Spring Concert

A new year for CSD brings the promise of many exciting things – firstly, our next concert of major works for brass band on Sunday 24th March, at 3pm at St Luke’s Church, Victoria Road, Cambridge. We are particularly excited to be working on the great Edward Elgar’s composition for the 1930 National Brass Band Championships, the Severn Suite. Tickets available here. We hope to see you there!

Concert countdown!

With just five days to go until the concert, we are polishing our parts and perfecting our arpeggios! Don’t forget to come see us at 3pm this Sunday 19th November, at St Luke’s Church, Victoria Road!

Tickets still available here: https://www.adcticketing.com/whats-on/concert/csd-brass-autumn-concert/

Twm Sion Cati – the ‘Welsh Robin Hood’, whose legend inspires one of our pieces!

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!

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.