17th October 2005




If you think you know what a brass band sounds like, be prepared to revise your opinion.


Fine Arts Brass, the UK’s leading classical brass ensemble, are to raise the curtain on the University of Lincoln’s popular International Concert Series at the Lincoln Drill Hall this weekend.


Their concert on Sunday 23rd October will feature a mix of classical and jazz, from Rossini’s well known ‘William Tell’ Overture to ‘An A - Z of Jazz’.

The programme will also include Warlock’s Capriol Suite, ‘Hawk in Winter Light’, a new work written for Fine Arts Brass by John McCabe, and Mussorgsky’s Suite from ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’.

Fine Arts Brass claim to be  the longest-lived, the most innovative, the most widely travelled and the most highly acclaimed British brass ensemble.


They have given more than 2,500 concerts since their inception in 1980 and have played in more than 60 countries.


Fine Arts Brass are also renowned for their education work with young people. This concert forms the culmination of a project with young brass players and their teachers which the University of Lincoln supported in conjunction with the Lincolnshire Music Service.


The current line-up – Simon Lenton and Angela Whelan (trumpets), Chris Parkes (horn), Katy Pryce (trombone) and Sam Elliott (tuba) – were at the Terry O’Toole Theatre at North Kesteven School last week leading a workshop for county school brass bands.


A pre-concert talk will be given at 3.30pm on Sunday and the concert itself will begin at 4.15pm.


Tickets costing £10 (£9 concessions, £5 students and under 16s) are available from the Lincoln Drill Hall box office (Lincoln 873894). Tickets will also be available on the door subject to availability. Full season tickets are also available.


For more information contact:

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk