Category: Concert Reviews

Applause for Kristian and the band

Voices of War and Peace concert

“Voices of War & Peace” commemorated the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice ending the first World War, with music written and/or performed around the time of the First World War and other items with a War and Peace theme. The concert was held at the St David’s Uniting Church on Sunday 21st October 2018. The program featured the World Premiere of “For the Fallen” composed by our Musical Director David Keeffe. This was composed for brass band and voice and featured the baritone Kristian Gregory. Listen here: For the Fallen The program also included the march, “The...

Innovations concert review

Sunday 22nd October 2017, our concert “125 Years of Innovation”, celebrated 125 years of brass bands in Oakleigh and innovations that had occurred over that time period. We played a great range of genres spanning the years 1892 to 2017 and was accompanied by visual presentations spanning the same years, that represented the history of brass bands in Oakleigh, world events, and innovations that had occurred over that time. Pieces such as “Ghost Busters”, “Instant Concert” and “A Whiter Shade of Pale” were accompanied by unique visual presentations. The concert also featured the marches “Oakleigh”, originally commissioned in 1988 in...

Heroes and Villains

Sunday 28th May at 3:00 PM 2017 Two great local groups are joining together for a wonderful Sunday afternoon of music on Sunday 28th May 2017. Monash Chorale and Oakleigh Brass proudly presented “Heroes and Villains“. An afternoon concert at Oakleigh Baptist Church filled with favourite songs from shows and films plus the wonderful Big Band sound. Together, we delivered an exciting concert to delight the heart.   The concert raised money for Fusion, an Oakleigh based group. Find out more about the wonderful work undertaken by Fusion here   Thanks to Oakleigh Baptist Church, Monash Council, Link Community Health...

Toot! Sing! Bang!

Sunday 5th March, 2:30 PM 2017 A wonderful afternoon of musical delights, in the company of other local musicans. Oakleigh Brass is joining with these great community groups, at Oakleigh Anglican, corner of Warrigal Road and Princes Highway: John Mallinson Youth Band, Monash Drumming Circle, Moorabbin Brass, The Liddiard Gallery Performers   Toot sing bang Poster Icons made by Freepik from www.flaticon.com

Sport of KIngs poster

Sport of Kings concert

Sunday 9th October, 2:30 PM Oakleigh Hall, Drummond St, Oakleigh   Our 2016 major concert this year featured a work by, Melbourne composer, Brenton Broadstock “The Sport of Kings”, together with other favourite musical items celebrating our musical relationships with horses (and kings) (and queens). Oakleigh Brass were joined by some very special guests. Our first guest was the Oakleigh Brass prize winner from this year’s Waverley Eisteddfod, playing a wonderful solo “Glen Eden” by Charles Storm, accompanied by the band. Our other special guests were the wonderful Moorabbin Brass.

sing and swing with Monash Chorale

Sing and Swing

Two great local groups joined together for a wonderful Sunday afternoon of music on 22nd May 2016.  Monash Chorale and Oakleigh Brass proudly presented “Sing and Swing“. An afternoon concert at Oakleigh Baptist Church filled with favourite songs from shows and films plus the wonderful Big Band Swing sound. Together, we delivered a exciting concert to delight the heart. With over 60 performers, we ensured that the music was a delight. The final item, combining Monash Chorale, Oakleigh Brass and joined by the vocal talents of our wonderful audience attempted to raise the roof! The concert raised money for Fusion,...