About The 168th British Open Brass Band Championships

The British Open is the oldest brass band contest in the world and the top 15 British bands continue this great tradition, alongside the invited European champions, by competing for the coveted ‘Open’ title.

This year’s event will be the first major brass contest to take place since 2019 due to the lockdown measures.

The test piece is the world premiere of a new work by renowned British composer Professor Edward Gregson. The title ‘The World Rejoicing ‘is particularly poignant as the ‘Open’ marks the long awaited return of top class contesting to a major auditorium.

‘The World Rejoicing’ is a melodic and dramatic symphonic suite based around a well know Lutheran chorale – Nun danket allegott (Now thank we all our God) as well as reflecting upon musical quotations from Gregson’s other major works for brass band.

Booking Info

£36.50*, £33*, £30.50*, £28*, £26*, £23*, £21*

Free (limited) ticket for Disabled Visitor’s Carers, as per Access Scheme

*A £3 per ticket commission is charged when you book through Town Hall Symphony Hall’s Box Office – online, by phone or in person.

There is no per ticket commission on tickets under £13.

Ticket commission

*Some events may carry a £3 - £4 ticket commission; charged per ticket. This is charged when you book through B:Music’s Box Office – online, by phone or in person. Any advertised prices will include any per-ticket fee that may apply.

Wheelchair Users and Disabled Patrons

If you require a wheelchair position (subject to availability) please call the Box Office on 0121 289 6343.

A range of tickets and services are available under our Access Scheme. To find out more, or to join the Access Scheme, email boxoffice@bmusic.co.uk or call us on 0121 289 6343.

Tickets are for personal use only. Purchasing tickets as, or on behalf of, a business or trader engaged in the resale of tickets is strictly prohibited. Tickets cannot be resold for commercial gain. We may cancel tickets and refuse entry if we have reason to believe this condition has not been respected. Customer accounts may also be suspended.

Dates & Times

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Getting here

  • Symphony Hall
    Broad Street
    B1 2EA
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