Chaconne Brass was formed in 1984 and has established a reputation as one of Britain's most versatile ensembles. Its repertoire spans from Praetorius to Steve Reich, from Gershwin to Miles Davis, from Acoustic to Electro-acoustic and from Brass to Beyond...
Chaconne Brass has an ever-growing list of over 50 works written for the group, a large part of which has been recorded. In addition to extensive touring with Chaconne Brass, members work as guest principals and soloists with some of the top orchestras and ensembles in Britain. Several members are also teachers as well as successful composers and arrangers with a large number of commissions, concerts and broadcasts in Britain and other countries.
A combination of entertainment, creativity and excellence has allowed Chaconne Brass to develop a totally unique style that appeals to audiences of all ages and backgrounds; whether it is a recital at London's South Bank, a radio or TV broadcast, a workshop for college students or a performance for very young school children, Chaconne Brass is always met with overwhelming enthusiasm.
The group have appeared on iconic programmes such as That’s Life and Pick of the Week as well as being invited to perform for the BBCs live Christmas morning broadcast. They have presented two lottery funded projects for schools and feature on the recent recording of John Chilcott’s popular new work The St John Passion. Recent activities also include recordings with the BBC Singers for Radio 3, a live thirty minute appearance on Radio 3's 'In Tune' and a 5 day tour of Berlin and the surrounding area, culminating in a concert in the Kammersaale of the Berlin Philharmonie.
Current CD's available include 'Dancing in the dark' on the Deux-Elles record label as well as 'Chaconne Brass' and 'We are not alone'.