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Ye Olde Brass
March 5, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
SAINT MARY’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN BURLINGTON PRESENTS PHILADELPHIA YOUTH ORCHESTRA’S BRAVO BRASS ENSEMBLE IN “YE OLDE BRASS”
The talented members of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra’s Bravo Bass ensemble will present a concert titled “Ye Olde Brass” on Sunday, March 5 at 4:00. The concert features music of English Elizabethan composers William Byrd, John Bull, Giles Farnaby, Orlando Gibbons, and others performed in the historic beauty Saint Mary’s. The Parish, with its Anglican roots and traditions, is a perfect location for this concert. The Parish is comprised of the oldest church building in New Jersey – the 17th oldest in the nation – Old Saint Mary’s (1702), and the first cruciform church built in the United States – New Saint Mary’s (1854), the first Episcopal Cathedral in NJ. Mayor Conaway of Burlington City, and Mary Anne Bell, Superintendent of Burlington Township Board of Education will be honored guests in the audience. Saint Mary’s 150 year-old peal of Whitechapel tower bells will be rung prior to the concert.
Paul Bryan, Curtis Institute Dean of Faculty and Students, is the Director and Conductor of Bravo Brass and he is pleased to return to St. Mary’s. He said, “The concert last year at Saint Mary’s was a highlight for the musicians. We greatly appreciate the invitation from the Parish to return, and we look forward to the performance.”
Organist and Choirmaster Lee Millhous enthusiastically anticipates Bravo Brass’s return visit to the church. He said, “Saint Mary’s is thrilled to host the Bravo Brass ensemble again this year as the major event of our Music Series. The talent and commitment of this fine group of young musicians is remarkable, and Paul Bryan’s leadership and musicianship are inspirational to performers and audience alike.”
Early arrival is recommended because the program last year attracted beyond seating capacity. The Parish parking lot is located off Talbot Street, and there is ample on-street parking surrounding the Parish grounds. A free will offering will be received, and a festive reception will follow in Saint Mary’s Guild House.
For more information about the concert contact either Bravo Brass and the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, at www.pyos.org and (215) 545-0502, or Saint Mary’s Parish Office at (609) 386-0902.