Horns Aloud first formed in 2003 when John Davy and Marc Woodhurst were persuaded to form a horn quartet to play some Tippett for a competition at Trinity College of Music. Jamie Thomas also formed part of the original line-up and they were joined by 3rd horn Jocelyn Lightfoot in 2005.
From the outset the group have transcended the traditional boundaries and limitations of the horn quartet genre and worked to use the full expressive, dynamic and historical range of the French Horn to play music of many styles to new audiences in unusual and sometimes breath-taking venues.
As a brass ensemble, some judicious, light-fingered arranging of other instruments’ repertoire is a key part of their performances. Horns Aloud will warm the heart, stimulate the mind and entertain and inspire you!