Set your calendars for two exciting concerts are coming early in the New Year. The Music Department invites you to hear the King’s Brass on Thursday, January 12, and composer/pianist Joseph M. Martin on Sunday, February 5. Both these concerts are free to the congregation and community and are sponsored by the Friends of Music.
King’s Brass is lead by Tim Zimmerman and features three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, percussion and keyboards. Formed over 30 years ago, the group is made up of professional musicians from across the country. More than a musical ensemble, the King’s Brass shares their faith along with their excellent musical ability as they use their instruments to lead others in praise and worship. Their innovative, entertaining and inspiring concerts have pleased audiences and critics throughout America as they travel to every part of our country. They have recorded 14 albums that represent a mixture of standard hymn arrangements, folk songs and contemporary pieces. The concert is free and presented in the sanctuary at 7:30 pm.
Composer/Pianist Joseph M. Martin is our guest for a revival of our “Meet the Composer” weekend. Mr. Martin is one of the most prolific and respected composers of choral anthems and musicals in our time. He serves Shawnee Press as Director of Sacred Publications in addition to his constant schedule as artist and clinician. He is a graduate of Furman University and the University of Texas when he received a Master of Music in Piano Performance degree. He has played with symphony orchestras in America and South America in addition to solo recitals throughout America. As a composer his diverse musical styles can be heard in almost every church and public school in our country but also in Carnegie Hall or the Lawrence Welk Theater in Branson, Missouri. A native of South Carolina, his “down home” presentation always brings a special warmth to his recitals in addition to his outstanding musical artistry. Mr. Martin will direct our Chancel Choir in worship on February 5 and then will present a piano recital of his hymn arrangements and original compositions at 4 pm that afternoon in our sanctuary.
Please join us for two excellent programs as we begin our new concert offerings for 2012. Again, both concerts are free and are sponsored by the Friends of Music. Call the Music Office for more details.
Carnegie Hall, Branson, Missouri and almost every public school choir and every church.