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Soprano sax back in use

15 February 2017

Third year criminology student Christopher Brown, is benefiting from using the Soprano Saxophone – originally purchased in 2008 thanks to our alumni.

In an agreement with NTU Music, instruments purchased through alumni donations remain the property of the University in order to give others opportunities to try new sounds.

St Barnabas Cathedral Choral Scholar, Chris is from a musical family – his parents and his sister are also musicians. Chris started playing the piano at a young age, but was encouraged to take up another instrument. He chose the saxophone, admitting that he thought it was “pretty cool because Lisa Simpson played one”!

Chris, who wants to become a police officer after graduation, fits in as much time for his music has he possibly can. He said: “I can’t thank donors enough. It’s an unbelievable opportunity to be able to play the soprano sax. I’d never even seen one before and don’t know anybody else who has got one. It’s great that students get chances like this without having the financial burden.”

Chris will be performing Will Todd: Mass in Blue with the NTU Chamber Choir and NTU Jazz Band at Southwell Minster on Saturday 4 March 2017 from 7.30 pm. Find out more.



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