Friends of Music support the musical happenings of First Congregational Church (Saginaw, MI). Members are music enthusiasts from the congregation and/or community at large -- members are aficionados of the pipe organ, choral music, chamber music, and the like. The church, which dates to 1868, is acoustically superb. The congregation is affiliated with the United Church of Christ and has recognized excellence and eclecticism in its musical offerings since the 1800’s.
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FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 403 South Jefferson Ave. Saginaw, MI 48607
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
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.