**NEW** The Aeolian Hall Presents Brassroots! Friday February 3 at 8:00 pm
Brassroots returns to the Aeolian Hall February 3, 2017 at 8 pm with a concert of eclectic music from the world of film – from the evocative “Gabriel’s Oboe” (“The Mission”), to the jubilant high energy “Gonna Fly Now”, from “Rocky”. This shapes up to be a rich musical feast for film and music lovers alike. For ticket information, please visit
Brassroots 2016-17 Season
Brassroots presents four concerts this season. All concerts will be at St. James Westminster Anglican Church, 115 Askin Street London Ontario. Ticket Information
Concert #1 - Autumn Rhapsody, Saturday October 15, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Brass timbres to match the colours of Fall, featuring the Mountsfield Public School Choir, conducted by Karen Pincombe. The main work will be "Animal Ditties". Some animals are preparing for hibernation but the Dog, Mule, Duck, and Rhinoceros have no such plans. Narrator David Ennis will tell the story while our brass and percussion mimic the antics. And our soloists will charm with Gershwin’s Summertime, Autumn Leaves and Blue Bombazine, a brand new jazzy chart for tuba. Lots of fun!
Concert #2 - It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas! Saturday November 26, 2016 at 7:30 pm
A prelude to the wonders of Christmas, with Stephen Holowitz at the organ and David Ennis, narrator. The first half will feature another new work, "The Toymaker", and finish with “’Twas the Night Before Christmas”. The second half will showcase seasonal music - “Prelude and Fugue for Christmas”, “The Twelve Days of Christmas” and “Christmas Carousel”. It may seem early to sing carols, but why not? Festive fanfares will greet two of the most popular ones!
Concert #3 - Camino a Espana - A Journey to Spain, Saturday February 25, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Our journey will start with Saint-Saens' "March Militaire Francaise"; pause for Faure's beautiful "Pavanne"; then visit Versailles for "Music for the Sun King." Passing over the Pyrenees into Spain, we will revel in the rhythmic joys of this great country, ending with Chick Corea's ever-popular "Spain".
Concert #4 – From Time to Time, Saturday April 22, 2017 pm at 7:30 pm
A brief history of music from five centuries - Baroque to jazz and pop; from Gabrielli and Haydn to Shostakovich, Gershwin and the Beatles; even a song attributed to Henry VIII. A stellar ending to another exciting season!