HOW IT ALL BEGAN
The Full Story
Corus Brass Ensemble was first formed in 1985, inspired by the amazing 10-piece performances of the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble. Soon after Philip Jones CBE became patron of Corus Brass and over the years it has gained an enviable reputation as a fine brass ensemble.
Based in Bolton, Corus has performed throughout the country including numerous prestigious events. These have included engagements during the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, television appearances, recordings and concerts in some of finest venues in the United Kingdom. Corus regularly performs in the wonderful setting of the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.
Corus has made numerous concert tours to Bolton's German twin town, Paderborn and its near neighbour of Elsen, the most recent ones being when they played at the 100th anniversary celebrations of the Bundes-Schutzen Musikkorps and and then when Corus itself was celebrating its 25th Anniversary season gaining great critical acclaim.
Now in its 34th season, the ensemble continues to promote high quality brass instrumental music of all styles to as wide an audience as possible.s to as wide an audience as possible