For Immediate Release

Brass Concert for Southbelt Community

Held on 18 Nov 2007

The local community was recently treated to the sounds of a Sacred Brass Concert, a special music event presented by Consort Immanuel.  The concert, held on the evening of 18 Nov, took place in a beautiful sanctuary, kindly made available by Pastor Ledbetter of the Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Scarsdale Boulevard .

The concert was themed around elegant, sacred music, and featured a Brass Quintet, a Brass Quartet, a Trumpet Duo, a Low Brass Trio, and a Beginning Trumpet Ensemble.  To emphasize the focus on the Southbelt area, only original brass compositions by Sagemont resident and composer, Eddie Lewis, were included in the program. 

The musicians performing at the concert were Eddie Lewis (trumpet), Carol Morgan (trumpet), Carl Muller (trombone), Deborah Rathke (horn), and Andrew Eason (tuba).  To the delight of the audience, the concert also included four pieces performed by a junior trumpet ensemble.  Two of these pieces saw the four young men and one young lady of this ensemble experience the excitement of playing alongside accomplished, professional musicians.  The Beginning Trumpet Ensemble meets regularly to practice as a group, and is directed by Eddie Lewis.  This was their first public performance as a group.

Consort Immanuel has other exciting events planned for this area during 2008.  Visit www.consortimmanuel.org for more information, or e-mail consortimmanuel@sbcglobal.net and request to be added to the Southbelt mailing list.