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Brass Choir to Perform Thursday


Brass Ensemble

The Lee University Brass Choir will present its spring concert on Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Pangle Hall, under the direction of Dr. Nathan Warner.

The program will include J.S. Bach’s “Three Chorales,” Aaron Copland’s “Ceremonial Fanfare” and “Fanfare for the Common Man,” Giovanni Gabrieli’s “Canzon Septimi Toni No. 2,” and John Williams’ “The Mission” and “Fanfare for Fenway.”

The Brass Choir has 18 brass players and an added battery of percussionists who explore the unique repertoire of large brass ensemble literature and various transcriptions. It is a unique opportunity for brass players to address the issues they face as a “musical family.” This ensemble rehearses and performs throughout the school year.

Warner, assistant professor of music at Lee, has performed with the Chattanooga Symphony, the Knoxville Symphony, Lady Antebellum, Doc Severinsen, Peter Cetera, Clay Aiken, The Temptations, Olivia Newton-John, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, and The Glenn Miller Orchestra, among others. He performs regularly as a classical, orchestral, commercial, big band and jazz artist in New York City, where he lived for 15 years.

As a champion of music education for inner-city youth, Warner was the music teacher at St. Mark the Evangelist School in Harlem, New York, and has worked with the Midori and Friends Foundation. Warner is a founding member of the Sugartone Brass Band, one of the few successful second-line bands not indigenous to New Orleans to find success outside of the region. He has served on the faculties of the Manhattan School of Music Pre College and the City College of New York. He is an endorsed Bach Trumpet Artist.

This concert is a free, non-ticketed event and open to the public.

For more information, contact Lee’s School of Music at (423) 614-8240 or email music@leeuniversity.edu.
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