Bristol Brass Consort

Bristol's Premier Symphonic Brass Ensemble


Formed in 1985 the Bristol Brass Consort is a symphonic brass ensemble that aims to provide audiences with high quality performances of the established brass repertoire as well as lesser known works and new commissions.

Regarded by many as the foremost brass ensemble in the South West, the Bristol Brass Consort is certainly the most active and has also taken a significant lead in promoting the work of young local composers in it’s recent series of concerts at St. George’s, Bristol.

This site provides information about forthcoming concerts and events involving the Bristol Brass Consort as well as information about the group and its various activities. There is also the opportunity to hear excerpts from the ensembles debut CD “Music for Metal Instruments” and details on how to contact the group.

The Bristol Brass Consort turned silver

The Bristol Brass Consort turned 25 years old in 2010. As previously noted, despite desperate attempts to shift them, three of the original founding members are still with the consort – and for those who enjoyed seeing them in slimmer days here is that early poster of the Bristol Brass Consort with much younger versions of Paul, Simon and John (also with Liz Lane and Philippa Nabb). A spectacular concert was held in St. George’s Bristol featuring a new fanfare commissioned by the consort from Liz Lane, our very first horn player.

And then got even older

Without really trying, it then turned 30 years old five years later in 2015. This was something of a surprise to the more numerically challenged members of the consort. Despite this, an even more spectacular concert was again staged in St. George's. With an influx of some younger players, the high quality of the playing at this concert set new standards for the ensemble and ensured the Bristol Brass Consort remains Bristol's premier brass group.