Who we are
Who we are
Seraphim Trumpets was founded by David Ward, Oliver Preece and Lee Butler in 1990. As a group we select our players from a pool of top UK professional trumpeters so that we are always able to guarantee the highest standard of performance on every occasion, whether a wedding, corporate or special event.
As individuals our players have performed with the major London and UK Orchestras including; the BBC Symphony and Concert Orchestras, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic & Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestras, London Symphony Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, London Festival Orchestra, Halle Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales amongst many others. Classical and orchestral work forms the basis of many of our individual freelance engagements but the members of Seraphim Trumpets have also performed extensively in musical theatre in London’s West End, throughout the UK and abroad. Their theatre credits include work with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and in West End productions of Chicago, Oliver, Phantom of the Opera, High Society, Mack and Mabel, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, Shoes, Annie, Jesus Christ Superstar to name but a few.Our players have toured extensively overseas with performances in SE Asia, North and South America, Russia, China, Europe, Australia and the Middle East as well as working with orchestras, ensembles and chamber groups in the USA, Italy, Ireland, Spain, Greece, Holland, Portugal and Germany.
Radio and TV appearances have included performances on BBC TV, ITV, HTV, Sky TV, Channel 4, Greek, Spanish and German TV including appearing in the BBC Last Night of the Proms, Songs of Praise, Dennis Potters ‘Lipstick on your collar’, BBC Radios 2, 3 and 4, and with the vocal group the Hilliard Ensemble, the Steve Martland and Michael Nyman Band, Big Bands and Jazz Orchestras including the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Pete Cater Big Band, Graham Collier and Michael Garrick Big Bands. In addition members of Seraphim Trumpets have also been involved in various commercial recordings, TV, film and theatre sound tracks.
The professional experience of our players covers all genres and styles of music. We bring this collective experience to Seraphim Trumpets ensuring outstanding musicianship in all our performances.