Musical Fanfare Opens the 2018 Spring Festival

For Immediate Release | April 26, 2018

 Musical Fanfare Opens the 2018 Spring Festival
Chamber Spotlight features local musicians & joyous music 

JACKSON, WY.  Cathedral Voices Chamber Choir’s second Spring Music Festival kicks-off Tuesday, May 1st with a fantastically loud, energetic, and celebratory performance by the Jackson Hole Brass Quintet, organist Ron Fabry, and the Jackson Hole Symphony Orchestra String Trio at St. John’s Episcopal Church.  Concert begins at 7:30 pm and is free. For details of all upcoming Festival events, visit www.cathedralvoices.org.

St. John’s will come alive with classical music Tuesday night.  Four additional brass musicians from Idaho will join the Jackson Hole Brass Quintet to perform Antiphonal Brass music by Giovanni Gabrieli. “The music is so bright, energetic, and full-sounding” commented Amanda Flosbach, from the Brass Quintet. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the famous recording of Gabrieli’s Antiphonal Music performed by various combinations of the Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Chicago Brass Ensembles.

The Jackson Hole Symphony Orchestra String Trio is performing several movements from Ludwig Van Beethoven’s thematically rich and buoyant Trio in G Major, Opus 9. Organist Ron Fabry joins the performance with solo works, as well as a performance of Strauss’ Solemn Entry for Brass and Organ.

“We’re so delighted to collaborate with local musicians and have them take the Spotlight as we launch the Festival,” mentioned Laura Huckin, Festival Artistic Director.

The 2018 Spring Music presents four days of performances, lectures, and open rehearsals. The complete schedule of events is online, and all events are free and non-ticketed.  www.cathedralvoices.org.

The week culminates with the final Gala Performance on May 4th, 7pm, at Walk Festival Hall.  Six choruses from Jackson and Pinedale take the stage, along with a 15-piece chamber orchestra of local musicians, and composer Dan Forrest.  A celebratory reception will follow the concert.

Supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council through funding from the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, Center of Wonder/Town and County Arts for All, and the Festival’s Premier Sponsors: Bank of Jackson Hole and Teton Thai.

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Cathedral Voices Chamber Choir inspires harmony and community through excellence in music performance, education, and outreach.  The choir’s concerts and programs include Singing in the Schools, Summer Sing!, and nearly a dozen performances and outreach events

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