Raised Hands & Loud Voices
8 February 2009
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.
ABOVE: Ali Jackson on tuba.
BELOW left: Deborah Rathke and Carl Muller.
BELOW right: Jason Adams and Eddie Lewis.
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
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
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