Thursday, March 24, 2011
Saginaw Brass Quintet to Perform at First Congregational Church
On April 3, the Saginaw Brass Quintet (formerly the FCC Brass) will perform a concert at historic First Congregational Church in downtown Saginaw that is free and open to the public. The program, highlighting American music from the 1700s to present, will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the church’s sanctuary. Founded in 2006, the Saginaw Brass Quintet models its musical efforts after the professional quintets Axiom Brass, Spectrum Brass Quintet, and The Canadian Brass. The Saginaw Brass Quintet has performed an eclectic repertoire of sacred and secular arrangements in public venues and churches in the region. Staff members Don Belcher, Chris Harris, Bill Howard, Keith Kidder, and Bill Ostler have received a supportive following in the Saginaw Valley. There will not be an admission charge for the concert, but shared free-will donations will support the overhaul First Congregational Church’s historic sanctuary pipe organ, which is in need of repair. An organ composition by Richard Purvis will be included among the concerts music and played by First Congregational Church’s Director of Music Ministries, Nicholas Schmelter.