The Euphonium Collective

Welcome to the Euphonium Collective pages of Charley Brighton

Willson Euphonium Artist, Brass Teacher & Instrument Service Technician

"If you love some instrument, if you like the sound of it, it's like no other sound. It's really yours. It comes from deep within, and it's something you can always connect with inside. How good can that be? Your music, your sound-it's your friend for life. You can express how you feel, send your self into the larger world. You will always have that voice. That's a pretty powerful thing." Yo-Yo-Ma, Cellist.



"Charley Brighton’s wonderful collection of euphoniums both old and new provided an equally fascinating counterpoint presentation.The amazing array of weird and wonderful designs from Victorian five valve leviathans to micro sized marching instruments showed that in reality there is nothing new under the sun.The somewhat Heath Robinson approach of early inventors and instrument manufacturers to try and sort out tuning and intonation problems bordered between the occasionally brilliant and the more predictable bonkers".4 Barsrest








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March 2019





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    Concert/Brass Band, Ensemble
    & Solo Performance Dates for 2019;

    Saturday, March 23rd.
    BBC Elstree Concert Band
    St. Clement Danes Church, The Strand, London, 7.30pm

    Saturday, April 6th.
    Buckinghamshire Symphonic Winds, Duncan Stubbs
    St. Mary's Church, Chesham, 7pm

    Saturday, April 27th.
    Songs from the Shows 8, with Malcolm Stowell, piano & organ
    St. Mary's Slough, SL1 1PJ, 12 noon

    Saturday, May 4th.
    BBC Elstree Concert Band
    Dorchester Abbey (Oxon) Music Festival Concert, 7.30pm

    Saturday, May 25th.
    Euphonium Recital no.74 with Malcolm Stowell, piano & organ
    St. Mary's Slough, SL1 1PJ, 12 noon

    Saturday, June 15th.
    BBC Elstree Concert Band
    Mill Hill, 7.30pm

    Wednesday, June 19th.
    BBC Elstree Concert Band
    New Allum Hall, Borehamwood, 7.30pm

    Saturday, June 22nd.
    Songs from the Shows 9, with Malcolm Stowell, piano & organ
    St. Mary's Slough, SL1 1PJ, 12 noon

    Saturday, June 29th.
    BBC Elstree Concert Band
    Proms at St. Jude's Hampstead, 12 noon

    Saturday, August 17th.
    Euphonium Recital no.75 with Malcolm Stowell, piano & organ
    St. Mary's Slough, SL1 1PJ, 12 noon

    Saturday, September 7th.
    Buckinghamshire Symphonic Winds
    venue tbc, 7pm

    Saturday, November 16th.
    Euphonium Recital no.77 with Malcolm Stowell, piano & organ
    St. Mary's Slough, SL1 1PJ, 12 noon

    Saturday, December 15th.
    Len Rawle Christmas Show
    Woking Leisure Centre, 3pm






    CONTENTS

    The Euphonium Music of
    Terry Treherne


    Euphonium Solo
    Archive

    Euphonium Recitals
    listings & reviews


    The History of
    The Hanwell Band


    The B.B.C.
    Elstree Concert Band
    Gallery Index
    6 valve euphoniums!

    Listen to our collection of
    vintage instruments
    Directory
    The best links
    & contacts.
    Ebony, Ivory & Brass
    A Classical Trio.

    A Personal History
    Life with the Euphonium

    Brass Ensemble

    Free Concerts at
    St. Mary's

    Capriccioso
    Low Brass Quartet




    On November 3rd. 2004, I signed a contract with Willi Kurath, Director of Willson Band Instruments in Flums, Switzerland,
    to promote their Euphoniums
    here is the 2900 model I use in my performances!








    Euphoniums Wanted !

    I am interested in purchasing old euphoniums,
    particularly Highams, Gisborne and other lesser known brands.
    Preferably in playing condition, but not essential.

    Email us here