360°BRASS at Millennium Point

360°BRASS at Millennium Point
Date and time
30 May 2022 (1:00pm)

Millennium Point

Curzon Street Birmingham B4 7XG United Kingdom

Map and Directions



Martin Perkins/Jude Radley directors

Gabrieli Sonatas 18, 19 and 20
Jude Radley (new work)
Tallis Spem in alium

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s Brass Department presents a unique surround-sound performance of epic proportions filling Millennium Point main atrium with sound.

360°BRASS will involve 40 brass players performing from the balconies in the atrium to give a truly immersive  experience. They’ll be performing works by 17th century Venetian composer, Giovanni Gabrieli, whose music was designed for the cavernous acoustic of St Mark’s basilica, and a new composition by Jude Radley, specially written for the occasion.

Alongside this will be music for sackbuts (17th century forerunner of the trombone), and the monumental 40-part motet Spem in alium, by Thomas Tallis, thought to have been written for the 40th birthday of Queen Elizabeth I in 1573. What better way to mark the current Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years of service that this free surround-sound treat.