Launch your holidays with an exuberant Christmas concert by Buzz Brass

Brass takes on a fresh shine with dynamic performance and fresh, stimulating interaction by this Montreal-based ensemble. Enjoy hearing familiar classics reinterpreted through trumpet, horn and trombone.

Since 2002, Buzz Brass has captivated classical music lovers across the globe, establishing a reputation for innovative programming, praiseworthy recordings, and a unique repertoire and vision.  This is brass at its best, delivered with intelligence, whimsy and skill.



Angels We Have Heard on High
Traditional French Song
Arr. Hugo Bégin

My Spirit be Joyful
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

I. Lent et douloureux
Erik Satie (1866-1925)

String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, B.179, Op. 96 “American”
IV. Vivace ma non troppo
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)

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A Christmas Festival

Leroy Anderson (1908-1975)
Transcr. Wade Rackley
Arr. Hugo Bégin

Silent Night
Franz Grüber (1787-1863)
Arr. Robert Prévost

Christmas Time is Here
Vince Guaraldi (1928-1976)
Arr. Brandon Ridenour

The 12 Days of Christmas
Andrew Carter & Frank Austin
Arr. Howard Cable, Sylvain Lapointe & Enrico Dastous

Sleigh Ride
Leroy Anderson
Arr. David Kayser

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Buzz Brass | High River Gift of Music 2023-24 Season

photo  | Michel Bérard

Buzz Brass

Five horns

Since 2002, Buzz Brass quintet has captivated music lovers in North America, Europe and China with innovative concert programs, praiseworthy recordings and a notable repertoire. In realizing their vision of accessible brass performance, the group has received numerous awards and distinctions including the Opus, ADISQ, and Trille Or prizes. The group now features among the most reputable brass quintets in Canada and made appearances at Edinburgh’s 2015 Fringe Festival, Beijing’s 2016 Meet in Beijing Arts Festival, and New York’s 2018 Chamber Music America.) Buzz Brass collaborates with established symphony orchestras in Gatineau, Sherbrooke, Winnipeg and Quebec City as well as with Ottawa’s National Arts Centre Orchestra.

“The sound of Buzz Brass is splendid. The musical environment they create radiates with a bright and golden glow […] memorable melodies such as Satie’s Gymnopédies and Dvorak’s famous American Quartet (originally for strings) find themselves enhanced, almost sharper.”

— Ici Musique