Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.
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The Classical Brass has enjoyed critical acclaim for its ensemble playing, and has been described as ‘fabulous’ by The Washington Post. Its programmes encompass music from the Renaissance to the present day, including multi-media formats and world premieres. Family concerts are a favourite with the group, which also regularly performs with classic silent movies as the pit orchestra.
Members of The Classical Brass, cited for their artistry, have recorded extensively, including with the Cathedral Choral Society (Nonesuch). Honor to our Soldiers, a recording of Civil War music for the American Heritage Society on authentic period instruments, was especially well reviewed and received inside the world of Civil War historians. The group has also performed on broadcasts from Washington National Cathedral as well as on TV and radio networks including National Public Radio, the BBC, NBC’s Today Show, Fox Television, and the CBS Morning Show from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. The Quintet has repeatedly been invited to perform in televised ceremonies for newly inaugurated Presidents, and for the funeral services for Presidents Reagan and Ford. Appearing with the Russian National Orchestra, the group performed on Russian State Television and has been honoured to represent the United States in some of the most prestigious schools of music in the world such as the Moscow and St Petersburg conservatoires.
The Classical Brass is delighted to be partnering with Choralis for an exciting record of Bob Chilcott’s music. The group has performed with Choralis since its inception and is dedicated to the level of performing excellence represented by Gretchen Kurhmann and the ensemble.