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Friday, January 2, 2015

Brass Quintets Collaborate at Special Worship Event

Two regional brass quintets will collaborate at First Congregational Church of Saginaw, 403 S. Jefferson Avenue, at morning worship, Sunday, January 18, 2015, at 10:30 a.m.  This is open to the public.
The Touch of Brass Quintet and Saginaw Brass Quintet will accompany the congregation’s morning hymns scored by Vaclav Nalhybel and perform three voluntaries for double quintet: “Nimrod” from Enigma Variations (Edward Elgar), Canzon noni toni (Giovanni Gabrieli), and Fanfare pour précéder La péri (Paul Dukas).  The groups’ most recent public pairing was on Sunday, November 2, at Zion Lutheran Church.
The Touch of Brass Quintet was formed in 1980 by five members of the Midland Concert Band.  The ensemble has played of worship services, weddings, funerals, graduation ceremonies, outdoor and indoor concerts, and private parties.  It has been a part of the Boar’s Head Festival at Bethlehem Lutheran Church for over twenty-five years.  Members Rick Enszer, Stan Rowe, Dave Selley, Hal Smith, and Gaye Terwillegar represent the Tri-Cities.  They are active in regional concert bands, orchestras, brass groups, big bands, and jazz combos.  Three members offer private instrumental instruction.
The Saginaw Brass Quintet was formed in 2006 as the FCC Brass due to its beginnings at First Congregational Church in Saginaw.  The quintet later changed its name to reflect a growing outreach to the Great Lakes Bay Region.  Members Chris Harris, Keith Kidder, Brandon Jerashen, Bill Ostler, and Doug Schuller perform in regional ensembles.  Both quintets perform a varied repertoire including classical, liturgical, jazz, standard marches, and polka.

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