Support Septura

Septura’s supporters – individuals, companies and foundations, most notably the Rayne Trust – have enabled us to bring together this extraordinary group of players in our attempt to create a brand new medium for classical chamber music.

We have now launched our supporters’ scheme, so that anyone can help us towards realising this project., through three different tiers: Friends, Supporters and Patrons.

You can find out more about how to support Septura here, or view our current supporters here.

Debut disc reviews

Septura’s debut recording for Naxos has been a chart success, reaching No.3 in the Specialist Classical Chart. This is what the press have had to say:

Uplifting debut from a magnificent seven…stirring, thoughtful debut

 The Observer ★★★★★

 

Superbly played and warmly engineered debut disc of imaginatively conceived arrangements

BBC Music Magazine (Performance ★★★★, Recording ★★★★★)

 

Septura match the sincerity of Bruckner’s motet texts in their noble performances.

Gramophone

 

This is an excellent brass septet…The sounds are full and beautiful from beginning to end.

American Record Guide

 

This is brass playing at its most exalted

Fanfare

 

Recital of pure gold

Ritmo ★★★★ (Spain)

 

Throughout the record the playing is exceptional…This is a superb album, full of thoughtful and intelligent music making at its best.

The Trombonist

 

Septura debut album reaches Top 10 in Official UK Classical Charts

We’re thrilled that our debut recording has reached the Top 10 in the UK classical album chart in its first week of release!

We also made it to No. 3 in the UK Specialist Classical Chart.

Thanks to everyone who bought the album – and if you haven’t go your copy yet, it’s available on Amazon and iTunes now:

Amazon

iTunes

Håkan Hardenberger becomes Advisory Patron

We are delighted to announce that Håkan Hardenberger has agreed to become an Advisory Patron for Septura.

Håkan is the greatest trumpet soloist today – alongside his phenomenal performances of the classical repertory, he is also held in high regard as a pioneer of significant and virtuosic new trumpet works. His approach to repertoire creation for the trumpet is something which Septura wishes to emulate for brass septet, and he will advise the group with these goals in mind.

Håkan joins the advisory group alongside Dr. Martin Knight and Professor Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (Principal of the Royal Academy of Music).

www.hakanhardenberger.com

Photo © Marco Borggreve

Debut Recording

We spent the last few days recording our first CD for Naxos Records, which features transcriptions of choral and organ music for brass septet by Brahms, Bruckner, Mendelssohn and Schumann, alongside Bruckner’s Two Aequali for three trombones. The acoustic of St. Paul’s Church in New Southgate, North London proved ideal for this repertoire, and we are all looking forward to hearing the results. The disc is due to be released in summer 2014, so watch this space!

Septura Begins Residency at Royal Academy of Music

We are pleased to announce that Septura will be an Ensemble in Residence at the Royal Academy of Music (London) for the 2013-2014 academic year. In addition to rehearsing and performing at the Academy, the group will be coaching brass students and giving them the opportunity to observe our recording sessions. We also have an exciting project in the pipeline with composition students, several of whom are penning new works for the group which will be played in workshops in January 2014.

Click here to read the RAM Brass Department’s Autumn Newsletter.