UK Premiere of Bourgeois Concerto for Bass Trombone

image001-2Jonathan Warburton will be performing the UK premiere of Derek Bourgeois’ Concerto for Bass Trombone and Band with Trinity Concert Band in Reading on 22nd June. 

As one of England’s busiest bass trombonists on the music scene today, Jonathan is actively involved in a wide array of musical performances. After graduating from the Birmingham Conservatoire with a first class honours degree in bass trombone, he spent two years with the National Youth Wind Orchestra and performed with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra.

A versatile performer, Jonathan plays in several different big bands and is an active member of the British Trombone Society where he regularly performs new material for bass trombone. Jonathan has had over 30 original works written for him by modern composers.  As an educator and leader in the newest concepts of teaching low brass performance, Jonathan has conducted master classes not only in England, but invitations from prominent universities and music conservatories have taken him to the United States, Australia, South Africa and Canada. Jonathan recently recorded his own solo CD on the Warwick label entitled, “Moving On”. Some of his compositions are listed on England’s examination syllabuses.

A Selection of Orchestral Favourites form the theme of the rest of this concert featuring  “Fanfare for the Common Man” by Aaron Copland, and “Overture to Candide” by Leonard Bernstein. Also our MD, Paul Speed, will be temporarily swopping his baton for a piccolo trumpet to perform “Gabriel’s Oboe”.

Tickets are £10 up to 24 hours before the concert and £12 on the door. Children under 16 years are free when accompanied by a paying member of the audience. Tickets can be purchased from the Box Office 0118 9690925 or via the website

The concert is at Trinity Church, at 19:30 on Sat 22nd June