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About Australian Baroque Brass

Founded in 2003, the Australian Baroque Brass (ABB) is renowned as one of Australia's finest early music ensembles. Under the artistic directorship of baroque trumpeter and scholar John Foster (, the ensemble has pioneered the use of period brass instruments in Australia. The ABB more recently, in  addition to being Artists in Residence at St James' Church, has performed at the Adelaide Festival, Canberra International Music Festival, the New England Bach Festival, the Hobart Island Brass Academy, the International Trumpet Guild Conference 2010, St Peters' Cathedral (Adelaide), St Marys' Cathedral (Sydney),  St Stephen's Cathedral (Brisbane), the Sydney Mozart Society, the Ballarat Goldfields Festival, the Arden Crescent Concert Series, Mosman Concert Series, St James’ Concert Series, Sydney Conservatorium, the Elder Conservatorium, the Queensland Conservatorium, the Newcastle Conservatorium, and the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music, among many other memorable concerts throughout this country.

In 2008 ABB made its first tour of the USA, performing extensively throughout the United States. In 2010 Australian Baroque Brass made a world premiere recording of "The Voyage" by composer Graeme Koehne which was broadcast live at the ANZAC Day dawn service in Gallipoli (Turkey)  before an audience of tens of thousands.

In 2011 Australian Baroque Brass also made their debut performance in the United Kingdom performing at the Petworth Festival in Sussex. Australian Baroque Brass has also collaborated with many other well known artists and ensembles, such as, Paul McCreesh, Crispian Steele-Perkins, Sara Macliver, Michael Laird, The Song Company, Ironwood Ensemble, the Adelaide Chamber Choir, the Choir of St James', The Choir of St Mary's Cathedral (Sydney), the Choir of Christchurch St Lawrence, Baroque Brass of London, the New Zealand Chamber Choir, the Sydney Consort, Sydney Bach Choir, the Academy of St James'.

ABB has recorded extensively for broadcast on ABC Classic FM, 2MBS and numerous other radio and television stations, and has also recorded the first three albums in the "Music of a Golden Age" series (Tubicium Records) to much critical acclaim (

 ABB also performs annual  orchestral masses at St James' Church in Sydney.

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