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Phoenix raises the roof at St Hugh’s concert

We’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who supported and came along to our concert at St Hugh’s Church in Harborough on Saturday 18 March. We were thrilled to play to a packed church, and the concert raised a fantastic £660, to be shared between Phoenix Saxophone Orchestra, which is a registered charity, and the St Hugh’s Cygnet Fundraising Project, which aims to build a welcomiRead More…

Saxophonists work out with Mick Foster

Phoenix welcomed guest saxophonists from far and wide to Church Langton on 26 February for an inspiring all day workshop, led by professional saxophonist and composer Mick Foster. The workshop, held at Church Langton Community Hall on Sunday 26 February, drew together 24 players on seven different types of saxophone – sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass and contrabass. Ten PhoenRead More…

Major new sponsor – Wiseman London

Phoenix is delighted to be welcoming on board a prestigious new sponsor, Wiseman London. Wiseman are manufacturers of bespoke, luxury cases for saxophones and other instruments, and the sponsorship is announced as Phoenix enters their fourth year of music making. Wiseman London produce a range of high quality, hand crafted, musical instrument cases. Wiseman cases are designed to provide profeRead More…

Orchestra’s Patron leads open sax workshop

Market Harborough was alive with the sound of sax on 19 November, when 20 saxophonists descended on Church Langton Community Hall for an all-day saxophone workshop. Phoenix Saxophone Orchestra welcomed their patron, international performing saxophonist Gerard McChrystal, to lead the workshop, which drew together 20 players on six different types of saxophone – sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, Read More…

Phoenix plays to capacity crowd at Harrington

Phoenix Saxophone Orchestra performed its first ever full indoor concert at St Peter and St Paul’s Church in Harrington, Northamptonshire on Sunday 9 October, as part of the well-established Harrington Concerts Series. The orchestra played to a capacity audience, with a wide repertoire to suit all musical tastes. Members also demonstrated their musical versatility with some surprise pop-up perRead More…

Phoenix brings out the sunshine at Evington Park!

Phoenix Saxophone Orchestra were delighted to perform their first free summer concert on Sunday 12 June at Evington Park, Leicester. On a glorious sunny day, and in a beautiful setting, Phoenix perfomed a one hour set on the oval in front of the stylish Georgian mansion Evington House, that sits at the heart of the park. An audience of 120 gathered to hear Phoenix perform, and we are greatly Read More…

Phoenix kicks off summer concert series

Phoenix Saxophone Orchestra kicks off a series of free summer concerts on Sunday 12 June with a one hour performance at Evington Park, Leicester, from 3 to 4pm. This summer will be the first full performance season for Phoenix, who will playing live at four free outdoor events: 12 June – Leicester (Evington Park)
10 July – Hinckley (Hollycroft Park)
17 July – Naseby Village Fair
7 August –Read More…

Phoenix goes national on Scala Radio

We were thrilled to be featured on national classical music radio station Scala Radio on 28 November, talking about our joint project with Aberdeenshire Saxophone Orchestra – a rousing recording of Julius Fučík’s ‘Entry of the Gladiators’, which was shortlisted earlier this year for a Royal Philharmonic Society ‘Inspiration’ Award. More…
Jane Smith from Phoenix, and Foss Foster from AberdeenshRead More…

Sax workshop with Gerard McChrystal

Harborough’s Phoenix Saxophone Orchestra were honoured to welcome their Patron, world-renowned saxophonist Gerard McChrystal, to lead an all-day saxophone workshop on Sunday 14 November.
Thirteen Phoenix members were joined by another 13 local saxophonists for this open workshop at Church Langton Community Hall, and the 26 musicians were put through their paces on four very different pieces of mRead More…

Phoenix celebrates at national awards ceremony

It’s been a momentous week for Leicestershire’s Phoenix Saxophone Orchestra (PSO) and Scotland’s Aberdeenshire Saxophone Orchestra (ASO), who were down at London’s Wigmore Hall on Monday (1 November) for the Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) awards – the Oscars of the classical music world, presented by BBC Radio 3’s Katie Dereham. The two groups had been jointly shortlisted for a preRead More…