Raised Hands & Loud Voices

8 February 2009
3:00 PM

Consort Immanuel Brass Quintet

ABOVE from left to right: Deborah Rathke (horn), Carl Muller (trombone), Ali Jackson (tuba), Jason Adams (trumpet 2), and Eddie Lewis (trumpet 1).

BELOW left: Eddie Lewis on first trumpet.  BELOW right: Deborah Rathke on horn and Carl Muller on trombone.

Eddie Lewis (trumpet)Deborah Rathke and Carl Muller

Ali Jackson (tuba) Ali Jackson (tuba)

ABOVE: Ali Jackson on tuba.

BELOW left: Deborah Rathke and Carl Muller.  BELOW right: Jason Adams and Eddie Lewis.

Rathke and Muller Adams and Lewis

“Raised Hands and Loud Voices” is the second concert in the 2009 Consort Immanuel Concert Series, and followed after the successful trumpets-only concert, “Trumpets of Jubilee”.  “Raised Hands and Loud Voices” was themed around a blend of traditional hymns and contemporary Christian music.  All pieces were re-harmonized to reflect the brass chamber music idiom.  The program, incorporating pieces by well-known local and other composers, was performed by Consort Immanuel's professional brass quintet.  This concert represented the best of both music worlds, the reverence of the traditional and the celebration of the modern, and served as a tribute to sacred music.

This concert also included the first public performance of Friendswood composer John Goode’s winning piece, “Winter Memories”.  According to Goode, this piece, entered in the 2008 Consort Immanuel Brass Quintet Composition Competition, is intended to inspire the mental associations and warm feelings we have when we listen to old familiar seasonal songs from our childhood.  The 2008 Consort Immanuel Brass Quintet Composition Competition was introduced to encourage amateur and professional composers from Houston and the surrounding areas to share their talent with fellow Houstonians.

“Raised Hands and Loud Voices” was offered FREE of charge to the public.  To encourage family attendance, the event was scheduled for the afternoon.  The concert venue (the sanctuary of Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 10310 Scarsdale Boulevard, Houston 77089) was generously made available by Mount Olive Lutheran Church.

To view the program - click here.