Kensington Brass Band to perform at Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

The Kensington Brass Band will be performing in Hornchurch

The Kensington Brass Band will be performing in Hornchurch - Credit: Archant

Not content with recently “bringing down the house” at the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room and accompanying London marathon runners in their final mile, renown band Kensington Brass are set to play at Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch later this month.

The versatile band, which was formed by 10 students from the Royal College of Music in 2011, are looking forward to bringing their wide repertoire to Billet Lane on May 29. Their programme for the Queen’s includes Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks, Dvorák’s ‘New World’ Symphony, Harry James’ Trumpet Concerto, Williams’ theme from JurassicPark and many more.

According to the secretary of the Royal Albert Hall, when they played in the historic Elgar Room recently the group “played with great professionalism and verve, and brought the house down.” Kensington Brass were the Royal College of Music Brass Ensemble Competition winners 2011-12 and several members of the ensemble have played with the Philharmonic Orchestra, London Sinfonietta and Konzerthausorchester Berlin. The band has also given recitals at Southwark Cathedral and in the Royal College of Music chamber music series.

It is one of a packed programme of event at the Queens this month, including the London Swing Orchestra and We’ll Meet Again.

Tickets are £14 and can be booked through the box office either in person or by calling 01708 443333 or book online at

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