Saturday 21st October 2017

Westcombe Brass

Posted onCategories2017-18 concerts, Concerts

Westcombe Brass (brass quintet)
Joe Palmer (tuba)
Benny Vernon (trombone)
Tom Freeman-Attwood (trumpet)
Gwyn Owen (trumpet)
Ben Hulme (horn)

  1. Overture, HMS Pinafore – Gilbert and Sullivan, arr. Palmer
  2. Elegy, from A Downland Suite – John Ireland
  3. Suite from Fitzwilliam Virginal Book – Giles Farnaby, arr. Palmer
  4. Four British Traditionals – Trad., arr. Palmer
  5. Music from Chaucer – Michael Berkeley
  6. 3 British Folk Song Settings – Percy Grainger, arr. Palmer
  7. Fanfare for Brass Quintet – Sir Richard Rodney Bennett
  8. Capriol Suite – Peter Warlock, arr. Palmer
  9. Selections from Enigma Variations – Sir Edward Elgar, arr. Howarth
  10. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square – Manning Sherwin, arr. Palmer

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM (Doors 6:45 PM)

St Andrew’s Church, Maple Road, Surbiton KT6 4DS

Tickets on the door £12 (age 6+) or at a discount via Ticketweb


This year’s Thames Concerts 2017/18 Series starts with an invigorating programme of music from across the British Isles, played by this dynamic young brass quintet. We are grateful for the sponsorship of this concert by The Musicians’ Company.

Westcombe Brass are an exciting and versatile brass quintet based in London. Formed in 2010, the members met at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance where they were all studying. Since then members of the group have gone on to study at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music.

Individually the group are successful young professionals, appearing with ensembles such as the London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the English National Ballet, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Concert Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Hanover Band, the English Concert, the Chaos Orchestra, the World Youth Orchestra, and many more.

Together they make a dynamic quintet, able to perform works and arrangements spanning hundreds of years, in a variety of different styles. The group keeps a busy diary of recitals, corporate and private events, functions, competitions and educational and outreach work.

The group are proud winners of the 2016 Worshipful Company of Musicians’ Brass Ensemble Prize, and in 2015 they reached the final of the prestigious Royal Overseas League Ensemble Competition, where they were also the highest placed brass ensemble in 2014. 2011 saw them become winners of the highly regarded Philip Jones Brass Ensemble competition.

Members of the quintet will be leading a workshop for young brass players at the CornerHouse, Surbiton, on Sunday 22nd October. More details may be viewed at

How to book

  • On-line or by phone at a 10% discount via / 08444 771 000. Audience members should bring email confirmation/I.D. to the event.
  • In person: on the door at each event from 6.45pm (full price cash/cheque).
  • For all concerts admission is free to under-16s and full-time students (subject to availability). I.D. will be requested. Tickets are not required.
  • An individual great value season ticket gaining entry to all concerts costs just £55 and can be purchased directly from Thames Concerts moc.strecnocsemahtnull@ofni
  • St Andrew’s Church is wheelchair accessible and accompanying carers are admitted free (carer tickets not required).
  • It is not necessary to book tickets for the Farmers’ Market Day morning coffee concerts but voluntary donations are gratefully accepted.