CSD’s 30th anniversary gala concert

We are immensely excited to announce our forthcoming concert, on 20th November, to mark the 30th anniversary of the band.

Our varied programme will pay tribute to several former conductors of the band, including Philip Mead and Howard Burrell as well as our president, Rodney Newton. We will also honour the great British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, whose sesquicentennial year this is.

We are particularly delighted to be sharing this concert with highly regarded local brass ensemble Prime Brass, whose line-up includes our former conductor Paul Garner.

Join us in St Luke’s Church, Victoria Road, Cambridge, 3pm, Sunday 20th November.

Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.adcticketing.com/whats-on/concert/csd-brass-30th-anniversary-gala-concert/

A CSD Christmas!

Fresh from our exhilarating performance at Arbury’s Church of the Good Shepherd, we are enjoying preparations for Christmas. You can hear us carolling merrily away at:

  • Milton Road Primary School PTA Christmas Fair, 6th December;
  • Scotsdales Great Shelford 12pm-2pm Sunday 8th December;
  • St Andrew’s Church Chesterton Carol Service, Thursday 19th December;
  • Bourn Village carol event, Saturday 21st December;

As Cambridge’s only non-contesting community brass band, we immensely value the honorary president of the band, distinguished composer and musician Rodney Newton. We are looking forward to premiering his Cambridge Variations, a new piece commissioned by the band. Watch this space for opportunities to hear us play it next year!

CSD Presents: The Four Elements

4pm, Saturday 16th November – Church of the Good Shepherd, Mansel Way, Arbury, CB4 2ET
Revel in the splendour of the universe this Autumn as CSD Brass present a musical exposition of Aristotle’s four elements – Earth, Air, Water and Fire!

Featuring:
Earth: Appalachian Mountain Folk Song Suite, Norwegian Wood
Air: With Wings Like Eagles, Mr Blue Sky
Fire: Torch of Freedom, Lux Aeterna
Water: Carnival of Venice, Fantasia on Yellow Submarine
And much more!
Doors open at 3.30pm for a 4pm start.
Free entry with a retiring collection.
Refreshments available during the interval.
Contact csdbrass@gmail.com or via Facebook or Twitter for more information.

CSD Brass Presents: Rolling Thunder!

4pm, Saturday 11th May – St Luke’s Church, Victoria Road, Cambridge, CB4 3DZ
Get carried away this Spring by the magnificent energy of our trombone section starring in Henry Fillmore’s ‘screamer’ march – Rolling Thunder! The rest of our programme will showcase the versatility and range of writing for brass band, from Philip Sparke’s evocative soundscape in A Tameside Overture to the Queen classic Don’t Stop Me Now! There truly will be something for every musical taste.
Doors open at 3.30pm for a 4pm start.
Free entry with a retiring collection.
Refreshments available during the interval.
Contact csdbrass@gmail.com or via Facebook or Twitter for more information.

Programme:

First half

Star Lake Eric Ball
A Tameside Overture Philip Sparke
Cry Me a River Arthur Hamilton, arr. Alan Morrison
Circle of Life Elton John arr. Frank Bernaerts
Meditation on Saint Bees John Bacchus Dykes arr. Lloyd Scott
Don’t Stop Me Now Freddie Mercury arr. Frank Bernaerts

Second half

Men of Harlech trad., arr. Gordon Langford
Mary Poppins the Sherman brothers arr. Denis Wright
Under the Boardwalk Kenny Young and Arthur Resnick arr. Philip Harper
Swedish Folk Song Traditional, arr. Peter Graham
The Bare Necessities Terry Gilkyson, arr. Leigh Baker
Rolling Thunder! Henry Fillmore arr. Keith Wilkinson

CSD Brass presents: A Tour of Europe

7pm, Saturday 13 October – Wesley Methodist Church, Christ’s Pieces, Cambridge CB1 1LG
Join CSD Brass this October for their Tour of Europe concert, in which we will be celebrating brass band music from across the continent. On our journey we will be exploring the finale from Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony no. 3, the Carnival of Venice by Arban, Janáček’s Sokol Fanfare, and many other popular works.
Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.
Tickets £8 (under 16s free); please book online.
Refreshments available during the interval.
Contact csdbrass@gmail.com or via Facebook or Twitter for more information.

Programme:

First half

Mercury Jan van der Roost
Carnival of Venice Jean-Baptiste Arban
Partita, 3rd movt. Philip Wilby
Diogenes Jacob de Haan
Light as Air arr. Goff Richards
Cantilena from Organ Sonata no. 11 J. Rheinberger
Irish Blessing Joyce Eilers Bacak
Abba Gold arr. Ron Sebregts

Second half

Sokol Fanfare Leos Janacek, arr. Tom Yates
Morceau Symphonique Alexandre Guilmant
Jamie’s Patrol Sidney Dacre
Swedish Folk Song Traditional
Men of Harlech Traditional
Finale from Organ Symphony no. 3 Camille Saint-Saëns

CSD Brass presents: Pictures and Postcards

7pm, 21st April – St. Philip’s Church Centre, 185 Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 3AN
Picture this: a spectacular evening of brass band music with CSD Brass, in which every piece tells a story. Our theme will be Pictures and Postcards, and the concert will include the European premiere of Rodney Newton’s Pictures from Yosemite, with Partita for Band (Postcards from Home) by Philip Wilby, and excerpts from Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.
Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7pm start.
Tickets £8 (under 16s free); please book online.
Refreshments available during the interval.
Contact csdbrass@gmail.com or via Facebook or Twitter for more information.

 

Programme:

First half

Star Lake Eric Ball
Whitburn Robert Schramm
Pictures at an Exhibition extracts, Modeste Mussorgsky, arr. Rob Hume
The Cuckoo in the Depths of the Woods Camille Saint-Saëns, arr. Tom Yates
Pictures from Yosemite European premiere, Rodney Newton

Second half

Slaidburn William Rimmer
Song of the Seashore Traditional Japanese, arr. Ray Woodfield
Jamie’s Patrol Sidney Dacre
Partita for Band (Postcards from Home) Philip Wilby
The Dark Side of the Moon finale, Paul Lovatt-Cooper