RBC Brass Showcase

RBC Brass Showcase

RBC Musicians

Date and time
01 Dec 2023 (7:30pm - 9:30pm)

The Bradshaw Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR


£12 over 60s

Under 18s go free with a paying adult.

Use your BCU email address at the checkout to automatically activate your complimentary ticket. Subject to availability. No promo code is needed, unless otherwise communicated. If you have any queries regarding your booking, please contact the Events Team.

Booking Information

Wheelchair users are entitled to concessionary priced tickets with a complimentary companion seat.

Guide dogs are welcome at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire venues. If you wish to bring a guide dog or wheelchair, please let the Events Office know by calling 0121 331 5909.

Brass instrument close-up

RBC Brass Ensemble, YB2K, RB Brass Band, Massed Bands

Conductors Ed Jones, Chris Jeans, Ian Porthouse, Josh Geddes, Alan Gifford

J S Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 3
Gershwin Bess you is my woman, from Porgy and Bess
Gade Jealousy
Graham Call of the Celts
R Strauss Wiener Philharmonic Fanfare
Gregson Dances and Arias
Waespi As if a voice were in them
Price Starburst

A gala night of brilliant brass music in special arrangements, super tricky contest pieces and a massed band finale to blow your socks off. 

Arrangements of orchestral favourites by Bach, Gershwin and Gade are played by a terrific ten-piece ensemble led by Interim Head of Brass Ed Jones.  Then the sensational Youth Band-in-Residence, YB2K set the stage alight as Chris Jeans directs Peter Graham’s epic Cry of the Celts. 

The superb musicians of the RBC Brass Band showcase their skill in exciting works by Richard Strauss, Edward Gregson and Oliver Waespi, conducted by Director of Brass Band Studies Ian Porthouse alongside talented student conductors Josh Geddes and Alan Gifford. Finally, all of the ensembles join forces for Dan Price’s high-octane concert finale, Starburst.

Running time approx. two hours.

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