Concert: Dec. 9, 2022

All concerts are free, donations accepted.

Burnsville's Very Merry Main Street
Dec. 9, 2022, 5-9 pm

Performances in the Square (~5:00-5:30) and at First Baptist Church (~6:00-9:00)

Program (order tbd):
The Holly and The IvyTrad./arr. Paul
The Wexford CarolTrad./arr. Paul
Prelude from "Hansel and Gretel"Engelbert Humperdinck (1854-1921)/arr. Paul
Awake, the Trumpet's Lofty SoundG. F. Handel (1685-1759)/arr. Young
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming.Trad./arr. Paul
The Trumpet Shall SoundG. F. Handel/arr. Young
Jolly Old St. NicholasBenjamin Hanby (1833-1867)/arr. Frackenpohl
Jingle BellsJames Lord Pierpont (1822-1893)/arr. Frackenpohl
We Wish You a Merry ChristmasTrad./arr. Gale
Here We Come a WassailingTrad./arr. Paul
My Spirit Be JoyfulJ. S. Bach (1685-1750)/arr.
(others tbd)



Kevin Paul, Lisa Mauney

Jennifer Smith, Kathleen Sioui

David Thayer

Bass Trombone
Mike Murphy


Chamber music, as opposed to grand orchestral, opera, and ballet performances, was meant to be performed in smaller, more intimate spaces - but feels equally at home in the concert hall. Its small size makes it perfect for any venue or audience. There are many types of chamber ensembles, but none are more sonorous than the brass quintet. Its combination of instruments allows for a complete range of music performance and the ensemble is convincing no matter the genre or style. Unlike large-ensemble performance, chamber musicians are solely reliant upon each other for balance, blend, and timing. They must be in constant nonverbal communication with each other. Because there is only one player per part, chamber ensembles require endurance, confidence, and teamwork like no other. The repertoire of the brass quintet spans six centuries, from the Renaissance to works composed within a few years ago - including original music and artfully-crafted arrangements and transcriptions perfect for any occasion.