- DURATION 60 mins
Queen Victoria's Consort is made up of some of the country’s leading early brass musicians and brings to life a stunning collection of museum quality original 19th Century brass instruments. These are one of the finest playing collections in private hands; it is a pleasure to introduce audiences to these antique musical treasures.
The ensemble is delighted to share with the Mirthy community their latest video ‘Marches & Mendelssohn’. This mini concert was recorded in the beautiful chapel of Girton College, Cambridge and brings to life original 19th century brass instruments, playing brand new arrangements by Cliff Bevan. Cliff is a true polymath, having been principal tuba in the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic orchestra and pianist and arranger for the world famous Temperance seven. Cliff also wrote the complete history of the Tuba family and was a huge inspiration to Andy Kershaw to enter the world of historical brass.
Andy will introduce the ensemble, the concert and the fantastic instruments that Queen Victoria’s Consort uses, a truly living museum.
- Duration: 60 mins
- Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
Meet the Host, Queen Victoria's Consort
Queen Victoria's Consort is made up of some of the country’s leading early brass musicians and directed by Andy Kershaw (a free lance Tubist with many orchestras and early brass expert for film scores and period instrument orchestras).
The ensemble brings to life a stunning collection of museum quality original 19th Century brass instruments including a set of seven brass instruments by Adolphe Sax. To date, QVC has performed at The London Transport Museum, Steam on the District Line, Buckingham Palace, Burgh House, Cambridge University and Alexandra Palace to name but a few.
Preparing for the Event
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What if I can’t make the event?
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Will my camera be on and will I be visible to the other people?
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