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Elgar International Festival of Brass 2024

Your Chance to See a Trio of Britain's Finest Brass Bands

Details for the inaugural Elgar International Festival of Brass has been announced with the event scheduled to take place on Sunday 16th June 2024 at Routh Hall, Bromsgrove School, Bromsgrove School at 12 noon.


The festival provides the opportunity for audiences to watch three of the UK's best brass bands - Foden's, Brighouse and Rastrick and Cory with a range of programmes that feature some of our community's finest composers.


Here's everything you need to know.


What is the Elgar International Festival of Brass?

Date: Sunday 16th June 2024


Venue: Routh Hall

Bromsgrove School,

Worcester Road,Bromsgrove

B61 7DU


Each band has already published their respective programmes on the Elgar International Festival o Brass website and there is plenty of fantastic music on offer.


Foden's Band - 12 Noon

  • Overture: Carnival - Dvorak Op.92, arr. Brand

  • Concerto for Eb Horn and Brass Band - Bourgeois - Soloist: Jonathan Bates

  • Masques - Debussy, arr. Mowat

  • Ubi Caritas - Mealor, arr. Own

  • Sand and Stars - Deleruyelle


Brighouse & Rastrick Band - 2pm

  • Moorside Suite - Holst

  • Euphonium Concerto No.1 - Sparke - Soloist: Chris Robertson

  • Pavane - Faure

  • A Road Less Travelled - Sparke (UK premiere)


Cory Band - 4pm

  • Worship the King - Harper

  • Euphonium Concerto - Harper - Soloist: Glyn Williams

  • Dances and Arias - Gregson

  • Aria - Golland

  • Journey into Freedom - Ball


All three concerts are available via one ticket!


Where to Buy Tickets

Tickets are available to purchase via the Elgar International Festival of Brass website - click here to visit.

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