Canadian Brass

Sunday May 1, 2022

With a discography of over 130 albums and an extensive international touring schedule, the 5-member Canadian Brass is an important pioneer in bringing brass music to mass audiences everywhere.  The ensemble has truly earned the distinction of “the world’s most famous brass group.” Founded in 1970, Canadian Brass was the first brass ensemble to take the main stage at the venerable Carnegie Hall, and also the first from the West to perform in the People’s Republic of China. Masters of concert programming, the group has developed a uniquely engaging stage presence and rapport with audiences.  Concert programs showcase musical styles from Baroque to Dixieland, Classical works to jazz and big band, Broadway tunes to traditional marches, and new compositions created especially for the group.  Whatever the style, the music is central and performed with the utmost dedication, skill, and excellence.

Millions of television viewers have heard the Canadian Brass via appearances on The Tonight Show, Today, Entertainment Tonight, Evening at Pops, PBS specials, and a celebrated guest spot on Sesame Street. The quintet has also been featured on many movie soundtracks and hundreds of recordings.  Education and outreach play a key role in the story of the Canadian Brass.  On their travels around the world, they often pause to teach masterclasses to brass students and audiences of all ages. They have won several International Awards, Grammys, and Juno Awards, including Instrumental Artists of the Year and Best Classical Album.  The hallmark of any Canadian Brass performance is entertainment, spontaneity, virtuosity, and fun!

We have implemented the following COVID protocols:

  • Pre-registration is required for admission. (as always, admission is free)
  • Wear a mask.
  • Bring proof of vaccination and a photo ID.

April 19 update: Tickets for the Canadian Brass are “sold out” — the church is at capacity.