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Phoenix Sax go live with Haydn

The Phoenix Saxophone Orchestra has just completed their second recording, this time complete with a live video! Eight members of the now 16 strong orchestra have recorded an arrangement of Haydn’s 39th Symphony, featuring all seven of the different types of sax played by the orchestra – from the tiny sopranino through the more commonly seen soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones to Read More…

Gerard McChrystal appointed Patron

We are absolutely delighted to announce that international saxophonist Gerard McChrystal has agreed to become Phoenix Saxophone Orchestra’s Patron! Gerard, who lives in Leicester, will act as a public figurehead for the orchestra and has agreed to help out with workshops and rehearsals, and even perform at a joint concert or two, when he’s able. “I am honoured to be invited to be PatronRead More…

Phoenix Sax perform lockdown Gabrieli

While we’ve been in lockdown and unable to meet and rehearse, members of the Phoenix Saxophone Orchestra have been busy recording individual parts for Giovanni Gabrieli’s 1597 piece ‘Sacrae Symphoniae’ (Canzon per Sonar Septimi Toni à 8, Ch.172), in kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and garages across the region! It’s been quite a challenge playing without a musical director and when you can’t heRead More…

Rehearsals suspended (Covid-19)

Following Government advice that social gatherings should be suspended in the light of the current Coronavirus situation, Phoenix Saxophone Orchestra has suspended rehearsals until further notice. This decision was not taken lightly and is, of course, motivated by a desire to do what is best for long term health and well-being of all. Stay safe everyone.
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Ready 2 Rock with Gerard McChrystal

It’s now just a month since our launch, and what a month it’s been! We were absolutely delighted to receive this lovely, personalised message of support from sax supremo Gerard McChrystal. And not only that, the internationally renowned Delta Saxophone Quartet and sax composer/arranger Philippe Marillia have sent their best wishes, saxophonist Jay Riley has shared news of our launch in hisRead More…

A new beginning

A new saxophone orchestra has launched in Market Harborough, Leicestershire to provide adults with an opportunity to have fun playing the saxophone together and to share the versatility of the sax with a wider audience. The Phoenix Saxophone Orchestra is starting off with 14 members playing seven different types of saxophone, from the tiny sopranino through the more commonly-seen soprano, altoRead More…