St. Louis Brass Quintet to perform
Friends of Music continues its 2007-08 season with a concert by the St. Louis Brass Quintet on Monday at 8 p.m. in the Kennett (Mo.) High School Auditorium (West Washington, at the North By-Pass, on the west side of town).
The event is admission free and the public is invited.
Members of the Quintet are Jeffrey Hoard, tuba; Melvyn Jernigan, trombone and founder/director; Cheryl Hoard, horn; Malcom McDuffee, trumpet and piccolo trumpet; and Bob Ceccarini, trumpet.
Joining the Quintet for this concert will be the Kennett Festival Chorus, an ensemble brining together Kennett High School singers and area adult singers. The Festival Chorus is directed by Jules Mercier.
During the first half of the program, the Chorus and Quintet will perform together three works: “Psalm 150” by Jan Bender, “Festival Allelui” by Kenneth Jennings and “Hodie Christus natus est” by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck.
The second half of the concert will showcase the Quintet alone in an assortment of original works for brass quintet, arrangements and a bit of the Quintet’s own version of the history of brass instruments — altogether a serious event with a few “less serious” moments to be expected along the way. The Quintet has been doing this for more than 40 years and knows how to entertain all ages and all musical interests with its own zany combination of the sublime and the ridiculous.
The Quintet will also be performing school concerts at Kennett middle and high schools. Financial support for this project was provided by the Missouri Arts Council.
Published in The Messenger 5.2.08