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Australian Baroque Brass (Brass Ensemble)

Founded: November 2003 - Sydney, Australia

Founded in 2003, the Australian Baroque Brass (A= BB) is renowned as one of Australia's finest early music ensembles. Under the artistic directorship of Baroque trumpeter and scholar John Foster, the ensemble has pioneered the use of period brass instruments in Australia.

The ABB more recently, in addition to being Artists in Residence at St James' Church, has performed at the Adelaide Festival, Canberra International Music Festival, New England Bach Festival, Hobart Island Brass Academy, International Trumpet Guild Conference 2010, St Peters' Cathedral (Adelaide), St Marys' Cathedral (Sydney), St Stephen's Cathedral (Brisbane), Sydney Mozart Society, Ballarat Goldfields Festival, Arden Crescent Concert Series, Sydney Conservatorium, Elder Conservatorium, Queensland Conservatorium, Newcastle Conservatorium, and Wollongong Conservatorium of Music, among many other memorable concerts throughout this country.

In 2008 ABB made its first tour of the USA, performing extensively throughout the USA. In 2010 ABB made a world premiere recording of The Voyage by composer Graeme Koehne which was broadcast live at the ANZAC Day dawn service in Gallipoli (Turkey) before an audience of tens of thousands. In 2011 ABB also made their debut performance in the UK performing at the Petworth Festival in Sussex.

More recently, Australian Baroque Brass has also collaborated with many other well known artists and ensembles, such as, Paul McCreesh, Crispian Steele-Perkins, Sara Macliver, Michael Laird, The Song Company, Ironwood Ensemble, Adelaide Chamber Choir, Choir of St James', Choir of St Mary's Cathedral (Sydney), Choir of Christchurch St Lawrence, Baroque Brass of London, Sydney Consort, Sydneian Bach Choir, Academy of St James', Voices New Zealand and Polyphonic Voices.

ABB has recorded extensively for broadcast on ABC Classic FM, 2MBS and numerous other radio and television stations, and has also recorded the first three albums in the "Music of a Golden Age" series (Tubicium Records) to much critical acclaim.

ABB also performs annual orchestral masses at St James' Church in Sydney, and 2014 saw Australian Baroque Brass celebrate it's 10th Anniversary Season, with concerts in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide among others.

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Source: Australian Baroqure Brass Website (2016); Photos 05, 07: Ben Symons
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Aryeh Oron (September 2016)

John Foster: Short Biography | Australian Baroque Brass | Recordings of Vocal Works

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Australian Baroque Brass (Officvial Website)


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