- Endymion commemorates WW1 (0) September 17, 2014
Endymion will be travelling to Bath at the end of October to première a new oratorio based on the life and works of “war poet” Robert Graves, best known for his poems detailing his experiences from school to the trenches of Europe.
They’ll be joined by the Philharmonia Voices, the Bath Children’s Choir, and baritone soloist Edward Grint, and conducted by regular Endymion player Robin O’Neill. The performance is part of the Bath Festival and will be one of many events throughout the UK marking the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War.
Composer Jools Scott has written the new oratorio on texts by Robert Graves compiled by librettist and writer Sue Curtis.
Tickets are available from the Bath Festival website.
- Endymion returns to the Proms! (0) July 29, 2014
They’ll once again be joined on stage by the BBC Singers’ Chief Conductor David Hill, who also conducted when the group played the same piece last October in the new hall at the Barbican, Milton Court. As David Nice wrote of that performance, “this is vibrant, thrilling music for everyone, one of the few towering works of the 1980s, and it’s destined to last.”
For more information about “The Desert Music,” which draws on the poetry of William Carlos Williams, you can check out the BBC Discovering Music documentary on the piece. Tickets are available at the BBC Proms website.
- CPG success for Endymion and Phoenix (0) May 2, 2014
The Selected Artists brochure, containing information on soloists and groups specially chosen by the Group, will be sent out in May across the country to promoters and music clubs who are members of Making Music.
Both Endymion and Phoenix are looking forward to playing for the many Making Music members up and down the country in the 2015-2016 season.
- Endymion at the Proms! (0) April 25, 2014
The 10pm concert follows a very well-received performance last year at Milton Court, London’s newest concert hall. The BBC Singers’ Chief Conductor, David Hill, will conduct.
Like all Proms performances, this concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, giving all our fans, near and far, a chance to hear.
For more information about Endymion’s Proms visit and how to buy tickets, visit the Proms website.
- Endymion on disc (0) April 16, 2014
Endymion spent a few days in mid-March making a new recording of choral music by renowned British composer Judith Weir for independent label, Signum Records.
The beautiful Temple Church, in central London, became a studio for Endymion, the choristers of the Temple Church Choir, the BBC Singers and their conductor, David Hill, as they recorded Judith’s “Storm” and “All the Ends of the Earth”.
We don’t know a release date yet, but we’ll be sure to let you know!
- Endymion’s 35th Birthday Party (0) April 10, 2014
Endymion celebrated their 35th birthday in February this year, performing a weekend of concerts at Kings Place. Endymion gave the inaugural concerts at Kings Place in October 2008, so it was the perfect venue for the party.
Two of the concerts were also part of the Kings Place Top 50 Chamber Classics Unwrapped series: featuring favourite works voted for by readers of BBC Music Magazine. Thursday’s concert included the Brahms Horn Trio (voted no. 43), while Friday’s concert of music for harp, flute and viola featured Debussy’s Trio Sonata (no. 44).
Saturday’s third and final concert was particularly special: three founder members of Endymion gave London a Brahms-fest. Mark van de Wiel (also principal in the Philharmonia) played both of Brahms’ Clarinet Sonatas with Michael Dussek on the piano, as well as the Clarinet Trio (op. 114) joined by cellist Jane Salmon.
The audiences had a great time, and it was a pleasure to share our anniversary celebrations with them.
Forthcoming EventsOnyx Brass in City of London FestivalJuly 9, 2015, 7:30 pmSt Bride's Church Saint Brides Avenue London England EC4YOnyx Brass perform as part of JAM's summer schools workshops. Featuring the World Premiere of Thea Musgrave's new work plus Paul Patterson's The Fifth Contient Onyx Brass in On the Marsh FestivalJuly 10, 2015, 2:00 pmMarsh Academy, Kent, UKOnyx Brass perform the world premiere of Tim Jackson's piece for primary school choirs and brass quintet. Part of JAM's summer schools workshops. Ensemble Bash at St. Alban's International Organ FestivalJuly 11, 2015, 1:00 pmSaint Albans EnglandSiwe Bell Music (trad arr. ensemblebash)
Yaa Yaa Kole (trad arr. Thomas Segkura)
January V (Max Roach arr. Stephen Hiscock)
Dance Play (Nick Hayes)
Bash Peace (David Bedford)
Shining Through (Nick Hayes)
Damba (trad arr. Ibrahim Abubakari)Onyx Brass in On the Marsh FestivalJuly 11, 2015, 7:30 pmChurch Road Romney Marsh England TN29Onyx Brass perform as part of JAM's summer schools workshops. Featuring Thea Musgrave's new work plus Paul Patterson's The Fifth Contient Onyx at Sussex University GraduationJuly 13, 2015, 12:00 amOnyx play for graduation ceremonies for students of the University of Sussex Onyx at Sussex University GraduationJuly 13, 2015, 12:00 amOnyx play for graduation ceremonies for students of the University of Sussex Onyx at Sussex University GraduationJuly 13, 2015, 12:00 amOnyx play for graduation ceremonies for students of the University of Sussex Onyx at Sussex University GraduationJuly 13, 2015, 12:00 amOnyx play for graduation ceremonies for students of the University of Sussex Onyx Brass play University of London graduationsJuly 16, 2015, 12:00 amLondon Onyx at Sussex University GraduationJuly 13, 2015, 12:00 amOnyx play for graduation ceremonies for students of the University of Sussex Phoenix plays the opening weekend at Ryedale FestivalJuly 18, 2015, 1:00 pmRyedale Festival, Ryedale, Yorkshire.Programme TBC as announced by the festival.
Tickets: 01751 475777 or http://www.ryedalefestival.com/Phoenix at Petworth FestivalJuly 24, 2015, 7:30 pmPetworth Festival, 151 Whites Green Lodge, Lurgashall, Petworth, West Sussex GU28 9BD, United KingdomPhoenix visit the Petworth Festival in West Sussex.
"Three Centuries in Vienna"
Haydn – Piano Trio in E flat major, Hob XV/29
Korngold - Piano trio No.1 in D major
Brahms - Trio No.1 in B major, Op. 8
More details will be available in due course from: http://www.petworthfestival.org.uk/Phoenix at AllendaleJuly 25, 2015, 7:30 pmSt. Cuthbert's Church, Allendale, Northumberland, NE47 9BDPhoenix visit Allendale, near Hexham. More information to follow.
http://musicinallendale.weebly.com/Endymion performs Pärt with the Choir of Kings College, CambridgeOctober 23, 2015, 7:30 pmKings Place, 90 York Way, Kings Cross, London N1 9AG, UKEndymion joins the Choir of King's College, Cambridge for a performance of Arvo Pärt's PASSIO.
Tickets (£24.50 - £49.50) are available from the Kings Place website: http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on-book-tickets/music/the-choir-of-king-s-college-cambridge-p-rt-st-john-passionOnyx Brass at Music in the Round - SheffieldOctober 28, 2015, 11:00 amCity Hall Holly Street Sheffield England S1Onyx Brass return to Music in the Round to perform a midmorning concert for children aged 5+.