertoire 2019

16 part Brass Choir (all participants) 

Ottorino Resphighi – Pines of Rome (arr. P Lawrence)

Participants will be split into two octets. Both groups will play the following octets:

Jean-Philippe Rameau – Les Fetes de Polymnie (arr. Bland)

J S Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No 6 (arr. J-F Taillard)

There will also be a play through of George Lloyd’s Symphony No 10 for brass choir.

How to apply

Vacancies: trombone

The 2019 subscription will be £200, inclusive of en suite accommodation and full board. A deposit of £50 is payable, which is non-refundable if your application is successful and you do not take up your place.

Places are limited, so please apply as early as possible by clicking the button opposite. Applications close on 1 September 2019.



Registration is from 4pm on Friday 25 October 2019. Dinner is served at 6pm followed by the first session at 7pm. The course will end after tea at 4pm on Sunday 27 October 2019.