Grainger Brass Ensemble perform at King’s Ely

PUBLISHED: 13:00 26 May 2018

The Guildhall School of Music and Drama’s 10-piece brass ensemble, The Grainger Brass Ensemble, performing at King's Ely.

The Guildhall School of Music and Drama’s 10-piece brass ensemble, The Grainger Brass Ensemble, performing at King's Ely.

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The Guildhall School of Music and Drama’s 10-piece brass ensemble visited King’s Ely for a performance.

The Guildhall School of Music and Drama’s 10-piece brass ensemble visited King’s Ely for a performance.

The Grainger Brass Ensemble gave a short concert to junior students before making a recording in Ely Cathedral’s Lady Chapel during their visit on May 16.

Afterwards, they squeezed into Prior Crauden’s Chapel and performed a fanfare for ‘Uganda Day’.

King’s Ely Senior’s Brass Ensemble were then given an hour-long masterclass with the Guildhall students and the two bands delivered a joint concert in King’s Ely’s Recital Hall in the evening.

Neil Porter-Thaw, director of music at King’s Ely Junior, said: “The concert, part of the 25th anniversary celebrations of our recital concert series, was an absolute treat.

“The variety of the programme, the incredible technical ability of the performers and warmth of tone was enjoyed by an enthusiastic audience.

“Many pupils, from listeners to performers, gained a great deal out of the day and I am very grateful to the students of the Guildhall School of Music for coming to Ely again and sharing their talents and humour.”

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