- 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 EventsEndymion at Saddleworth Concerts SocietyDecember 2, 2015, 9:00 amMillgate Arts Centre, Stoneswood Road, Delph OL5 3DYSchubert – String Trio in B-flat major, D 471
Mozart – Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581 “Stadler”
Brahms – Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, op. 115
http://www.saddleworthconcertssociety.org.uk/Endymion at ElmbridgeDecember 5, 2015, 8:00 pmRiverhouse Barn, Manor Road, Walton-on-Thames, United KingdomEndymion brings its popular Brahms/Ligeti Horn Trio programme to Riverhouse Barn for the Elmbridge Music Club
Further information available here: http://www.riverhousebarn.com/Onyx Brass at Sheldonian TheatreDecember 13, 2015, 7:00 pmSheldonian Theatre Broad Street Oxford England OX1Onyx Brass perform a special traditional Christmas concert with the City of Oxford Orchestra. http://www.cityofoxfordorchestra.co.uk/ Onyx Brass at St. Paul's KnightsbridgeDecember 14, 2015, 7:30 pmSt Paul's Knightsbridge 32A Wilton Place London England SW1X 8SHOnyx Brass perform a Laudate Christmas concert at St. Pauls in aid of St Georges Patient's Kidney Fund Onyx Brass with BBC SingersDecember 18, 2015, 7:30 pmMilton Court London England EC2Y United KingdomOnyx Brass perform with the BBC Singers as part of a 60 minute performance based around Dylan Thomas' book 'A Child's Christmas in Wales'. Onyx Brass with BBC SingersDecember 19, 2015, 7:30 pmSaffron Hall Audley End Road Saffron Walden England CB11Onyx Brass perform with the BBC Singers as part of a 60 minute performance based around Dylan Thomas' book 'A Child's Christmas in Wales'. Onyx Brass with BBC SingersDecember 20, 2015, 4:00 pmDe La Warr Pavilion Marina Bexhill on Sea TN40Onyx Brass perform with the BBC Singers as part of a 60 minute performance based around Dylan Thomas' book 'A Child's Christmas in Wales'. Onyx Brass with BBC SingersDecember 20, 2015, 7:00 pmDe La Warr Pavilion Marina Bexhill on Sea TN40Onyx Brass at St. Brides ChurchDecember 22, 2015, 12:00 pmSaint Brides Passage London, EC4Y, EnglandOnyx Brass perform Fleet Street Carols as part of the annual Christmas service. Onyx Brass at Junior Royal Academy of MusicJanuary 16, 2016, 9:00 am Phoenix at SevenoaksJanuary 16, 2016, 7:30 pmThe Ship Theatre, Walthamstow Hall Senior School, Hollybush Lane, SevenoaksPhoenix Piano Trio visit Sevenoaks Music Club.
Beethoven - Trio in E flat, Op.70 No.2
Niels Gade - Noveletten, Op. 29
R Schumann - Piano Trio No.2 in F
More information on the concert and how to purchase tickets will be available from the music club's website: http://www.sevenoaksmusicclub.org.uk/Endymion at Wigmore Hall, Coffee SeriesJanuary 17, 2016, 11:30 amWigmore HallProgramme TBCPhoenix in OxfordJanuary 17, 2016, 3:00 pmHolywell Music Room, Holywell St, Oxford OX1 3SD, United KingdomPhoenix give a concert for the Oxford Chamber Music Society in the Holywell Music Room - Britain's oldest purpose-built concert venue.
More information will be available in due course from the OCMS website: http://www.oxfordchambermusic.org/Onyx Brass at Brighton DomeJanuary 21, 2016, 10:00 amBrighton Dome 29 New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UG, EnglandOnyx Brass perform for the Univeristy of Sussex graduation ceremonies. Onyx Brass at Brighton DomeJanuary 22, 2016, 10:00 amBrighton Dome 29 New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UG, EnglandOnyx Brass perform for the Univeristy of Sussex graduation ceremonies. Onyx Brass at Milfield SchoolFebruary 24, 2016, 10:00 amMilfield SchoolOnyx Brass undertake two workshops with the school children and an evening recital at 7.30pm as part of the International Concert Series. Onyx Brass at St. George's, BristolFebruary 25, 2016, 1:00 pmSt. George's 5 Great George Street Bristol England BS1Onyx Brass perform a lunchtime concert and will follow that with a workshop with local school children. Onyx Brass at Bryanston SchoolFebruary 25, 2016, 7:30 pmBryanston SchoolOnyx Brass perform as part of the International Concert Series. Onyx Brass at Hazelgrove SchoolFebruary 26, 2016, 3:30 pmHazelgrove schoolOnyx Brass perform a masterclass, workshop and recital. Ony Brass at Churchill MusicFebruary 27, 2016, 7:30 pmSt. John Baptist, Church Lane, BS25 5QW.Onyx Brass finish their Churchill Music residency with a concert at St. John Baptist Church. Phoenix at Witney Music SocietyMarch 11, 2016, 7:30 pmWood Green School, Woodstock Road, Witney, United KingdomPhoenix Piano Trio perform for the Witney Music Society.
Tickets and more information will be available from the Society's website nearer the time: http://www.witneymusicsociety.org.uk/Onyx JAM at St. Bride'sMarch 17, 2016, 7:30 pmSt Bride's Church, Fleet St, London, United KingdomOnyx perform in a concert for the John Armitage Memorial, including works by Thea Musgrave.