Trumpets of Jubilee
11 January 2009
Student trumpeters listen attentively as the conductor, Eddie Lewis,
briefs them on performance etiquette during the rehearsal.
ABOVE: Professional trumpeters demonstrate their
sight-reading skill during the concert rehearsal.
This concert was a trumpets-only performance which
brought together the diverse talents of professionals and students of all
ages. The concert, which marked the start of the Consort Immanuel 2009
Concert Series, celebrated the vibrant and majestic music of the
trumpet. Trumpet-only concerts are rare, so this was an unusual
opportunity for the community to embrace the rich, resonant sounds of
a host of trumpets playing in harmony. The concert also served
enrichment opportunity for music students, who were priviledged to
play alongside professional musicians.
The concert was directed by Eddie Lewis, who was
assisted by John Goode on the pieces where Eddie was called to
perform. Professional trumpeters included Will Cook, Jerry
Garcia, John Goode, Terrence Harrington, Eddie Lewis, Jimmy
Lingenfelter, Matt Jenkins, Mark Rios, and Chad Willis. The
student section comprised 14 students, with the youngest being a 4th
grader and the oldest being 9th graders. The students
represented home-schooled students and a number of different schools
from the area: Friendswood Junior High, Pearland High School, J. Frank
Dobie High School, Berry Miller Junior High School, British School of
Houston, and Kolter Elementary School.
The performance included works by Albert Ellmenreich,
Samuel Scheidt, Stefan Karpiniec, Eddie Lewis, John Bennet, Andreas de
Silva, Benjamin Britten, Vassily Brandt, Brian Israel, George
Frederick McKay, Alexander Gretchaninoff, and Tielman Susato.
The concert was sponsored by Consort Immanuel and
offered free of charge to the community. The venue was
graciously made available for the concert by Mount Olive Lutheran
Church. The support of Mount Olive Lutheran Church is gratefully
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