Matthew Herbert / European Tour / Brexit Choirs

LONDON / BARBICAN

 

MADRID / VERANOS DE LA VILLA FESTIVAL

 

BERLIN / HAUS DER KULTUREN DER WELT

 Photos: York Wegerhoff

LONDON/ RONNIE SCOTT’S LIVE IN THE SQUARE FESTIVAL

Photos: Chris Kench

The Brexit Big Band is a two year collaborative project right across Europe celebrating artistic and musical collaboration and communities across national borders.The project will begin in England at the point at which the UK government triggers Article 50 and then run in parallel across Europe with concerts, recording sessions and workshops, culminating in an album release date at the same moment that Britain leaves the EU in 2019.

At each show, The Brexit Big Band changes much of its personal, working with local European amateur and professional choirs (with Choral Music Director Esmeralda Conde Ruiz) and local European musicians who perform alongside the Band’s regular lead players (working with Big Band Conductor Pete Wraight).

The Brexit Big Band will release an album on the day that the U.K. leaves the E.U, currently set for March 29th 2019. The record is being recorded all over Europe and aims to feature over 1000 musicians and singers from Britain and the continent.