Brass Weekend 2023

Friday 27 October to Sunday 29 October 2023

Our brass weekend is aimed at experienced orchestral brass players with good sight reading ability. We aspire to play to a high standard, but above all the aim is to have a fun weekend, playing in different sized ensembles and making good music with like-minded people.

The weekend starts at 5pm on the first day and ends at 4pm on the last day.

We recruit 16 brass players comprising four horns, six trumpets, two tubas, three trombones and a euphonium/fourth trombone.

The subscription for the 2022 weekend was £200, which included en-suite single room accommodation and full board. 2023 subscriptions will be confirmed – watch this space!

Early application is encouraged.

The weekend is led by Shaun Matthew – see below.

Shaun Matthew

Shaun Matthew

EOS Brass Musical Director

A musician who strives for all members of the public to find something in all forms of classical music; tuba player, conductor and animateur, Shaun Matthew was awarded the Mortimer Furber Prize for conducting contemporary music and has worked with some of the UKs finest orchestras, including the BBC Philharmonic and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Chineke Orchestra.

Click here for Shaun's full biog.

Repertoire

2023 repertoire will appear hear when it has been agreed.

In 2022, the programme explored two works of the Brass repertoire arranged by members of the programme for a sixteen piece orchestral  brass ensemble and a major work by Handel!

The Key Works:

Severn Suite – Edward Elgar
Moorside Suite – Gustav Holst
Music for the Royal Fireworks – George Frederic Handel

There will be opportunities to play in smaller ensembles and explore the brass chamber repertoire.